thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tawny pink ruby, thin pink head, candy raspberry and metallic notes in the nose. Quite sour anctually, not as candy nasty flavored as I thought it would be. Tates almost like a kriek really. There’s a sourness beyond raspberry though, acidic almost. OK, but I wouldn’t drink this all the time.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2008
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was glad I gave this one a shot, even if I didn’t care for it all that much in the end. Grabbed this at Sahara Mart in Bloomington, IN. This is a very amped up brew, strong all around. Very very dark red, no head, very little lacing. I like Kool-Aid a lot and like to make it extra strong, and that’s what this looks like. Very fruity and deep aroma as well. Flavor is sweet on the front, tart and dry on the back. Bitter, sweet, tart, dry, sticky, syrupy. Like most fruit beers I’ve had, the stickiness kills it for me. Pretty good up until the stickiness.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark red pour with some head. Aroma is sweet and tart raspberries and a little grainy malt. The flavor is the same, with the raspberries being more tart than anything. The palate is also a little thin, with high carbonation, and the fruit flavor was not extremely fresh tasting.
IrishBoy (3944) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from mgumby10; Nose of sweet raspberries; hazy cranberry color with a big but quick disapating pinish head; flavor has raspberries with just a tiny bit of sweetness, and a tart touch!
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from AlexDeLarge. Pours a reddish pink, one could say magenta, tone. A small bubbly head. Aroma is like Ocean Spray Raspberry. Tart raspberry flavor initially. Passes quickly to a pale malt sweetness, but it is not strong enough to balance the tart raspberry. Tart dry finish, but thin body. Rather carbonated. I like raspberries, so I liked this one.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the second Doubletree tasting, provided by theisti. Thanks! Pours like thin, iced cranberry tea with a heavy raspberry nose. Rush of tart raspberry on the tongue that fades too quickly. Average mouthfeel. Flavor doesn’t have enough staying power on the tongue. Alcohol hidden nicely.
dalekliz (893) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear Brownish-red with a fizzy white head that fades immediately. Bitter aroma of yeast and overripe fruit. Wonderfully rich fruity taste of raspberries and yeast, with a lingering tartness. Not too sweet and very refreshing. Quite tasty raspberry beer.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle poured at 1/28 Houston Tasting. Pours a cloudy red with a thin white head which dissipated quickly. Nose is of raspberries. Taste was like drinking raspberry juice. The mouthfeel was medium-to-thin with a tart dry aftertaste but no lingering finish.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to theisti for bringing this beer. Poured at the 1/28 Houston tasting. Pink amber pour with white head. Huge tart raspberry nose. The flavor is not nearly as tast as the nose, almost like raspberry flavored water. Easy drinking. The finish starts about half-way through and just falls off the cliff. The alcohol is hidden very well.
theisti (3451) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle courtesy of Ugsmush, 4th bottle sampled at the 1/28 Houston tasting. Pour is pink, orange, reddish with a vanishing white head. Aroma of big raspberries, tart sugar and some honey sweetness. Taste is tart, sweet raspberry. Finish has more of the tart-sour-sweetness. Taste / flavor is good initially, but really falls apart mid-palate, then finishes very flat.