Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drinking this great beer on easter, after a wonderful day with family! I love the tartness of this beer, I don’t like stark sweetness. Nice ruby color, smelled the berries before I got the cap entirely off! Great brew. Thanks nick!
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My WVU pre-game brew to share and co-rate with my wife (bring on Louisville!). Deep ruby, thick bubblegum colored head. Tremendous rich fruity nose of Smucker’s raspberry preserves with a just a tiny hint of wood. Flavor is one in the same, slightly sweet, yet tart fresh liquid raspberries. Medium bodied, light carbonation, and as you might guess.....rich raspberry preserve finish. Nobody does better fruit beers then NG. End of story....
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very, very dark red. Aroma is brilliant rasberry. Flavor is sweet, full of tart extra-ripe rasberry. Reminds me of picking wild rasberries at my grandmothers. Thick, creamy body. Great is small quantities.
meadlover1959 (14) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful big raspberry smell and taste. Has a good balance of sweet and tart. A great summer beer.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Cheers to Kevin42 for this Wisconsin Gem. Drank to celebrate my birthday and another excuse to wet the baby’s head. The aroma is like the jammiest raspberry jam ever made - putting it to the nose you can almost taste it already. It pours a deep rich reddy plummy colour and there starts off a decent pinkish head. The taste is quite tart but never sour. Yet nor is it over-sweet, just exceptionally fruity and jammy. It almost feels like the little seeds off the raspberries are stuck between your teeth. An absolute top quality fruit beer and another beautifully easy drinking beer from New Glarus. Not quite as nice as the Belgian Red but excellent nonetheless.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beauty in a bottle. Deep crimson red with a pinkish head. Aroma was super sized raspberries like raspberry jam. Flavour was domination by the raspberries but so carefully balanced by the malts. The bitterness and sweetness are tightly joined. This beer is so versatile, it could be used as a dessert beer, a summer beer, poured over ice cream or simply enjoyed in Mansland.
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a bright red w/ a thick pink foam head smelled of sweet rassberryies, good carbonationg and a nice body in the palate. The flavor was of sweet and bitter rassberries w/ hints of light malt. Overall a very well done but not overly complex beer, raz is not my favorite flavor but this was still pretty good.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle this brew pours a deep red with a lavander tall fluffy head. The raspberry in this is by far the most amazing fruit aroma i’ve ever witnessed in a beer. Rich and sweet, like a dessert filling or a rich raspberry jelly. The tartness of the berries cuts through a lot of the sweetness and makes this very drinkable and it would be perfect alongside any dessert.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
liquid sex from the midwest. first time anyone has ever used midwest and sex in the same sentence. The color is beautiful and the palate is even more so. Tart acidic and fruit forward this is a wonderful appertif.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a purple color with a medium pink head. Aroma was purely sweet and tart raspberry. You have to like raspberry for this one and if you do it is amazing. Sweet raspberry flavor thick and mildly syrupy with a moderate length sweet finish. Great desert beer especially with a good vanillia bean ice cream.