jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with friends at Bristol, poured into a GI glass...According to the bottle this beer has raspberries added then aged in wine barrels....Looks like a cherry 7-up, a light tan head, not much carbonation on this unless you really swirl the glass...Light aroma that displays raspberries in a very true state. Fresh squeezed raspberry juice, a little sweet and tart, but not overly sweet or any sugar added to give it a candyish character or make it a "true" fruit beer. The sweet component is done right but not tart enough for my liking. Slight oak finish gives some more diversity...The taste starts off pretty nice, the raspberries present more like blackberries to me though, I believe that is the wine barrel influence. For being in wine barrels its not very vinous, and the finish sucks; three quarters of the way through it loses all flavor and finishes with basically nothing. Besides the bad finish the feel is pretty good and displays the wine barrels as its very tannic with grape skins.
I liked this better than Juliet, maybe tied with Madame Rose. Nothing special by any means. Being only in expensive restaurants at $29 a bottle I just canít recommend this despite the above average rating.
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared during AZRBWG courtesy of dcschiller. Pour is hazy red with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of raspberry, oak, funk, vinegar and even some light florals. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of strawberry, pomegranate, and a certain vegetal quality that I canít quite put my finger on. Overall body is light to moderate, with low, soft acidity.
nickd717 (3394) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber thanks to thetomG on BA. Cloudy reddish color with a small whitish head on top. Great raspberry aroma with brettiness, vinous notes and oak. The flavor is good too, a little watery compared to the aroma, but the raspberry and funk are very good. Medium-light bodied with lively carbonation and mild acidity. A pretty good American wild ale overall, not shabby by any means.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBWG. Pours clear amber/red, thin to medium off-white head. Nose is tart red fruit/berries, lovely florals and light tartness. Flavours of caramel, cherries, oak, tres cool raspberry finish. Very interesting, and would seek out again.
vyvvy (3222) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2012 Pours light copper with with a purplish hue and a small off-white head. The aroma has very tart raspberries with some sharp red wine traits, mild vanilla, red grapes and a hint of oak. Medium body that starts with smoothness, but then gets crisp and has a little bit of sharp prickly carbonation. The flavor starts with smooth raspberries, phenolic spice, some tartness, some tannin-like traits, vanilla, oak and a bit of pepper. The finish is tart with a decent amount of vanilla and pepper. Really nice dry and lightly sour beer.
JoeTheYounger (1101) - Claremont, California, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Jay (fear025). Hazy golden pour with tiny white head. Aroma is sweet rasperies. Taste is mild sour and sweeter than the Madame Rose. Medium body.
daknole (7193) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delcious freaking beer! Love the raspberry/cherry aroma with the tartness of vinegar, oak and spice. Flavor is sweet/tart with great acidity. Nice malt backbone. Greatness.
beerbastard (498) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I know this sounds wierd, but the nose was dill. I know, but I thought of pickels when I tasted this. A lite sour dry finish.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of rayl101. Slightly hazy amber, no head, somewhat flat. Aroma is great, flemish sour/ish. Light acetone, raspberry, nice sour twinge. Flavor on par, slight metallic character. Sort of flimsy, falls apart on the palate, really kills score, by like 4 points. Otherwise well done.
rayl101 (150) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2011 Pours a hazy amber/red with a thin head that shrinks to a small ring. Aroma is brett with a little raspberry. Body is light, and effervescent. Flavor is brett with a real nice raspberry character. Very nice