bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(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.
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Sammy (8660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 17, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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-
Slightly harsh palate , softer light front. Simple fruity beer . Shadow of rich fruity berry character that fresh raspberry have. Passable.
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. At Mondial 2009 - day 1. Cloudy peach colour with an average white head. sour fruity/funky aroma, plenty of yeast and raspberry seed bitterness. The taste - essentially no alcohol, just lovely raspberry seeds, lemon juice, spicy yeast - very smooth, not remotely harsh, a terrific beer. Light-ish body, very acidic, with a quick, dry tart finish - makes you want more immediately! Fricking awesome - Hopfenstark knows sours ... oh yeah!
blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at ’Mondial de la Biere 2009’, Montréal, QC. Pours a cloudy peach colour with a small diminishing white head. Nice aroma of tart raspberries, Belgian yeast and a mild sourness. Delicious flavour: Tart and lightly sour raspberries. More fruit shows up, nice tart finish. So refreshing! Good body. I friggin’ loved it -- Hopfenstark does it again!
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2007
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tap at Vices & Versa. Very cloudy light orange body with a small white head. Oh my god something went terribly wrong here. Cardboard and more cardboard “backed” by fruity flavours that have more to do with mangos than raspberries. The carbonation was way too aggressive and it was actually a good thing sine it pushed away that cardboard extravaganza. I hope there was something wrong with the keg or the tap line. I even asked the waitress to double-check if the Hopfenstark Framboise was really supposed to look and smell like that. I trust this brewery enough to re-visit another keg or another batch but this pint was bad, very bad. The worst usage of raspberries since the raspberries spaghetti.