Panzuriel (1823) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hints of raspberry amongst the aroma. Subtle raspberry tartness in the flavor without too much sweetness. Mellow and dwindling aftertaste.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Okay, this beer poured a reddish amber color and formed a white head that subsided quickly. The aroma was of raspberry. The flavor was of malt and raspberry. The finish was light and sweet. Not my one of my styles, but good for what it is.
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 ’pop’ 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 ’Honey’ beer, good, but not great.
JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m always worried when ever I pick up a fruit beer. Hope always springs that perhaps thay aren’t marketing to the beach crowd(not that I don’t 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 month’s 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 (11180) - 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
Don’t get me wrong - I love raspberries and I made a hell of a raspberry mead once, and I’d even like to think that raspberries could make an outstanding beer. And this beer is NOT the annoying, let’s market a sweet mess to young women beer that so many fruit brews become. But. The taste doesn’t do it for me - sour flashes of fungal berries amid nicer malt driven flavours.