DocLock (9364) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Capones and Whole Foods PM. Pours chill hazy ruby/copper with off-white head. Nose is huge raspberries, some malt. Smells like a handful of orchard-picked raspberries. Tastes fruity, with big raspberry notes, some malt, hops, smooth finish. Amazingly well hidden alcohol.
bhensonb (13612) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt and Vine. Pours translucent pinkish gold with a whiteish head. Raspberry aroma. Med body or so. Flavor is raspberry, but there’s a "strange" alternate flavor as well. Maybe it’s Belgian yeast doing something. It is fairly dry, even getting a bit astringent. Certainly drinkable, but it’s not as pleasing as I hoped.
mcberko (12420) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a pinkish amber orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out raspberries, some Belgian yeast and candied sugar. Flavour is complex, with Belgian yeast, candied sugar, alcohol and raspberries. Really great mix of elements that are quite complex together. Excellent stuff.
arkurzynski (2145) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy reddish amber. Nose of tart raspberry, wheat malt, and faint Belgian yeast. Flavor is like a strong wheat ale with moderate tart raspberry. Easy to drink for the ABV. Fruit character above average, but still lacking.
ClarkVV (5223) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Sunset Grill, 2/13/16.
Peachy-amber with a light raspberry tint to it and small, pink-flecked head with moderate to low retention.
Raspberries are ripe, juicy/jammy and quite prominent in the nose. Lots of vanilla, wheat and light caramel behind them, with strong esters and a touch of sharpness be it from the raspberry acids and/or yeast/alcohol. Not terribly charming on the Belgian aspect, but the raspberries are done well.
Again with the slight overabundance of sweet malt and moderate booziness. I suppose it doesn’t drink like that at first, the raspberries taking some of the focus off the size of the beer, but it definitely catches up and begins to fatigue the palate with an odd grassiness building up as well. A bit "thick" for my liking and just too sweet overall, but not quite undrinkable.
AirForceHops (5775) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle thanks to Willrunforbeer. Release number 5. Amber color with a pink hue. Aroma is huge raspberry! Big bold even with the amount of time this bottle has sat in Brian’s basement, awesome.
Flavor does well to showcase the raspberries. Carbonation is nice and mild yet still has a light tingle. At over 9% ABV and doesn’t show any notes of alcohol, would have guessed it was a 6 or 7 percent brew. The Belgian yeast has a nice presence, really enjoyed this.
WillRunForBeer (2054) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade. Release 5. Aroma is strong raspberry, alcohol. Flavor is honey, multigrain bread, raspberry. A hint of clove in the finish.
DCLawyer (2395) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Backlog. Draft taster at Iron Horse in DC. Dark pink with bare head. Yeast and watery raspberry. Tart, but not pleasantly so. Unpleasant.
andrewje41 (2491) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft 12 Oz pour at the collective, as part of their Epic brewers night. I’ve never really been into this series, but this one didn’t offend me at all. Fresh red raspberry aroma. Flavor is sweet raspberry and cherry. Slightly medicinal in the finish, but not as much as the others in the series. High fruit finish. Pretty good.
Ferris (10772) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Nice sweet and a bit jammy raspberry. Pinkish orange with a decent white head. Sweet raspberry and light jammy qualities. Not bad.