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Lunar Raspberry Cream Ale
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Real Raspberries add a tart and refreshing flavor to a lightly hopped cream ale. A touch of vanilla rounds out the finish.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7309) - Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2013
This one starts great, it is tart and fruity. But by the end of the glass it is a bit sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7126) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2007
On tap at Lunar. Poured a clear medium caramel with a short white head. Sweet raspberries in a very soft aroma.. not bad, but I had trouble getting anything else out of there. Tart raspberry and wheat notes carry the flavor all the way through... not bad, but didn’t do it for me. Lighter-bodied with well-integrated raspberry tartness and light bitterness.. tasty raspberry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Sampled on tap at the brewpub (Villa Park, IL). Pours a rich copper fiery amber head, darker and thicker haze, a small frothy offwhite head sits atop and dies to a ring, decent lacing overall. Aromas are some juicy raspberries, a bit seedy, with some spice, yeast, bready malts, flaked wheat, and gentle coriander. Light touches of citrus. Very wheaty, some estery fruit, as the raspberry isn’t as potent as expected. Initial is quite lovely, a potent fruity raspberry meets citrusy orange and lemon, some estery fruit, flaked wheat, crisp cereal grains. A firm yet lighter body, the raspberry kisses the palate with a touch of tartness into the middle. Sweetness is there, but doesn’t overwhelm. Some great flavors with a fruity crisp finish, a touch of dryness. Pretty well put together fruit beer. The base Jumping Cow’s quality aids it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2005 Like all drinks on tap at Lunar Brewing, this looks great - a bright orange color with a huge creamy head. The aroma is of fresh raspberries with an additional tartness. The berries carry the flavor without being overwhelming. There’s a slightly bitter finish that seems out of place, but otherwise this is a decent drink.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 29, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. The body was dark broanze to orange with an off white head. The aroma was strong real raspberries with some muffins. The taste was raspberries, but not overly sweet. There was also a decent floral quality. A nicely done fruit beer.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 3, 2007
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a transparent softly carbonated light red brown colored body. The mild aroma was malty and raspberry. The flat mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of raspberry. Not one that I would likely buy again.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 17, 2005
A bit hazy with a near perfect head. Nice raspberry and cream aroma that smells a little like candy. Goes down smooth like a fruit wheat beer. Semi bitter and sweet and is a nice beer to start the evening off with.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2380) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Sample glass at the brewpub as this batch was introduced. Appeared a cloudy, reddish/orange with a light head and not much lacing. Nose was a little biscuit and tangy fruit. The flavor was dominated by the tart raspberry and finished with a slight hop dryness. Carbonation was low at this point as adjustments were being made with the CO2. The tart nature over a sweetened variety makes this fruit beer appealing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2008
On tap at brewpub. Pourws hazy orange with white head. Aroma is mostly raspberries and some light grains. Flavor is dominated by raspberries with light grains. Has a tart finish. Mild flavored and softly carbonated. Not to bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Very sweet raspberry notes...like jam. Creamy smooth texture...(nitro? dunno) Weird hop bitterness I did not expect. OK!


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