boxofrane (1670) - 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 (5127) - Burnsville, 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 (357) - 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.
yrstruly (292) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep rosé with white-pink head. Smells like wild raspberries - sweet, fresh and bright. The taste is of raspberries, bright and tart, and not much else, unfortunately - this is unsuitably thin-bodied with not much of a finish. However, this would be a great beer for an extremely hot day. I must stress the freshness of the raspberry aroma.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with white/pink head. Aroma of light raspbery and malt. Flavor is much the same with a very mild tartness and a slightly odd Finnish. Light body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, tasty, refreshing brew.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl, Total Wines. Pours red amber with a small pinkish tanned head. Aroma is acidy sourish raspberries malty and a bit sweet. Flavor is sour dry yet a bit sweet malty raspberries and bitter. Finishes bitter berry.
mcberko (4773) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of raspberries, mild tartness and medium sweetness. Flavour of muted wild raspberries, with a perfect balance of sweetness and sourness, which cancel each other out. Sort of a floral, jasmine-like tone to the raspberries on the finish. Too bad the flavours are muted because the flavours themselves are quite nice. Good, but a little weak.
BigSound (194) - New York, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a thin white head, just a tinge pink.
Sweet aroma, fresh raspberries, floral aromas
Raspberry comes through in the flavor, rose hips, very light hop finish.
Light body, medium high carbonation.
This is an ok beer, the raspberry is a little mutled but I guess its worth a try.
CampesinoTino (683) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby red with light rose colored head. The aroma is all fresh raspberries and tart fruits with just a hint of malted barley to indicate you’re drinking a beer and not carbonated fruit juice. The flavor is naturally tart and fruity with an emphasis on raspberries and a little bit of cranberry and grape. Toward the end there is somewhat of a toasted, bready malt presence. The body is well-carbonated with more tartness and berry flavors in the finish. Not a bad choice for summertime drinking although the raspberries are stronger in the aroma than the taste.