StueyD (1566) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A light onion pinkish coloured beer, slightly hazy, with a thick white head. The nose is extremely strong of fruit elements, in particular cranberries and raspberries (!), and a slightly hoppy finish. Light bodied, the taste is also strong on fruit, cranberries being the most distinct. The dry hoppiness is again there at the end with a lengthy bitter cranberry aftertaste. (Bottle - Purchased from the Brewery’s stall @ King’s Lynn’s Farmers Market).
johndoughty (4925) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pink and with a definite fruit taste.This
surprised me as I am not a great fan of fruit beers. Very refreshing and would make an ideal summers drink. Strong mouthfeel with a lasting aftertaste of fruit.
Sigmund (6636) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2005
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask conditioned at the 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival, gravity dispense. ABV was listed as 4%, but brewery website says 4.1%. Intensely clear red (and I mean RED - like a cranberry soda) colour. Minimal carbonation. Moderate cranberry aroma. Very thin mouthfeel - like water with artificial red colouring added. The colour makes you expect something very sweet, but it is not. Not sour either. Relatively dry, actually, with just a very moderate flavour of cranberries and some faint hops. Not much wheat character. Did I mention a thin and watery mouthfeel? Yes, I know it’s not a fruit lambic, but I feel entitled to expect something better than this. Better leave brewing fruit beers to the Belgians, I guess ....
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. An atrtractive bright red coloured beer with a nice white head. The aroma is wheaty and the taste is quite bitter. A nice enough beer but if it were not for the colour you would just assume this is a bog standard wheat beer. The alleged fruit doesn’t come through in the aroma nor the taste.
DanielBrown (4370) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled at the Anchor, Birmingham during their "Wheat Weekend". Pink colouring, but not technicolour, well not in this light anyway. Frilly lacing. Hops to start, then some sweetness that doesn’t linger, with a fairly bitter finish. Deliciously balanced - fruity bitter crispness.