kraddel (1909) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours dark pink, pink head
smells like heavy fruits, some sugar
taste is very sugary , liquid sugar-water, with some chemical fruits ( cherry up front, but with a back of more fruit-juices . )
pretty damn arteficial .. no chemical-sprayed fruits were used . i can believe that , since i dont think ANY real fruit is used here . dont get me wrong, its not THE worst drink ever, but beer that dont taste like beer, i rate in order how much i apreciate it . as a non-beer-drink . and even than, this aint my favourite .
its just to damn sugary, i’m sorry ..
EddyBeer1 (575) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rouge foncée opaque, effervescence très légère, mousse rouge clair persistante. L’ensemble des fruits s’impose d’emblée avec, hélas, une prédominance de sureau. Sans adjonction de sucre, cela donne une honnête bière aux fruits rouges, de loin supérieure à la Leffe Ruby à laquelle on peut l’apparenter.
TrefwoordPunk (728) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 25 cl. Pours reddish brown with a medium pink head and an aroma of Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte. The taste is very sweet, with lots of sweet red fruits and some malts. Not really bad, but a fruit beer should have a lot more tartness.
berntholer (544) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2013
1.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
pink head, disappears quickly without lacing. dark ruby red colour. aroma of cassis, raspberry, elderberry, cherry. (so far, so good, but ...). taste starts off with the fruits of the aroma but quickly followed by a very unpleasant bitter wry aftertaste that just lasts. medium body and carbonation, thin mouthfeel. just awful, the only thing remotely nice about this beer is perhaps the label on the bottle. bottle 25 cl - best before april 2014
crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2013
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Scent of berries and dimetap, flavor of grape children’s chewable medicine tablets. Disgusting. Can’t believe it is organic and they miffed it.
Douberd (1222) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
250 ml bottle, poured into a shaker glass. ABV 5,2%
Pours a nice orange/red coloured beer, with a slighty pinknsh, big froathy head. Good retention after it loses its initial half size. Medium activity in the glass.
Weird aroma, all those fruits are not mixing that good, at least as far as the smell is concerned. Candy sugar, a kind of medicinal smell, also sort of cooked vegetables.
Taste is even worse, the initial taste brings in mind dishes prepared with lots of ginger and spices. Tastes a bit soapy and sort of chemical as well. Aftertaste is not that bad and that’s because it’s not that strong. Lots of different flavours combined but they are not pleasant flavours.
Thin body, light to medium carbonation. A bit tart on the palate.
Overall, I don’t think I would get this one ever again.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells like a mix of raspberries and blueberries. A strong purple color with a pink head. This is a slightly less sweet and therefore better version of Lindemans Raspberry. One of the most enjoyable raspberry beers I’ve had.
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red colored beer with a fruity nose. Slightly sweetish flavor. A bit artificial. Some tartness in the background coming from the spelt malts. Dry sweetish fruity aftertaste.
jgb9348 (4282) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly cloudy pink coloured body with a bit of a copper glow and a thin, fast-dying tan head with definite pink tints. Aroma of strawberries, raspberries, sour notes, yeast and a bit of alcohol and grass coming up as well. Medium-bodied; Strong saccharin and aspartame flavours with a definite fruity note and a even more pungent grassy and herbal kick. Aftertaste shows a lot of sugars, a ton of fruit and even more pungent and not-too-pleasing tastes. Overall, not a horrible beer, but not one that I’d get again, even if it were an option! I sampled this 25 cL bottle purchased from Beer Mania in Bruxelles, Belgium on 30-June-2012 for €2,25 (date on red cap of 02-08-2012, lot 1 on side of bottle) sampled at home on the other side of the Atlantic in Washington on 03-January-2013.
Benzai (5745) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2013 Bottle @ home shared with Thompson. Re-rate of the only beer I’ve ever given a 0.5 score. It had to be hopelessly infected that last time. This time the aroma had red fruits, sweetness, lightly tart and a bit artificial. Taste is a mix of sweetness and red fruits, a bit like cassis lemonade.. Average body and carbonation. Totally different from last time, as you can read below.
Previous rating (June 17th 2012) 25cl bottle @ home shared with Thompson. When I took off the cap a part of the glass from the bottle was torn off with it. Best before date did however say November 2012. Hazy orange to amber color, no head at all. Big chunks floating in it. Smell is absolutely ridiculous: pure cleaning acid, vinegar, paint or nailpolish remover. They can’t be serious about this, this has to be infected. No joke: I puked. [1-1-1-1-1=0.5]