BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Opaque muddy brown with ruby & purple highlights and a large pink head. Aroma: This is like sticking your head in a bucket of fresh picked raspberries with just a slight bit of tart scent. Taste is ripe raspberries, definitely not any artificial flavoring, raspberry seeds, very sweet, and just slightly tart and acidic. Medium bodied, but light on the palate with lively champagne-like carbonation. What a great beer to sip for desert.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from brad. Pours a deep red color with a fizzy white head. Nose is sweet cherries and cranberries. Taste is cranberries, very tart, stings the palate alot and is very fizzy. Also some raspberries and sourness.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My 14th fruit beer in under 2 weeks (and my last non-rated one in my cellar). Poured a deep ruby red and pinkish color with an averaged sized pinkish head. Very nice aroma of fat and juicy raspberries. Tastes of raspberries. Semi sweet and semi tart. Good thing I love raspberries - by far one of my favorit fruit beers.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours red with a very small head that does not last long. Smell is of rasberries. Tste is of over the top rasberries. Very tart finish.
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a beautiful beer. Deep ruby/purple with a light pink head. Aroma of...raspberry preserves, go figure. Taste is thick and rich. Tart raspberries, raspberry preserves, sugar cookie, pie crust and even some tiniest tinges of vanilla, spice, and nut. Carbonation is simply perfect, and the palate overall great; creamy, thick, and a little froth. Watch out, sweetness and richness with get to you after awhile.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUN 30, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep ruby red. Very pretty pour, but the layer of pink-tinged tan head is kind of skimpy. I wouldn’t complain, but it seems like this is generally expected to be a highly carbonated style. (Also, every thing else was so good, I felt like I had to complain about something.) The aroma is stunningly fragrant. Raspberries, vanilla, fruity sourness, spice, muskiness, and a bit of lightly toasted wheat. Mmmm. So delicious. An overwhelming slap of flavor, like stepping out of a building into a hurricane. Which comes first here, the incredibly tart, mouth puckering sourness, or the rush of sweet raspberry jam? I sure can’t tell, but my mouth is digging the chaos. This is wonderful beer. Bravo to the cheeky brewers of New Glarus! They have gone after a challenging, almost Baroque style here, and the results are remarkable. One small caveat. I think serving it cool, and not "very cold" as the label suggests, will shows off the sourness of this beer to it’s best advantage. Thanks Hezron for the bottle!
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2006 Wow! and by wow I mean WOW! We cracked this one at a tasting at Mike’s (tiadiaguy) last weekend and this was the most memorable beer of the weekend. It poured with the consistincy of a fruit smoothie. The aroma and flavor was like a tangy, rasberry sorbet. I’m definately seeking out more of this.
PorterPounder (7221) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Discount Liquors, Milwaukee, WI. - 500 ml bottle. Thick, murky - orangeish auburn pour with a long lasting, persistent, creamy white head. Aroma has a tangy, fresh, sour raspberry accent to it - smells like a freshly picked basket of berries. Flavor is tangy, sweet and sour at the same time -very fresh - but not quite up to snuff with the Belgian Red. Nothing artifical here. Very good, not enough words to describe it. Mouthfeel, thick and creamy and coats your tongue and throat - makes an excellent desert beer.
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 (3439) - 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.