dra19 (89) - holland, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Deep red color with a pinkish white head. Aroma and flavor of raspberries. Very good brew because the sweetness does not overwhelm.
JustinBennett (67) - junction city, Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle thanks to ford9719. poured a dark cherry red. smells and tastes like raspberries. has more of a wine taste than a beer taste.
HolidayBeerGuy (50) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz. bottle Aggressive pour small light pnik head body is dark reddish brown. Aroma is deep raspberry, thick, taste is immediately tart, sweet as it passes the taste buds, nicely carbonated, tart raspberry is prominent in the finish. Good, clean lovely raspberry.
heylrule (46) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is wonderful! Slightly sour, amazing smell of FRESH raspberry. Def worth a try, also hides the 12.3 very well.
core (19) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Founders. Aroma is of raspberries. Flavor is tart and a little sweet, almost like a cran-raspberry drink. Tastes little like beer.
inultus (16) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer rocks. at 12% you would think it would taste overly strong, but the fruit is over the top and I love it. Almost like a port, you definitely want the proper glass for this so that you can savor the aroma and even the appearance.
Even non-micro drinkers can be converted by this one, especially girls, IMO.
HopHobo (12) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2009 Just had this beer the other day at the Brewery in Grand Rapids. This is one exceptional beer! Labeled as a Belgian Trippel fermented with raspberries and the ABV is 12.3%. Kind of a champagne type mouth feel with huge amounts of raspberry aroma and taste. You would never know that this beer is as high in ABV as it is indicated because is it is dangerously smooth going down. It would be easy to call this a "chick beer" because of the flavor, but I would venture to guess that even the biggest of beer drinkers would have a short night after a couple of glasses of this beer. That being said this beer is my wifes favorite and it is simply delicious for a fruit beer. Iím still much more of a KBS fan, but this is a nice touch to drink on occasion.
bigbeersilove (10) - lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Aroma: fresh raspBEERies slight green grass smell as well. Appearance: Ruby red with a light pink head. delicate, but lingering, lacing.
Flavor: A blasting of tart raspberries, light yeast with a slight sour then sweet finish. Palate: Good mouth-feel, medium bodied. nice tight carbonation. VERY slight alcohol finish. Verdict: What a great beer, wonderful way to introduce someone into high ABV beers with out scaring them away.
WJL2 (9) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2006 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap..Nice clear pinkish color with a thin white head. Very refreshing aroma and a solid crisp raspberry fruit taste. Adequate carbonation to resemble champagne with a moderate dry finish. Solid fruit brew because itís not overly sweet.
PorterFiend (8) - Westland, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2008 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A terrific raspberry flavor that is best in small doses. Iíve known people who will drink entire glasses of the Monk. Itís a bit too fruity (and expensive) for me to do that. That said, I highly recommend mixing it with a stout or porter. Usually a splash will do the trick. I havenít mixed it with Youngís Double Chocolate or Breckenridgeís Vanilla Porter, but I have a feeling it would be a dynamite combination.