DrnkMcDermott (2807) - 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.
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
another backlog review...kind of a weird one here, but i like it better than their other wheat i’ve had. the aroma is more enticing and the feel isn’t quite as overly carbonated. best part? not a drainpour.
Darkmagus82 (1728) - - SEP 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Transfer from Ba review on 9-28-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy pinkish-purple color with a hint of an orange reddish color and a big billowy pink colored head. The fizzy head fades rather slowly over time as big carbonation bubbles pop within the head. Once the head fades away it leaves some rather nice foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is big and sweet. Right upon opening the bottle you can smell it. Its biggest aroma is that of a raspberry and blackberry smell. Mixed with these smells are some other berry notes of strawberry and even a little bit of current. A grain and wheaty aroma as well as a bit of yeast are there as well, giving the beer an overall very berry and slightly grainy smell overall.
Taste – The taste is hugely sweet with tons of sugary raspberry and strawberry. The flavors are mixed with a blackberry like sweetness as well as a bit of lemon and honey. There are some lighter wheat and malt flavors that develop more toward the middle and a very light herbal flavor that develops at the end. These malt and herbal flavors are very light overall however, being overshadowed by the sweet fruit flavors. Overall the brew is very cloying and due to the lighter malt base, the beer has, and leaves, a very wine cooler like flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a higher carbonation level. The higher carbonation is nice for the very sweet and fruity flavors of the brew, although a bit of a thinner body may have been more fitting for the sweet wine cooler characteristics of the beer.
Overall – From what I have tasted this is pretty much a wine cooler. If you want something very sweet and lower in alcohol this may be it, but if looking for something that tastes anything like a beer then you may want to stay away.
Beerathon (1217) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Hard to believe a beer this bad has remained in production for so long. Fake berry aroma and flavor. Bubbly soda like carbonation. Purple/red/brown color with thin head. Smells sweet and tastes even sweeter, like a wine cooler.
BiiruBierBeer (177) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I don’t get all the hate. It tastes like berry soda and I love berry soda so I love this beer.
Aroma: Mixed berries
Mouthfeel: almost soda-like carbonation. slight foam, but barely
Taste: pretty much berry soda with a hint of wheat. aftertaste is short-medium length and the same
Msdrbeat (51) - - AUG 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pinkish color and berry aroma. Really delightful but honestly a bit sweet to taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GenDV138 (1434) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz draft pour at Leinenkugel’s Beer Garden in Baltimore. Pinkish red with off-white head. Aromas of sweet and tart berries, fruit juice. Tastes of tart berries, juice. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Slightly juicy mouthfeel.
alexsdad06 (5554) - Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from backlog notes 07. Pours a slightly hazy reddish, orange, amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have berries and pale wheat malts, almost candied sweet, seems a touch artificial, pass in the future.
HighlanderOne (1016) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of fruit, hay and cream. Cloudy red amber with a bit of head. I taste raspberry sherbet, club soda, a bit of wheat and earth in the aftertaste. Lotsa carbonation. An interesting summer brew - seems more of a malt beverage than beer, but not bad.
TXBadger (1421) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Reviewed from notes: Pours a darker amber color with white head. Berries and sugar on the nose; follows onto the palate Very sweet, too much so.
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This is the perfect beer if you are fond of drinking Robitussin or other cough medicine.