TBone (16191) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (BB 01/2007)
Dark red, red-wine like color, small red head. Strong rasberry nose with some molasses. Very sweet, sugary rasberry flavor. Sourness picks up in the finish. Some woody notes in the background. A good beer but too sweet for my liking.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red wine-like body with a pink aeromatic head. Sweet raspberry aroma. Highly carbonated and very sweet/tarte raspberry flavor perfectly suited for a dessert beer.
jimstrassburg (57) - Germantown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thick pink head. Dark ruby red color. Very sweet scent w/raspberries and something else like a Noodles & Company bathroom (that is good). Raspberry taste dominates. Medium bodied palate. A bit soapy? Very low alcohol content. Kinda girly. The first few gulps is good but then it is way too sweet. Wine-coolerish
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Chuck for picking up this way over-priced weak-ass (alcohol) beer. The appearance is a thick velvety pink head with excellent lacing. A dark ruby red opaque body fills the glass. The aroma is red raspberries that hides a soapyness and very light barnyard aroma. The flavor is much like the aroma. Thereís a bubblegum and barley flavor that lurks beneath too. The palate is tart, sticky, with so-so carbonation. Overall, this oneís not worth the money.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
a deep dark red color w/ a thick well lacingpink head dissapates pretty quickly. Smells brightly of rasberry but fades as the head goes down nothing else I could pull out of it just sweet rasberry. The palate is nicely carbonated coats pretty well. Taste is like a tart rasberry that is somehow sweet at the same time. Not something I think is all that great but a solid beer I guess.. almost like a bitter winecooler w/ no alcohol. I doubt Iíd drink it again.
dwyerpg (5673) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 10, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Didnít expect a cork and a cap. Smells just like red raspberries. Pours red with a pink head - truly unique. Wow, this tastes almost like one of those flavored raspberry carbonated water drinks. Canít get over how much I like this...fruit beers arenít all bad! This has just slightly too much raspberry fruitiness to the point where its almost overpowering...which is why it canít get the top score.
joergen (26145) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Red coloured with a pink head.
The aroma is totally dominated by raspberrys with notes of wood and sour notes.
Acidic flavour dominated by raspberrys with notes of wood.
Gets a bit cloying in the end.
Fruit lambic for beginners.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruit beer alert! Fruit beer alert! Actually, no cause for alarm...
Pours deep red with a light pinkish-purple head. Some lacing evident. Smell is overwhelmingly rasperry. Hint of sour yeast smell.
Taste is also overwhelmingly raspberries. Very sweet but balanced with a nice tartness. Medium bodied with no aftertaste unless you count that lingering tartness.
I like the fruit in my lambics a little more understated than this one but itís not bad at all. A good one to share occasionally with my wife after dinner.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the Maproom. Sample glass, just a few ounces. Red with pink head. Raspberry aroma with some underlying sourness. The taste is fresh raspberries, both sweet and sour, with a sourish finish that transitions into a raspberry flavor. Great flavor, but not as tart/sour as it should be. Mouthfeel is tart enough to be nice and slightly puckering.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
here is the god of raspberryís finest product, the truest possible incarnation of the soulís of every raspberry ever grown on the planet. this extravagant little bottle is a chick magnet at brunches-- the champagne-like celebratory nature of every ruby pour will make you forget the price and wish youíd bought two. as red as beet juice, as warming as the richest hues of a persian rug, it sizzles into a glass immediately reverberating with itís signature raspberry nectar aroma and a tartness so fresh itís like being in the berry crushing facility. thereís a strong green banana smell as well, which is equally delicious and apropos to breakfast drinks. scarcely a beer with itís paucity of typical beer characteristics, and at a dwarfish 2.5 % abv., itís barely even an alcoholic beverage at all--so while itís suitable to dispense to children, i havenít met one iíd consider worthy. on just a spritz of effervescence, the cranberry tartness washes through the sweetest fruity sorbet, and even in the finish the harmonious effects are wound as prettily and snug as a french braid.