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Brewed by Hopfenstark
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
L’Assomption, Canada
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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12104) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2010
(Draught) Pours a hazy pinkish golden body with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of earth, grass, and raspberries. Flavor of citrus, herbs, raspberries, wheat, yeast, light funkiness, and earth.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10767) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2007
A hazey rosey beer with a thin white head. A very pleasant aroma of berries and pepper, very saison-like. In mouth, light sourness from berries makes this a good quaffer, with nice lactic points. very nice. On tap at Oktoberfest des Québécois, Mascouche, Sept. 8 2007.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2008
The aroma is raspberry, is it real? They say its the juice squeezed right in. Sampled at Mondiale 2008. Red pink colour. Good tartness, medium mouthfeel. Drying finish. A summer beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Raspberry fruitiness and Belgian Witbier coincide in this lightly tart and dry summer quencher. Not Hopfenstark’s best offering by far, but I’m sure it’s been economically viable.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the cloudy pinkish beige.
-Soft small bubbles support the mouthfeel.
-Orangey spiciness pulls through the raspberry fruitiness, suggesting the possible addition of orange zest or coriander seeds.
-Yeast is rather important in the flavor profile, but adds instead of taking away.

On tap at Le Festival des Bières et Saveurs de Chambly.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2008
2008-05-30. Murky orange pink body (It is tough to tell in the dim light), with a quick off white head. Lightly funky, tart sour aroma, muted fruit. (6+) Flavour is not super sour, but that is the most prominent note. Muted wheat notes, mild fruit and raspberry. Refreshing, but lacks depth. Average palate seems to suit it. Quaffable but a bit of an odd duck in some ways. More depth beyond the simple sourness would take it up a notch. On Tap, Vices et Versas, Montreal

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7386) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 4, 2011
On tap at the Ginger Man during their Hopfenstark event. Pours a hazed but mostly clear gold with a thin white head. Faint touches of fruit, toast and wheat, light raspberry. Sweet, lightly fruity, wheat and a bit of toast. Fruity. Could be pretty much any raspberry wheat beer. But a good example of one at least.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2008
[1424-20080530] Tap. Herbacious fruitiness aroma holds little notes of raspberry leaf. Murky, medium orange body with no head. Slightly sour tang and a bit of raspberry tartness in the flavour. Medium body is a little sour. Interesting flavour, don’t care for the aroma.
(@ Vices et Versa; Montreal, QC)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6695) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 19, 2011
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. Lighter straw colored pour. Tart berry, some sourness (slight) wheat comprise flavor. Pretty tart, somewhat refreshing> Nice summer beer

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6587) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 17, 2007
On tap at Vices & Versa
Appearance : Thick haze , amber red with thin white top.3-
Nose :Soft raspberry , fruity aroma . Straight forward sweet raspberry aroma.6-
Flavour/Palate:
Slightly harsh palate , softer light front. Simple fruity beer . Shadow of rich fruity berry character that fresh raspberry have. Passable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"glad i got to try all 3 hopfenstark brews. if i’d only had one, this would have been it, and it was BY FAR the least impressive of the 3. not really working well as a sour or a fruit beer. the raspberry is understated, as is the sourness. it’s kinda like Fort without the abv and the body. not was i was hoping for. a bit muddled, but still decent, just not in comparison to their other brews or to others in this style."


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