ChainGangGuy (4351) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Graciously served by the staff at The Fred a dark mahogany-hued body, reddish at the edges, and capped by a small, beige head.
Smell: A fruity, reasonably tart nose, as one would expect, smelling of ripe raspberries, again, as one would expect. Little hints underneath the berries of middling, modest malts and sweet-scented golden syrup.
Taste: A big sweetish sip of just-juiced raspberries and, while tart, it’s not overly tart. In fact, let’s just call the entire thing ’gently’ tart. Scaffolding of dark bready malts, though relatively light in flavor. The purported 8.5% ABV is nowhere to be seen. Drying, soft finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation.
Overall: It’s good and I cheerfully downed my goblet, but it’s no New Glarus Raspberry Tart. Then again, what is?
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: October 30, 2011
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Appearance: opaque dark red, ruby edges, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, lots of raspberry tartness
Flavor: rich raspberry flavor, chocolate and caramel, lots of fruity raspberry tartness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a clear, dark reddish color with a light pink head. The raspberry note dominates the aroma in this beer as I expected and wanted. Sweet raspberry flavors with a touch of tartness. Pretty straght forward beer but overall I find myself comparing it to other raspberry beers like Respberry Tart from New Glarus and compared to that, Ooh La La falls a little flat.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a purple body with a violet head. Aroma of raspberry, blackberry, and some roasted grain. Flavor of raspberry, blueberry, currants, light cocoa, and dough.
GT2 (8184) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s in Baltimore. Thanks Tom for sharing! Poured a much deeper than expected clear cola ruby with a temporary pinkish fizz head. Nose is very similar to New Glarus Raspberry Tart: seedy raspberry, true and sweet, with blackberry. Pretty crazy. Taste is awesomely tart and spicier with raspberry jam and just a hint of sourness. Not quite seedy or as intense as the New Glarus equivalent but very rich stuff. Delicious.
argo0 (11329) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Off-white head tinged with pink, cola-dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, raspberry, some strawberry, light spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, raspberry, some blueberry, strawberry. Light-medium body, light stickiness, low carbonation, alcohol well contained.
nickd717 (3464) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Falling Rock. Pours purple like grape juice with some purplish bubbles on top. Big raspberry aroma, more tart than sweet, but not terribly complex. Raspberry juice dominates the flavor - it’s a lot like a stronger Lindeman’s Framboise. Medium-bodied with mild acidity and medium-high carbonation. Overall, it’s fine but I can’t say I love it.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft 6/14/11). Clear brown/purple color. Medium off white head. Moderate raspberry aroma and flavor, with light tartness. Long duration. Dry finish, with light lasting tartness. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Fair lacing.
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at el Bait Shop. A deep brown brew with a little garnet at the edges. A thin khaki head. The nose is rich and fruity with the raspberries. There is a persistent candy and malt note. The taste is like raspberries mixed with green tea. There is also some cola. This is vineous throughout.
djd07 (3299) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a clear ruby with small light pink head. Rasberry aroma and light malts. Thin mouthfeel with sour rasberry dominating the flavor and a nice tart finish. A good fruit beer from New Belgium.