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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brown Ale with natural raspberry flavor. A chocolate Brown Ale with the essence of ripe red raspberries, made with malted barley, chocolate and caramel malts, hops, and natural raspberry flavor.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (3819) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2004
Bottle from Beverages and More, Mission Valley, San Diego. Very dark colour, only held up to the light can I see some brown. Very, very nice raspberry aroma. Delicious beer. Tastes like a raspberry and chocolate pie: a superb combination. Fresh and light, but a vivid flavour and a sweet aftertaste. Top notch.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2002
I really enjoyed this beer. I think the rasberry blends very well with the maltiness of this brown. Good balance of flavor between malt and fruit. Low hop profile. This is something I would like to try brewing at home.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mystteria99 (2) - USA - JUL 30, 2001 does not count
unfortunetly, im not one for fruity drinks, however, if i was, this would be a winner in my book. its easy to drink, and has a delightful rasberry after taste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2004
Deep brown with huge tan head. Robust berry aroma ... nicely rounded-out lightly bittered beer with the raspberry topping. Well done in the style that I usually don't dig too much.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4567) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Smells like raspberries, looks brown. This beer is really an enigma, in that is both quite fruity and heavy. Finish is rather thick. A good beer, but two at one sitting would probably be more than enough.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - MAY 13, 2004
Pours dark brown with a good sized tan head. This stuff tastes like a chocolate covered raspberry. Goes down smooth but fills you up fast. I was surprised of how good this was.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oscbert (1033) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
~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.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BRASTA (8) - USA - SEP 14, 2006 does not count
Bottle....Hutchins Grocery 06’...Dank. So dank. Plus it is got that Razzz-Chocolate thing going on. Striaght up. Buzz.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 3, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2004 Dark brown color (transparent) with a generous off-white thick creamy head. The aroma was pure raspberries...strong, sweet, and tart. The flavor was a delightful mix of tart raspberries, chocolate, and roasted nuts. Crisp, refreshing feel (not expected in such a heavy looking brew.) Wonderful fruit beer. The whole thing comes off very well.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3321) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Many thanks to Rastacouere for this one. Raspberry aroma with notes of a weird cleanser and some metallic rust notes. Not particularly pleasing aroma. Dark amber/burgundy color with a frothy light tan head. Start is slightly tart with mild hints of raspberries. In the middle, it turns roasty, toasty and malty with chocolate tones. This is extremely well-balanced flavorwise. The raspberries work well with the chocolate and roasted malts and neither overpowers the other. This should be what brewers strive for flavorwise and balancewise when they make fruited brown ales. Unfortunately, the aroma on this beer sucks.


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