Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pleasing thick aroma of raspberries that is backed up by a very sweet taste of them w/ a little ípopí of tart at the end. The color seemed off though. An excellent beer for those who like very sweet drinks.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep ruby red in color, the head is generous, redish-purple in color, the lace is decent. Sweet nose, ripe raspberries, malt and a slight sour tone also noticed. Sweet start, the top is light, the finish is acidic, dry and a light touch of hops along with the slightly sour aftertaste, as with their íHoneyí beer, good, but not great.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím always worried when ever I pick up a fruit beer. Hope always springs that perhaps thay arenít marketing to the beach crowd(not that I donít like the beach - I ussually do not like the beer selection). Nice garnet color with a rose colored head. Enought sweetness (both malt and berry) to offset the tartness imparted. Quite light and carbonated. I guess real fruit can make a differance.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 23, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I picked this as my first sample from this monthís Beer of the Month Club shipment. I had
a few bottles of this while relaxing on my deck this evening. This all-natural brew pours a
clear medium ruby. The large pink hued head is rocky with good lacing, and is fully
lasting. The nose is like raspberry cheesecake - delicious. The delectable flavor starts
slightly acidic with a sweet middle and a long rich spicy sweet finish. The light to medium
body is creamy and fizzy with a clean feel to the finish. The level carbonation is much
higher than I normally prefer, but for this brew it works well. This is the most refreshing
beer I have had in some time, outstanding.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I actually liked this one - the raspberry taste is not overwhelming - it tastes more like a mix of different berries and brown sugar. Actually pretty complex.
Dogbrick (8119) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2002
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2003 Really not bad for a fruit beer, but I don't think it is inherently possible to make a great fruit beer. Pours an appropriate color - dark amber/raspberry red. The raspberry aroma is killer, but doesn't really translate to the flavor. I can see having just one of these on the porch in the summer. Beyond that, it's pretty much a novelty drink.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost a maltiness in the aroma and flavor. Raspberries are way mor subdued than I would have expected. Dark-reddish color with very little to no head retention. A decent brew.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Donít get me wrong - I love raspberries and I made a hell of a raspberry mead once, and Iíd even like to think that raspberries could make an outstanding beer. And this beer is NOT the annoying, letís market a sweet mess to young women beer that so many fruit brews become. But. The taste doesnít do it for me - sour flashes of fungal berries amid nicer malt driven flavours.
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet but not too sweet, this ale is actually enjoyable and suitable for dessert. Obviously, the malts and hops take a back seat to the raspberry flavors but again, this one isnít overpowering...just subtle and unpronounced. Enjoyable.
SpecialBrew99 (57) - grand blanc, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I throughly enjoyed this beer. The raspberry flavor is very apparent, but I donít think it is over the top. Good beer to sit back and relax with.