17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2009
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Beer #3 of my fruit beer tasting. 12oz bottle. Pours pretty much the same as the Dark Horse Raspberry I just opened, a murky pink amber with a smaller white froth. Smells like sawdust, pesticide, cat urine. Flavor follows, pungent, stingy, after the initial shock, some sweet stale raspberry flavor emerges, just an odd flavor, lime jello-ish, raspberry-wheaty aftertaste. Some alcohol even present... now how the hell do you get that in a low abv fruit beer... Lumpy carbonation, not syrupy, medium/light bodied, odd. Fairly gross.
valpoaj (730) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a tepid pink color with a large, effervescent white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity, but muted, and doesn’t really come through. Flavor is raspberry, but would tend to agree with many other folks that it has a fake, stale flavor in here (and I like fruit beers more than the average person around here). A bit of yeast and slightly tart. Palate was a bit on the weak side...though it did go down quickly and had some refreshing qualities on a hot summer day.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sicilianos, Grand Rapids, MI. Cloudy golden color with pinkish tint with medium, large bubbled, white head. Aroma is fruity, dry, raspberries, pretty light. Flavor is off-dry raspberries, wheat, slight tartness, some spice, light graininess. Medium to light, active carbonation. Not the worse fruit beer in the world, but not the best either.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2009
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sampled at a The LoSBD meeting, thanks (?!?) to RAYBOY01: The "?!?" is due to my initial notes being "Horrible Crap!" It has a pinkish body without much of a head. It has a strong artificial fruit aroma like those godzaweful hard candies that my late father used to enjoy. (I didn’t.) The flavor is much the same, raspberry candy with a slight tartness.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
reddish-pink color, not much head, slightly lacy. the aroma of raspberries leaps out of the glass at you. the flavor is tartly raspberry. medium bodied, sweet finish. if you like raspberries, you might like this one. i don’t like raspberries. sampled at a LoSBD tasting. i think rayboy01 provided the sample.
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap @ brewpub...Transparent pinkish complexion with next to no head on this glass. Aroma is raspberry jam. Flavor is fresh raspberries, both tart and sweet tasting, but very subdued and watered down. No other flavors detected here. Really too light tasting for me, even for the style.
MrBunn (2738) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Mount Pleasant Railyard Raspberry Wheat). Pours a reddish copper with a massive pinkish off-white head. Aromas are weak... maybe a touch of wheat and a touch of raspberry, but not much there at first. As it sits for a couple of minutes a bit of a more aggressive raspberry tartness begins to assert itself. Flavor is dominated by a tart raspberry presence that gives a bit of the stage to a light wheat maltiness. Finish is pure raspberry in all its tart goodness. I find the raspberry presence to be pretty convincing (rather than artificial) and this is the best of the Mount Pleasant (Mountain Town) stuff I’ve sampled.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6oz sample at MTS - Aroma of sticky raspberries, wheat and brown sugar. Pours transparent pink-brown with a small head and decent lacing. Flavor is natural raspberry, old wheat and caramel malt. Palate is tart and tasty. Not bad for what it is. I find it interesting that the others raters say it tastes "artificial". I found it comparable to Founders Rübæus.
Silphium (3192) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. The amount of berries per batch is not necessarily correlated with quality, as this beer supports. An oddly sweet wheat beer with molded hay and fermented fruits and even a hint of wet socks thrown in for good measure. Not offensive, but cloying and flawed.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours and orange/pink with no head. Flat carbontation throughout. The nose is all fruit - no balance at all. The body is all fruit as well with some slight caramel balance but not much. The raspberries come off artificial tasting. Blah.