joeneugs (2575) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Creek monkey alehouse in Martinez. It pours amber brown with a nice khaki head. The aroma is nice and toasty with hints of raspberry flavoring. The flavor is similarly toasty with hints of cocoa and a touch of brown sugar. The raspberry is there, but unfortunately it tastes kinda artificial. It has a nice full body for the style. I canít help but think this would be a really good brown ale without the raspberry in there.
magsinva (826) - Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from green life Asheville in December - pours an amber red with an inch of cream colored foam. Aroma is toast and raspberries. Taste is mildly sweet and toasty with no bitterness. Not getting a lot of hops. Nice, goes well with my Hawaiian-style (ham & pineapple) pizza.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from unknown source. Pours dark brown with a finger of khaki foam. As expected raspberry notes on the nose as well as on the tongue. Itís not sweet which is good. Iím not getting much influence from the brown ale. Finishes clean. A bit of a hybrid but I was hoping for something more bold.
Gethinbeer (2021) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper/ruby colour with a frothy white head. Lovely refreshing aroma of raspberry. Raspberry, chocolate roasted malt flavour. Hint of coffee. Raspberry background. Very nice silky caramel texture. Pleasant and a very enjoyable beer. Very unique and satisfying.
Bendrixian (860) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, filtered, brownish colour with decent head. raspberries and malts and hops. it is clean smelling with reduced aroma and the berry is not overpowering. Malted brew with soft raspberries. this is not a very fruity fruit beer but more of a slightly fruity brown ale...i enjoy!
Atheist_Peace (852) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle. Pours a much darker brown than I was expecting with red highlights. Solid beige head that sticks around and leaves a nice bit of sticky lace. Thereís a fairly dominant raspberry wallop up front thatís less jammy that some raspberry beers Iíve had. Thereís also a nice (but sort of faint) chocolaty aroma buried underneath. Thereís more beer presence on the palate but that chocolate feel is too subtle to be an asset. The raspberry is even a little muted. Thereís something astringent on the palate as well. Still, pretty good for a fruit beer says I.
UDBeernut (1247) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle poured into a cheater pint
a: dark tan, 1/2" off white head with good retention, reduces to a cap
s: sweet rasberry, not much else
t: blast of sweetness from rasberry and malt. Very faint roastiness.
m: medium bodied, slick and syrupy mouth
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served on tap in a pint glass. From notes. First reviewed 12/8/2008.
Slightly transparent, dark cherry color. Small head that fades quickly but leaves a collar.
Raspberries and more raspberries dominate the aroma. There is some malt in the background, but there is no doubt as to the focus of this beer.
The raspberries almost completely overwhelm any other flavors, particularly those that would tell you this is a brown ale. There is a subtle toasted malt flavor and some citrusy hops at the end. Again, this beer is all about the raspberries.
Heavily carbonated and a darker beer, this still has a light feel to it.
I thought there would be more balance between the brown ale and the raspberry flavor, but it is tough to really enjoy this. The raspberries are so dominant, and, at times, too sweet. Maybe the raspberry ales just are not for me, as I have not found one I have really liked quite yet.
Oscbert (939) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
~Light chocolate malt and caramel with tart raspberry.
~Pours a beautiful garnet with small lasting creamy brownish head.
~Subtle hint of chocolate and caramel in flavor with lots of refreshing tart raspberry..
~Med body, med CO2, refreshing, abrupt sweet finish.
~Not what I was expecting. I was expecting something sweet and syrupy. This has great balance and is very refreshing. This is one I could enjoy on a cold winter night or a hot summer day.
reebtogi (3705) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL bomber poured a nice brown color with about 2 fingers of beige head and some nice lacing. Mild aroma of raspberries and some roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. Taste is roasted malty sweetness, tart raspberries and a hint of hop bitterness in the finish. Nicely balanced and not too fruity. A nice tasting experience.