SaintMatty (4279) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle - Hazy amber in colour. Malt, dried fruit and raspberries in the aroma. Fruity, dry and tangy taste with notes of tart raspberries, malt, grain and sultanas. Interesting and fairly refreshing.
Nilz (312) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Ayrshire Real Ale Festival, aroma of raspberry of course; taste had some earthiness and a tart fruitiness with the bitter finish. Thought-provoking indeed, give it a try - though I was left a bit nonplussed.
Leighton (8617) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2012 Gravity cask at the Bree Louise, London. Pours clear, rich gold with no head. Definitely some raspberry in the nose. Light to medium sweet flavor, a bit of raspberry and straw. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Lots of gaming - mostly Counter Strike. Lightly dry and not at all cloying to finish, with more pale malts and raspberry impressions. Pretty damn nice. (3.5)
Update, the day after writing this rate: I wrote this review after an evening of prodigious drinking and, to be honest, I have no idea what that Counter Strike reference is about. Apparently I was having an inner monologue regarding my secondary school gaming practices, answering the question: What first-person shooter games did you play? The answer, of course, would be Counter Strike.
Had this beer again some place, probably Bree Louise or some such. Pours clear, rich gold with no head (no head? Smacks of BR). Definitely some raspberry notes in the nose. Medium sweet flavor with straw first and foremost, then raspberry, some pale malts. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet to finish, lightly dry with decent raspberry character. Not at all cloying, which is nice. More pale malts in the aftertaste. Pretty nice in general. (3.4)
madmitch76 (12130) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
5th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. Hazy gold beer. Light dry palate. Some sulphur in here but other than that - not bad! Crisp dry natural tasting raspberry, not strongly flavoured. Light sweet malt. Could have been pretty decent without the sulphur.
downender (5610) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Nottinghamshire beer festival, Seven Stars, Bristol March 2012. Deep amber with a decent, off-white head. Sweet, berry fruit and grain aroma. Flavour had more sweet malts, a touch of raspberry and off-dry finish. Ok.
TheCametron (1512) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at HWBF. Orange with white head. Sweet above all. Definite fresh raspberry acidity with more of a false syrupy sweetness. Malty. I couldn’t drink very much of this.
imdownthepub (9160) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask conditioned at Fleetwood Beer Fest ’12. Gold with slight head. There is a general fruitiness, pulpy and not particularly raspberry in character. Thin close. Nothing in this for me.
DanielBrown (3477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hand pulled at the Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Clear gold, with naught but a thin white froth top. Smells like Robinsons fruit barley. Tastes like Robinsons fruit barley. Slightly sour finish. Sweet and watery, like actual fruit squash. Weird.
RichardW (1298) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, Bodega, Ncl. Looking at the previous reviews, I’m going a bit against the grain. I thought it had a lovely raspberry flavour, which started soft and subtle and finished with a good tang. Pleasantly amber coloured, slides across the tongue with juicy sweetness, yet finishes dry and full flavoured. Thoroughly enjoyed this.
berkshirejohn (3963) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from the Home Brew Shop, Aldershot. Amber, with a white head that rapidly fades to a ring; definitely a fruity aroma, but I would have guessed cherries in a blind tasting, plus some honey and cereal grains; light bodied with a floury texture and some great fruit, but once again cherry although this time there is raspberry as well; there’s a touch of honey, but not much, leaving a dry cereal finish that seems oaty rather than wheaty. A very pleasant fruit beer - even if it seems a trifle confused to my palate.