SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
this definately fell short of expectations as a 99 percentile beer. raspberries were all over in this one. ditto with avaulteriam on not serving too cold. i actually tried to get my girlfriend to try this one since it was sweet and not typical beer which she hates, she said that it tasted like hot dogs and still was beer so she didnt like it. while i didnt find it as complex as she did, i must say that it was way too sweet. malternative drinkers would almost find this over the top sweet.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
important to not drink too cold. Anyway, this definitely smells like raspberries. Looks like a bubbly merlot. Not really a whole lot to say. Tastes like raspberry jam. Tart, a bit cloying. Violently overrated. It may be beer, but I’m not a huge fan. And like I said, do NOT serve very cold, as it concentrates the sweetness. Simple and cloying, not much else.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2005 Cracked this puppy open and immediately thought I opened a jar of Rasberry jam. Reaks of rasberry jam which I love! Color is a dark reddish color. Taste is obviously rasberry but I detected tastes of wheat and a oaky taste as well. A great fruit beer even though it isn’t my favorite style. This would be perfect compliment to dessert, perhaps cheesecake?
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
For rating #100 I decided to use this delicacy!!!! It had a luscious slippery pour and a mouth watering fruit overtone that reminds me of melted raspberry sorbet with a pinch of alcohol added to it. The tartness seems pretty slight as the sweetness exuberates. Thank you Akilla for sharing!
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Cloudy pink, with a pinkish head. Can you guess what the aroma is? Can you?Oh, and here’s a shocker - the flavor is mouth watering, uncompromising raspberries. Just wonderful. New Glarus really know how to make a real beer with pitch-perfect fruit character.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Facto! You brought a great number of excellent brews, this being only one. Thank you! I could not believe the look of this beer. Very thick, mauve color. Like velvet drapes at the theater. The aroma is strong with a tart sweetness. Raspberry abounds. The flavor was intense! Very tart and crisp raspberry overpowers all your senses. The body is warm and lingering. Just fantastic! My wife thought this was the bee’s knees! Not sure I could drink a lot of this but it would not keep me from picking up a couple of bottles. I think we need to work a trade, Facto…
Shag (2723) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A reddish pink color with a solid pink head. The aroma is raspberries and more raspberries. Same with the flavor. The taste is amazing, sweet upfront, sour back stage. I could drink this stuff all day.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. crimson coloured body with a medium pink head.juicy raspberries in the nose - rather sweet and floral. This is a very well made fruit beer, these guys certainly know what they are doing. Tons of juicy raspberry present in the body. finish leaves a sugar residue. Superb balance. A classic fruit beer.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sharp, tart raspberry aroma with acrid tobacco-like notes. Opaque dark reddish-brown with partial cover of fine-bubbled pinkish-white head that lasts nicely and laces. Sweet-tart balance is like a fresh fruit purée or natural jam. Medium body is thick and juicy with fairly low carbonation that suits very well. Sampled at Mondial de la Bière 2005.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur rouge foncée aux vagues reflets brunâtres. Mousse rose pâle peu abondante. Arômes très crédibles et réels de confitures de fraises, tarte aux fraises et rhubarbe. On sent bien la pureté du fruit mais en version sucrée et concentrée. Peu acide en bouche, semble passablement tartrique, mais le sucre vole un peu la vedette à cet aspect. Belle texture en bouche, épaisseur moyenne. Échantillon mondial de la bière, Juin 2005.