CanIHave4Beers (2865) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 10 grand tasting. Pours a deep almost a purple color with a awesome head and some good lace. The aroma is jammy and lightly boozy with tons of raspberry. The flavor is lots of fruit, sweet raspberries and some spiciness, mostly all sorts of raspberry jam. Pretty tasty.
KyotoLefty (5787) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got to try this at the grand tasting, RBSG. Amazing raspberry aroma, big flavor. No indication whatsoever of that 12+% alcohol. Well balanced, refined, luscious. Not too sweet, as the tartness balances well. Love it.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the RBSG Summer Grand Tasting (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a mellow reddish copper, light haze, very juice like with loose offwhite head dies to a small film. Aromas are raspberries, pretty sweet and a bit tart, a touch of malt but very juice forward. Initial is sweet, thinner side of medium bodied, light offwhite head ring. Sweet raspberries, touch of tartness.. Not overly sweet, but a bit juicy, touch of spritzy fizziness. Finish is mellow sweetness, raspberry puree, juice. Not bad, glad to try. Amazing that this carries the ABV it does.. Doesn’t seem that way.
Leafs93 (1573) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours red with a white head. Aroma is rasberries and the taste is tart rasberry. Alcohol is hidden extremely well.
Damico (2292) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2011 The aroma is perfect, a raspberry sweetness and tartness blending together perfectly in the flavor as well. The appearance is dark crimson with a small head. This is one of the smoothest krieks of all time, especially for domestic. The flavors of warm raspberry and smooth tart come through perfectly on a great body, like a decent-bodied lambic.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz - Dark red, thin wispy pinkish white head. Deep jammy raspberry aromas warm to soft notes of lactic strawberry-apple and cranberry. Soft tart raspberry puree-like flavors round with a just a touch of caramelized sugar cane. ABV is well hidden. Full bodied, soft carbonation, fruity finish. This one has aged with grace….
markwise (4175) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to sebletitje for the share. Pours reddish brown with an off-white head. Nose is malt, raspberries, booze, some floral qualities and fruit. Flavor is similar with lots of raspberries, malt, some sugar, and other misc berries. Finish lingers with fermented raspberries. It is exactly what it states: a Belgian Ale with Raspberries..
sebletitje (6230) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of frampin.
pours nice rosée/reddish, white pinkish head.
aroma, loaded with nice raspberry puree, hints of tartness.
flavors, just tons of raspberries, clocking at 12.3% this was a superb beer to sip on, the tart flavor was mild and enjoyable compared to how other beers tend to come out when using raspberries. Touch of yeast in the mouthfeel with a mild sweet mouthfeel.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 Bottle I think - Thanks mibirdier!!! - Pours dark clear red with a small pinkish head...aroma is lactic red fruit skins, raspberry, slight toffee...flavour packs a punch, tannic, underripe raspberries, raspberry/cherry syrup...the lactic element kept this on the nice side of sticky, and the alcohol, while noticable, was expected and worked well...very fun brew...
kramer (4550) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear bright pink body with a small fizzy pink tinged white head that faded to a thin ring. Big bright raspberry nose with a bit of tartness. A slight alcohol note as well. Big tart raspberry flavor, very natural tasting. Thick chewy caramel maltiness below with a very warming finish. The fizzy active carbonation keeps this from being too sweet and clingy. By the end of the bomber the raspberry started to be a little cloying and overpowering though. Still pretty decent for such a big beer.