freekyp (1459) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2010 Pours blood red, slightly cloudy with a pink head and ample lacing. High sparkling carbonation. Very sweet raspberry body with a slightly sour finish. Some funky lactic notes creep in the aftertaste. Excellent
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
If I wanted candy, I would have bought a lollipop. What the hell is this? I give it points for originality, but more of a belgian alcopop if there is such a thing. Weird.
boto (1789) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice red color. Very sweet, but not overdone. Lots of raspberry in the nose and taste. Definitely an acquired taste. An excellent version of this style.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours red with a light pink head. big raspberry aroma. more on the sweet side, but still lots of genuine raspberry flavour. not bad.
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2003
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL: Very sweet with the aroma of a package of fresh red raspberries from the store. Great fruit, tartness, and also bubbly. Nice pink head. Wheat and barrel qualities subtle and poke through, although fruit totally dominates the beginning, middle and end of this beer. Slightly overly sweet perhaps.
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2003
2.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wow the fruit hits you right in the nose some unusual sour flavors that make this beer interesting. But it does taste just a little bit like a wine cooler. Not my style
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2003 this looks gorgeous in the glass, clear red with a fluffy pink head. i had it served in a tulip glass, showcasing the clarity of the aroma, which is clear and full of raspberry tart, as is the first taste. the sweetness is present at first, but the finish is fully tart. thick, but very drinkable.
DukeofYork (44) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wow, cloudy red wine with a pink head... no, that’s just what it looked like. Sweet, sour (i.e. like raspberries) - very sudden though. Not tart. May have had a slight malt twinge at the end. Not really a beer, but good nonetheless.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
1/6/03: bottle. what can i say, i really dig these lambic beers. good amount of head when poured which reduces to a typical thin line carbonation (with lots of activity.) medium-high amount of lacing. wonderful smell of fruit and a bit of fermentation. i believe i can also smell hints of a barrel (maybe the imagination??) as far as colour, there is a lightly pink head which is accompanied by a full body of raspberry brilliance. very tasty, but could use a little more tartness. dominant raspberry flavor, with lots of sweetness, a little sourness and a clean, crisp finish.