BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - JAN 12, 2011
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I’m big fan of fruit beer and not a huge fan of New Belgium but this brew tastes awesome. The raspberries are present yet so is the brown ale and both compliment each other well.
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 23, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
color was beautiful, a crimson colored nectar that I
could smell even at full arm's length. The nose was of
rich, jammy berries with a perfect background of
bready malt. The flavors danced in my mouth: a rich
yet perfectly acidic effervescence accompanied flavors
of sweet, ripe berries and a perfectly balanced
caramel-malt richness. Icredible.
sbbrown (1) - , California, USA - DEC 8, 2008 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great aroma, fresh raspberries come through after even the slightest waft. Good red color when poured in glass. On first sip the fresh raspberries strike the palate, and after a couple seconds the fruit flavor subsides and goes into a pleasant brown ale flavor. These two tastes match each other very well with each sip; it tastes like 2 separate beers, and yet the flavors complement each other at every turn. A great winter beer, recommended!
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!
NeoHippie2 (993) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of the best fruit beers I have ever had. So complex and so delicious! Pours a dark brown with a small head. Lots of raspberry on the nose and a nice malty character too. Fresh raspberries on the palate with a nice malty character shining through in the finish. Such a good brew. Even if you don’t like fruit beer typically, this one is absolutely worth a try.
lbuttrill (1) - USA - JAN 3, 2007 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the few beers I will drink with anything. It is perfect to accompany the holiday treats, but is also great for sipping.
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 30, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sort of like Newcastle ... but much improved and mixed up with some delicious raspberries! The nose smells like a pop-tart and the taste is pretty close. Tastes like it is aged in wood, or maybe the just throw the whole raspberry bush in there. An excellent fruit beer.
popkow (286) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Unbelievable pour with ruby brown and off-white head. Perfectly balaned raspberries with malty brown ale. Every year I await if my friend hauls one of these back from Colorado. Crafted with just a hint of sweetness and malt finishes. Recommend serving ice cold, great beer.
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful reddish-brown hue. Nice foamy head. The raspberry flavor is delicious. Give it a try you won’t be disappointed!
Krausen (102) - USA - MAR 7, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very well done, nice earthy rasberry flavor, Medium body is full but not cloying. Some chocolate and malt flavor mingle with the fruit flavor for a wonderful beer.