grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red amber color with clinging head. Sour raspberry flavor. Very wine-like; this would be great served with dessert. I figured this would be too sweet, but this was not the case. A tasty speciality beer...this is underrated.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good raspberry aroma and the berry flavor is evident, though not too overwhelming. I thought the brew was a little uni-dimensional. I didn’t feel as if the berries and the beer meshed well together, and there was an unnatural and slightly artificial flavor to this beer.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2008 Bottle... This beer rocks!... The aroma is of heavy malt, fresh raspberries and cherries. This crystal clear ruby-colored beer has very little to no head. What little there is appears to be creamy and off-white. Beautiful beer. The flavor is malty and fruity up front. Guess which fruit!! Extremely well-balanced. Not sweet in the slightest. Lightly bitter and tart on the backside. Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel. Fizzy carbonation. Short, dry and acrid finish. Very nice fruit beer!
GermanBrews76 (676) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice and chocolatey in color even the head. smells like chocolate covered raspberries. super creamy and full of raspberry. very unique, quite tatsty too!
couldn’t handle more than 1or 2 though.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
smells like rasberry yogurt, deep red with red tinted head, rasberry throughout with a hint of brown ale thrown in at the end, this is one of those beers they should only market in big bottles, nobody wants a 6 pack
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 28, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet jammy raspberry flavor, but not particularly strong. Despite the fruitiness flavor is predominantly sour. Not as good as Lost Coast’s Raspberry Brown.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is an interesting brew. Berr
pour up a decent head which settles
quickly and has little retention. Aroma is
pleasent and very heavy on the raspberries.
Is nice to look at in the glass. The flavor
departmet is where the brew is a bit lacking. I
too found the flavor to be rather one dimensional
with a heavy emphasis on the raspberry flavor.
foduck (328) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2003 Sweet aroma, interesting appearance, blood red with a brown head. I was kind of not expecting to like this, but it surprised me. I thought it was going to be too sweet, but it"s balanced. Though I don"t think I"ll drink more than one of these in a night in the future. Bubbly and thick feeling in the mouth, slightly sour aftertaste. Wish it had a tiny bit more bittering hops. I like this beer but it makes me feel sick everytime I drink it.
spydog (75) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well balanced fruit beer. The best fruit beer I have ever tasted.
BillKismet (3168) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cream soda appearance with a thin head. This brew has a delcious raspberry chocolate aroma reminiscent of a gourmet candy. Raspberry dominates the flavor with the possible subtleties of chocolate. Natural raspberry sourness and a drying sensation on the palate occurs. This beer is decent, but I am still not sure how much I like it.