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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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22oz bottle or on tap ONLY.

The canned version is Lil Brainless Raspberries, a different entry @ 5.2% abv


Jerm719's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerm719 (153) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Great amber/ orange/ pinkish color, nice head. Belgian yeast, cloves, citrus rind. Tart, unripened raspberries. Not a sweet beer, mild fruitiness. Tart, biscuity, spicy Belgian with a long dry finish. Different.... Raspberries are not overpowering like you might think..


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidezdonz (257) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - JUN 29, 2016
A 22 fl. oz. bottle, Release #33, brewed on 3rd November 2014 and packaged on 19th November 2014. Poured into a d’Achouffe tulip glass. It poured a cloudy pinkish red orange colour (like pink guava juice) with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse lacing. Aromas are fruity raspberry juice and strawberry jam. Tastes sweet and lightly tart raspberry and strawberry jam flavours with a good amount of alcohol bite that’s not overpowering. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. It’s a good beer that has a nice alcohol bite and while its not overpowering, I do prefer fruit beers to be a bit lighter though and hence Epic Lil’ Brainless Raspberries was slightly better in my opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (715) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2016
On tap. Pours a clear red with a medium, frothy, long lasting, off-white head that laces nicely. Sweet, fruity aroma of raspberries with a hint of tartness. Sweet flavour of raspberries, Belgian yeast and wheat malt with a dry, tart, slightly acidic, boozy finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice fruit beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9504) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2016
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13742) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 17, 2016
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (13054) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (2172) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2016
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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (5392) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2016
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5888) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2016
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (2125) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle from trade. Release 5. Aroma is strong raspberry, alcohol. Flavor is honey, multigrain bread, raspberry. A hint of clove in the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DCLawyer (2430) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Backlog. Draft taster at Iron Horse in DC. Dark pink with bare head. Yeast and watery raspberry. Tart, but not pleasantly so. Unpleasant.


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