stantheman (705) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Hops in New Westminster. Well carbonated, a very dark ruby in color, and the raspberry flavour is very prominent. Too prominent in fact. It may be natural flavouring, but the beverage frankly strikes me as a shandy of beer and raspberry soda. Meh.
pictoman (727) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 650mL bottle. Dark brown in colour with nice beige head. Predominant raspberry aroma, mild roasted malts. Taste of roasted malts and some chocolate with mild raspberry flavour to kick things off, very slight hops at the end. Medium body, smooth.
adamah (214) - - APR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 From the starting point of this being a brown ale Iíd say itís a terrible beer. If I take it in as a fruit beer I can appreciate it a little more. The appearance is the only reason to call this a brown. The aromas and flavors are overly malty and dominated by the raspberry. Iíd serve this to somebody who said they didnít like beer or wanted a desert beer.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A little too much carbonation for my taste. Some good berry and malt flavor. Not great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JDBaker11058 (1446) - Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: dark ruby brown with a short creamy head. Aroma: smelled almost like a tootsie roll at first, with a surprising amount of chocolate; as it warmed, the tart raspberry notes really came out. Taste: raspberry flavors were a wave up front, with a little less tartness than youíd expect; the sweetness comes not from any lambic-ness, but from the toasty caramel and chocolate malts. Finish: really smooth and light, with slowly fading notes of raspberries and chocolate. Notes: Not bad. The palate was a little on the light side, and it seemed like, while well-intentioned, it was just missing a little something. For me, I would have liked a little more tartness or sharpness in the flavor. Still, glad I tried it.
RumRunner101 (861) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromas of raspberry and charred malts. Medium bodied, fairly thin, a little too much carbonation. Lots of raspberry flavour. I would like this more if the raspberry was a bit more subtle.
maley1 (870) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark amber pour with reddish tinge and a small off white head. Heavy aroma of raspberry, faint malt and caramel. Faint hint of raspberry on the taste, slight caramel and lightly malty. Thin mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. A litlle dissapointed on this one.
maxwelldeux (4095) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown color with a moderate light tan head. Nose is heavily raspberry, and you canít detect much else there. Taste is also sweet and fruity without much else to it. Meh.
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells really good. Raspberries come out clearly. Taste does not follow. A little raspberry but very light flavors for a brown ale. A little too thin for my taste as well. Eh...
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle. Pours a deep ruby/brown with a beige head. Really nice look for a filtered beer. Aroma is light raspberry. Taste is some sweet and tart raspberry, not a lot of malt comes through other than sweetness, no bitterness. Average body. Overall, pretty drinkable, but the taste is a little thin and lacking complexity. As a side note, I bought this for my wife but she didnít like it, claiming it tasted like childrenís medicine, but I didnít find the raspberry too sweet or artificial so I ended up drinking the lionís share of the bottle.