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 (6824) - 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.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2001
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit musky in the aroma, very thin head, pretty brown red color. I didnít expect to like this at all but the berries are very subdued with lots of other esthery qualities coming through. Definitely more accessible then the tart brews that try to put berries in.
igneous1 (1475) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 30, 2001
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
yuck....tasted of sour fruit, whereas Leineyís is waaaay too sweet, this is just the opposite...had taste and aroma of cheap wine.