HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. on tap at New Belgium hub at DIA. Appearance: half finger white-pink head that does not last, clear, burgundy color. Aroma: raspberry. Palate: light body, dry drisp finish, average carbonation. Taste: sweet raspberry into light wheat sweetness, then finish is back to fruity. Overall, very ejoyable, fruit is not overpowering, lightest of tartness.
Holdwine (1128) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice effort although a bit uneven. I like the raspberries on the nose. In the brown ale, they come off a bit sweet. But overall a good beer to offer around Christmas time.
MunBro (805) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
New Belgium is usually a lot better than this. Sickeningly sweet, cloying raspberry flavour with a totally off nutty brown ale flavour afterwards. Tastes almost like they wanted to make a sour then wussed out and added a ton of sugar.
Ibrew2or3 (7461) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours with a clear amber red body that supports faint head. The aroma offers up some solid sweetened raspberry fruitiness as well as a cranberry sort of juice note. The taste is pretty thick and sweet and brings up raspberry fruitiness that has an edge of fruity tartness. It gets a little kool-aid like here and there as well as having a slight Belgian yeastiness. Meh.
patricks110 (2063) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite good for a mashup. Pours a light, translucent amberish brown with a finger of bright white head that dies instantly. The aroma is covered in raspberry fruit notes and light toffee/cara malts. A bit sweet in the middle with raspberries and caramel malts predominant. The finish is flat and sweet with raspberries throughout.
ajuan51 (7) - - DEC 13, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am confused by the label pronouncing a brown ale, which a pour will only reveal in color only. I was hoping for more malt.
78samh (218) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours a pinkish brown. Fruity aroma of raspberries. Tastes is tart raspberry. A little dry. Nice beer.
cheap (4568) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the magic tree. Not a fruit beer, definitely more like a tart sour or wild brew. Mild tart aroma. A darker orange beer color. Decent taste from the start. Not as tart as I was expecting but definitely sour in there. Enjoyable and mild fer sure. Small amount of fruit comes thru after each swig. Little bit of bitterness sets in on the finish. Very goold overall beer experience.
DialSquare (3396) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bodega. Clear red pour with thin white-ish head and lazy stick. Aroma of muted fruity, herbal. Tastes of jammy fruit, floral, moderately sweet, just a little tart. Ok.
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg @ Beer Run. Deep reddish Amber pour with a small head. Nose is surprisingly soft. Mellow raspberry meat and some pain au chocolate. Flavor of raspberry purée. Roasted grain. Dried wood. Cocoa. Simple. Almost watery. Hard to believe the ABV advertised. Soft carb.