ACHops (475) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark reddish pink color with sweet fruit aroma. Taste is lightly sweet and tart with a crisp finish. The raspberries dominate here. Nice light hops balance. Not as dry as your typical saison. Extremely refreshing. If this is really 8%, it’s kinda dangerous as you wouldn’t guess it at all. I doubt I could drink more than one, but a perfect starter. This is what a fruit beer should taste like!
bhensonb (9831) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at OBF. Pours ruddy with a creamy tan head. Slightly sour raspberry aroma. Med body. Flavor is slightly sour fresh raspberry. It’s tart, just a little sour. There’s citrus. There’s an earthy suggestion. Quite complex. Very tasty.
adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Tap n’ Handle Foco. Pours a dark rose pink with a big pinkish head. Aroma is a big, tart, cran raspberry fruity. Tart, tangy raspberry, fruity wheat, a touch spicy flavor. Very interesting brew.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ OBF... Poured pinkish with an off-white head. Spiced, herbal, and fruity. Dry with a mild tartness. Sweet candied tones. Tea-like herbs, and passionfruit.
Bacterial (839) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Greg at RBSG - thanks!! Beautiful red pour and a great sour funky raspberry nose. Taste is nice, but perhaps too reminiscent of fruit juice added to a very slightly hoppy beer.
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Clips of Faith. Bright orange-red body. Thin, oily head. Raspberry tones, some faint funky yeast notes underneath. The rose hips give it a sort of artificial feel, but it is still an enjoyable beverage. An interesting one-off, but not exactly one I’d seek out again.
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours bright hazy pink with a thin tight off white head. Aroma is strong raspberries like jam. Taste is watery malt raspberries and slight sour tartness. Palate is thin watery and dry.
jmagnus87 (2033) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBSG. From notes. Tart and sour with a little funk and loads of raspberry. I would totally but this if I ever find it again.
stchloe (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the best New Belgium beers I have had. Nice raspberry nose and aroma, sweet fruity body with citrus notes and slight sourness.
BVery (5134) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2012 Bottle. Red pour with a pink foamy head. Slightly sour and quite fruity, some carbonation zing. Start of the taste is better than the finish. Still, fun to try - thanks Tom!