superspak (2130) - Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into signature globe glass, best before 2/23/2014. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart raspberry, raspberry skin, caramel, toast, light chocolate, brown bread, herbal, floral, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of raspberry fruit, dark/bready malt, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of tart raspberry, raspberry skin, caramel, toast, brown bread, light chocolate, herbal, floral, and herbal earthiness. Light fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering note of raspberry, caramel, toast, brown bread, light chocolate, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of raspberry fruit, dark/bready malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/fruit balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, lightly creamy, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice fruited brown ale. Good balance and robustness of raspberry, dark/bready malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
DrSilverworm (4766) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, shared by b3shine. Best by: 23/feb/14. Nice clear dark red color. thin pink off-white head, kind of bubbly. Dots of lace. Medium body, kind of soft lighter carbonation. Lightly slick. Moderate sweet, kind of tangy, light tart taste. Raspberry syrup, caramel malt in the aroma. Alright, kind of sweet syrupy fruit beer.
b3shine (4236) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to tulip (shared with DrSilverworm). Looks good; a transparent cherrywood with off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of semi-sweet malt and raspberries. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Solid beer.
rbrazell (1418) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from ABC Betton. Clear ruby pour with a small white head that fades to a ring. Light aroma, toast and toffee malts, faint fruitiness and flowers. Raspberry flavor on the front of the tongue with light tartness fading into toffee and toasted malts with a quick, empty finish. It could be so much more.
Busick (167) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this brew. Makes me feel like I am starring in A Christmas Carol... maybe just saw Tiny Tim excel at something he didn’t think he could, which deserves a good brew and this one fits that description!
Aurelius (3850) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good yoked longneck, OK label. Clear, burgundy-tinged brew, thin filmy head. An unusual aroma that was intially sour and starchy malt, giving way to a sweeter and more caramelized cranberry affair - complex. Not too sweet, nice raspberry/cranberry flavors, woody, lightly hopped but a spicy bitterness. Medium to slightly light body. Lambic-ky, sour finish. ABC, Betton.
Brandon1989 (228) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a ruby red with a medium sized off white creamy head. the aroma is very fruit forward, you can easily pick up the raspberries. the taste is very similar. the taste isn’t too sweet and it doesn’t have the syrupy taste that i find lots of fruit beers to have. however, i cant seem to enjoy beers with fruit added.
zach8270 (3175) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft @ New Belgium Brewing - Fort Collins, CO) Dark red pour with a light pink head. Aroma is tart raspberries and a very light hint of chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor isn’t as sweet as I was expecting. More tart fruit that gives way to dry wheat malt middle and a very lightly sweet finish. Different.
jredmond (4891) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Trappeze Pub with Linh, Scarlett and Dad. Pours a deep ruby red body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is grain and fruit (berries). Mouthfeel is light and a touch puckering with notes of dry, tart fruit, berries, grain and a touch of mineral earthy character. Easy to drink.
BrettTaylor (371) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured as a taster at the Ft. Collins site. raspberry, wheat on nose, taste raspberry, sweet, but balanced by the fruit tartness. Megan loves this.