vtafro (3564) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Ruby golden pour with white head. Pepper, space, tart raspberry tones. Finished with raspberry and spice finish.
tgncc (2830) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the Atlantic City Beer Fest. The aroma is raspberry, pepper. The appearance is red/gold, white head. The flavor is pepper, raspberries. Medium in body. Quite good.
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Medium reddish/brown. Artificial raspberry, sour funk aroma. Astringent, mildly fruity. funky yeast, like a sour. Odd.
nimbleprop (4979) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy orange with one ring of white head. Nose of apricot, sweet, sugary, bubblegum, grape jelly. Flavor of raspberry taffy, apricot, sugar, perfume. Medium bodied, perfumey finish.
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
75cl bottle, thanks noodleuser. Small white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, raspberry, acetone, some spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, raspberry, acetone. Medium body, light sticky.
BeerandBlues2 (9766) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by noodleuser. Pours hazy orange with a medium, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is raspberry and cherry malt, light biscuit malt. Flavor is heavy raspberry with light malt and a dry finish. Light body and warmth with medium carbonation.
GT2 (8509) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL thanks to noodleuser. Hazy gold pour with a weaker white head. No lace really. Sweet strawberry nose with mild raspberry jam. Taste is sweeter, minerally, pretty cloying with sweet strawberry. Tangy over carbonated palate.
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BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured orange with a fizzy white head that settled to a ring. Aroma of raspberry and yeast. The flavor was mainly raspberry. Light body, lively carbonation, and a light tart.
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2011
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pours greenish-yellow with virtually no head. Looks, smells, and taste like a sparkling white wine. Take away the bubbles and it is like something between a Reisling and a Gerwerstraminer.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
THOUGHTS: Nice beer. Refreshing summer thirst quencher. Would probably be a little better with a little less raspberry. It was fairly complex, but the raspberry dominated the more subtle flavors and aromas. Good saison, great fruit beer.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light, pinkish orange with a large, white head that mostly diminished, but left excellent lacing. The aroma was fairly weak. It had light to moderate spicy and dusty yeast; slight doughy yeast; both sweet and tart raspberries; and lemon. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, lightly acidic and slightly bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet, moderately sour and light to moderately acidic with an average to long duration. There was raspberry, lemony citrus, a little pepper, tart raspberries, lots of yeast, spicy yeast, dusty yeast, slight funk, sour raspberry, sour lemon, and sweeter raspberries. Everything blended well. The light to medium body was a little creamy and then rather dry with lightly fizzy carbonation and a dry and slightly alcoholic finish.