SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Much like the Lindemanns, but has a more sour taste
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A thick and malty raspberry champagne…Very sweet sorbet…A poolside treat…
Aurelius (4062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Incredible aroma of dusty raspberries. Brownish pink-purple with a single-bubble layer of fizz for a head. Earthy, acidic flavor that has a slight astringent quality, akin to powder candies (sweettarts, smarties). Notes of quinones (bitters) on the lips and the side of the tongue. Different.
pilsnerrogge (2466) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big raspberry-aroma. Tart but tasty.
TAR (2444) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2001: There is absolutely no hint of foam atop this extremely hazy copper liquid. The aroma is jam packed with fresh raspberries; mustiness, spice, and wood contribute nicely as well. Begins rather flavorless with oxidation. The brief finish is uneventful, only showing raspberries and fuzziness. The sour snap is less obvious than I wanted. The toasted malts are noticeable, yet remain very subdued. Unfortunately this had me yearning for much more complexity. The ripe fruit flavors and the aroma are its only plus.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2002
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma hits you before you even open the bottle -- rich, pure raspberry. The color is light amber with a reddish tint. The flavor is a tart raspberry. Nice. It doesn’t have many qualities that I usually associate with beer. You don’t taste the hops, the malt, the yeast. Just fresh raspberries.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intense raspberry aroma, and it carries through in the taste. The sweetness greatly exceeds the hint of sourness, leading me to think of soda rather than beer. It’s good, not great.
Bov (9325) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 26, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
reddish colour, few head and no lace, deep raspberry aroma, vinous, vinegar, tart and acid, refreshing, long dry raspberry finish - a beautiful brew !
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thick and syrupy, with raspberry crud in the bottom of the bottle. Very tart and dry. Lovely.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice oud bruin blended with raspberry,great aroma,tart and sweet and refreshingly dry.