vomit (212) - Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alrighty then. This is not BIg Buck Raspberry wheat or Crazy Shirl’s, but it ain’t half bad, if you primed the pump with a dozen or so Blatz beforehand.
If you get to the Hereford & Hops restaurant in Escanaba, stop at the convenience store next door (Gust Asp) and hoist a few Blatz before going in. You won’t regret it and the chicks will think you’re hot.
Don’t question it.
Skyview (5345) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draught at the brewpub in Wausau, Wisconsin. Pours a clear golden pale brew with a fast dissipating white head that leaves behind a fine film and thin white ring. Aroma of Kool Ade raspberry, some sugar character with very little bread malt presence. Taste is light bodied, well carbonated with more raspberry than any malt flavor and then a light ivory soap taste. Finish is slightly tart, with some raspberry and soap aftertaste.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Wausau. Plenty of raspberry on the nose. Light yellow body with off-white head. Faint raspberry taste in the body.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep yellow with thin white head. Aroma of mild raspberry, malt and sugar. Flavor is more or less blended raspberry and sugar... with only a slight bitter finish. Bit of a malt presence as well. Teeter Totter beer. aka Good or bad depending on your tastes.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this one on draught in Wausau, Wisconsin. Subdued raspberry in the nose and finish, dark yellow pour and thin head. Not too bad.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2005
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
On-tap at the brewpub: A strangely vibrant pale straw yellow with hugely active carbonation action within. Small but compact whitish head thats a bit styrofoam-like. Lacing sits along the glass in some spots.
Aroma is a sharply acute raspberry extract with a spiked wine cooler-kool-aid spritz.
Whoa...this is down right awful. Major raspberry abstract just flys up the nostrils with carbonation that could put ginger ale to shame. Its beyond the notion of kool-aid like flavoring and 7-up grabbing. Its got obtuse vanilla soda backing and some crackling wheatishness. Many off flavors of old sour gum drops, battery acid, decaying aluminum, and puckering sour sugared carbonation.
Three sips and I was finished with it. The Mrs. had just about the same a hard of time with it as I did but nursed it for about an hour before giving up with still 1/8th left in the glass.
Thank goodness they have some other fine brews to move on to.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2004
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The version I had included chocolate flavoring for Valentine’s Day. Pretty awful. The flavor was so strong I couldn’t taste anything else for several minutes.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft (sample), Wausau WI location, July 03. Few things are to be more dreaded than a raspberry beer at an unknown brewpub; fortunately, this was better than expected (though still nothing special). A slightly artificial kool-aid raspberry nose, somewhat pungent; fresh-fruit flavor, only sligth sourness, nice malt but quite thin -- color yellow, not expected pink or red. Not bad for what it is, if that's what you like (though the question begs, then why are you here?)
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2002
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Raspberries are currently in season - in fact, I had a fine snack of wild ones on the trail in the Porcupine Mountains recently and a fine Razbry pie of my mother’s tonight for dinner. So one could expect good things from an ale with this name this time of year. And this one seems at first like it might deliver - a decent nose, berries there but not overwhelming, and a soft mouthfeel that is a bit sireening. But the flavour is, again, that artificial berriness that so many fruit beers stoop too, though perhpas in a sad sweet little smile of a way, and the aftertaste is simply brutal.