bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a cooper-red color with a beige head with pinkish highlights. Has a strong raspberry aroma and a descent flavor for a fruit beer.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark cherry with deep, brown hues and a thin, tan head. The aroma has a strong raspberry kick on top of a decent malt back. The body seems a bit thin. The flavor seems mostly to come from the brown ale. A decent nutty, malty flavor with a light fresh raspberry flavor. A decent, drinkable fruit beer. It didn't knock my socks off, but certainly not NB's worst beer either.
sethdude (674) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep red color, small rocky head. Aroma is rasberry, toasted malt. Flavor is more of the same. Thin palate, low carbonation. The best fruit beer I've had to date. Hides ABV very well.
Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2003 bottle-pours a deep blood red hue(for lack of better words) sweet raspberry aroma very noticible. light carbonation. flavor was one sided to the fruits. definately not my thing. good aroma and good appearance, but not my type of palate/flavor.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(on draft-Cato's) Pours a very nice red-brown color with a good head and excellent lacing. Aroma is primarily raspberry (some extract enhancement?), with some roasty notes underneath. The beer itself is sweet and round, with a nice blend of fruit and caramel brown ale notes. Fruit is almost out of balance at first, but as you make your way through a pint, the beer flavors start to come out.
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A bright shining red through the glass when it is held up to the light. The head is laced and light brown. Frozen rasberry aroma and flavor on a malt base. An easy drinking fruit beer with a mild tartness.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - NOV 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red color with a pinkish tan head. Much more raspberry in the aroma as it warms. Mild raspberry, wood and faintly bitter hops flavors. Nice bubbly feel.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark ruby/brown color with a beige and pink (!) head. The aroma was an interesting mixture of fresh raspberry and sour, garbage-like tones. The flavor was quite sweet with fresh raspberries, sugar, wood, and earthy tones. Quite carbonated...almost spritzy.
pubscout (28) - Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
You'd be hard-pressed to find something wrong with this magnificent brew.
Similarly, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better beer with which to pass a winter's eve. Gets better as it warms!
Reid (1717) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ok I tried this beer a year ago and didnt like it much..but thought I would give it a second look.
I poured this into my Chimay Chalice..very nice looking ruby/port colour..small light brown head..goes fast leaves some lace.
The aroma of this beer is heavenly..like fresh raspberries..not artificial at all.
Mm quite complex flavour..yes the raspberry is there but theres more sour plums and even lemon and a certain spiciness.
Very nice mouthfeel little sour at the end..but a great aftertaste.
Very nice beer I am happy I tried it again..this time in a glass