TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
part of a mix pack. foggy light red/pink color. aroma was pretty nice raspberry and the taste was of the kind but set off with a good balance of wheat and real beerness. Refreshing and light fruitiness.
gills12 (1) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2012 does not count
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a caramel red color with a thick head if poured with gusto. Head quickly dissipates leaving only thin leftovers. The smell is off. A little sour, definite malt characters and slight mark of hay. The taste leaves little to be excited about. I couldn’t get over the awful metallic taste which i awesome was supposed to be a shot at rasberries.
I first starting drinking this freezing cold. As it warms the smells become a lot more pleasant and the rasberries are very distinct, taste remains unpleasant though. I wanted to like it because the rest of Great Divides selection has really impressed me.
bu11zeye (12400) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a deep reddish brown body with small off-white head. Aroma of raspberries, sugar, and wheat. Flavor of raspberries, wheat, and caramel with a somewhat dry finish.
jw0406 (1007) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours a redish color with a nice white head. Aromas of raspberry, bigtime. medium bodied with raspberries in the taste. Almost too much
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 Aroma of raspberries and a little citrus. Pours reddish amber with an off white head. Taste is very sweet with raspberry and fruit juice.
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a ruby/orange haze with a short-lived off white finger of head. Smells fresh - soft fruits, crisp greens, smells like spring. Taste nearly mirrors the nose. Very subtle tartness that comes with the fruit. A very approachable, balanced fruit beer. Don’t mind getting a few of these in a mixer.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a puffy white head. Aroma is full of raspberries. The taste is fruity and full of carbonation. This is not a fruit beer i’d recommend.
BVery (8909) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Orange/pink pour with a white head that dissipates quickly. Nose was actually quite mild - lager with a hint of raspberry. Palate is a tad thin. Taste was dull - kind of flat, raspberry didn’t really pop out at all. I’m wondering how old this bottle is.
jtd6628 (361) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok beer. Aroma medium and sweet. The taste is strongly fruity and tart with a hint of sour.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
From notes. First reviewed 1/26/2011. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
This looks like what I would expect out of a raspberry beer. A dark, blood red or ruby color with tints of brown. A quick foamy off-white head forms out of the bottle and fades quickly. The bubbles audibly pop and disappear. No lacing.
Raspberry syrup, tart raspberries, and some light bready malt create the nose.
I have the same issue with this as I have had with other raspberry beers in the past - the raspberry flavor just comes across too synthetic to really be enjoyable. I want raspberry preserves and I get processed artificial raspberry syrup. The malt really hides away and the raspberry is the dominant flavor. The flavor moves from tart to sweet and back, but it still has an industrial taste I just cannot get myself to enjoy.
Dry, light bodied, with full, tingling carbonation.
The raspberry flavored plastic they used to make this beer is not doing it any favors. I would pass if given this again.