nuplastikk (3824) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in Milwaukee. Hard to tell in the lounge lit room, but looks to be a filtered red-brown color. Big raspberry aroma. A little too juicy, but still refreshing and enjoyable. One dimensional.
gws57 (1271) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish pour with a tan head, clean berries and bread in the nose, tary raspberries, barley, smooth finish. Very good.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright copper color with just a hint of haze. Medium off-white head. Yep, raspberries in the nose, not too jam-like and not candi-like, more a not quite ripe berry scent. toasted whole wheat bread flavors in the front fade quickly as the raspberries roll in. Nice rye feel and spice. An interesting mix with the spice of rye and the sweet and slightly acidic raspberries.
Petrucci914 (876) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a red amber color with a medium off-white head with little lacing. Aroma is raspberry mostly. Taste is raspberry up front, which is not too thick or over the top, and finishes with some nutty and rye characteristics. Very good, but I actually would have preferred it to be thicker and stronger.
Juelze (1129) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 Clear reddish hue with little head and nice wisps of lacing on the glass as it is consumed. Aroma is intense fresh raspberry. Not much else gets through but that is okay because it is a damn good smell. Flavor is intense raspberry and light malt notes. The big reason this beer succeeds is the slightly dry and balanced finish. The rye supports the very upfront, but never obtrusive, raspberry. Everything is in balance and for a beer this fruity it succeeds well.
Ughsmash (6912) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hinterland – Milwaukee. Poured transparent, brighter coppery-orange with a short cap of white head. The aroma picked up raspberry jam upfront with some seeds in there.. wheaty backing with just a hint of spicy rye beneath.. almost smelled syrupy when it warmed up. The flavor found tangy, lightly sour raspberry skin around the tongue with raspberry meat and ictrus accents.. pale malts supported, but mainly stayed out of the way. Light-bodied with active carbonation on the palate and a tangy, refreshing feel.. I liked the use of fruit in here, but could’ve used just a hair more rye.
holdenn (2062) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Green Bay brewery. The menu said $4 for 8oz , but if you order it as part of the sampler it comes in the same quantity but cheaper. I normally stay away from fruit beers, but the description of natural organic raspberry puree intrigued me enough. Clear red in color with a pale white head. The nose is abundant and inviting. Sour raspberries a touch of hay and rye, rich and strong. I’m quickly thinking this might be trying to be as good as Raspberry Tart, but the flavor doesn’t follow through. Tart raspberries and earthy rye complement each other nicely but it quickly becomes sweet and too watery. A nice attempt, but it couldn’t quite reach what it was trying for.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draught at the GTMW ’08. Pours a semi-clear, dark salmon/amber brew with a thin pinkish white head that quickly dissipates to a thin off-white ring. Aroma has a nice balance of raspberry and dry grain malt with some mild herbal spice. Taste is mostly raspberry with some multi-grain malt in the background. Finish is a little soft, some wet cardboard with an aftertaste if raspberry and wet rye gain. The balance of multi-grain and rye malts with summer raspberries turned out pretty good in this beer.