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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
22oz bottle or on tap ONLY.

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

TheGB's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGB (576) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Pours red with a lasting light head. Real nice aroma of raspberries and cream, some wheat. Nice is nice and refreshing, raspberry taste is pretty prominent rather than a subtle accent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13516) - 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 thereís a "strange" alternate flavor as well. Maybe itís Belgian yeast doing something. It is fairly dry, even getting a bit astringent. Certainly drinkable, but itís not as pleasing as I hoped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (11875) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (2108) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (5129) - 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 doesnít 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5665) - 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 Brianís 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 doesnít 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1994) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DCLawyer (2393) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2397) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Draft 12 Oz pour at the collective, as part of their Epic brewers night. Iíve never really been into this series, but this one didnít 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (10524) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle - Nice sweet and a bit jammy raspberry. Pinkish orange with a decent white head. Sweet raspberry and light jammy qualities. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours a dark ruby red/golden copper color with bright cherry edges and a one finger, pinkish head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind. Sweet, syrupy aroma with a really strong jammy raspberry presence. Slightly medicinal and artifical smelling but there is a ton of raspberry and sweet malt. Not much else to say about the nose, just purťed raspberry syrup. Medium bodied with crisp carbonation and a sweet, tart raspberry presence dominating the flavor. Kind of reminds me of a lesser version of a New Glarus fruit beer. Not as sweet, syrupy or medicinal as he nose suggests with a nice puckering raspberry jam character countering the artifical/syrupy flavor. I was expecting it to be much more cloyingly sweet but itís decently balanced with tartness and subtle malt undertones. The high ABV is excellently masked without a trace of heat. Still, itís a novelty dessert beer thatís tough to drink in quantity.

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