DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2003
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2003 Agreed. It's your girlfriend's beer for when she can't get a Dewey Stevens. Looks like Champale when you pour it. Gotta admit it smells nice. But tastes like a wine cooler with a bit of malt in it. Sweetness is almost saccharine. I mean it would be okay as a hot-weather cooler, but if this is all Miller can come up with in the fruit beer category, New Glarus has nothing to worry about.
On a second tasting, I had to drop this a few more points. Straight out of the bottle, all I get is a vaguely Trix flavored mess. And that's not even seeing the disturbing blue color.
ordybill (1302) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a shade of copper with a reddish hue and a very small white head. The aroma is an overpowering very sweet berry smell. The taste is way to much berry and not enough beer. An average beer.
superspak (4569) - Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/14/2016. Pours lightly hazy orange/pink/copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of tart blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, cherry, wheat, cracker, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance of berries, pale malt, and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of tart blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, cherry, wheat, cracker, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Moderate fruity/tannic tartness and light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, cherry, wheat, cracker, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of berries, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/tart/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from bitter/tartness as well. Medium carbonation and light bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, fairly acidic/tannic, and lightly grainy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a nice fruit wheat beer. All around good balance and robustness of berries, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
BeerRenter76 (725) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2016
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Originally rated on 6/8/08. The third of my sampler pack. it poured a deep amber slightly brownish color. The aroma of elder, black and raspberries was almost artificial. It was very sweet more like a wine cooler than a beer.
coachd (563) - Missouri, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong loganberries and blackberries in the aroma with a seltzer like quality to it. Reminds me of that Clearly Canadian drink that was popular in the ’90’s. Cloudy reddish color with a white cap of foam. The taste is also like seltzer with a slight sour quality at the end. The aftertaste is not very good. Effervescent palate, very drinkable. I have to take my craft beer hat off when reviewing this one. This beer is not bad if you’re only drinking one.
BuckyNBeer (48) - Schofield, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a reddish almost amber hue with just a bit of head that quickly faded. The smell was very artificial and sweet. Taste is too sweet with hints of a berry fruit punch and grains mixed together. Overall it is a disappointing beer.
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Sirmixsomewhat (196) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think all of Leinenkugels’ fruit beers are the same: fruity and delicious, but leave you wishing they had something more distinguishing than which fruit is in this particular beer you’re drinking at that moment.
arn8897 (300) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange pink with some haze. Aromas of berries. Very sweet taste fruity. Almost a malty wine cooler. This is the first craft beer I tasted many moons ago. I liked it then and still do on a hot summer day now.
mnurda (1239) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Smells great. Looks very appealing. Way to fruity for my liking...perhaps in smaller quantities with dessert might have been abetter
ozzy70 (690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Aroma of a berry wine cooler. Taste was berries and very very sweet.
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Orange-red in color, almost no head, and a nice fruity aroma. The taste comes off like a highly carbonated sweet fruit juice. It doesn’t seem very beer like, more like one of the alcohol punch drinks the hard lemonade people release. I liked drinking it, but it became almost sickeningly sweet toward the end.