FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours into my glass with a deep pink colored head. The beer is a dark red color that is approaching black (though it has a ways to go). I get strong aromas of raspberries emanating from my glass as I pour this beer. The sweet raspberry notes dominate the aroma, though perhaps a hint of acidity comes through, but not much else. The beer is definitely sweet. It has a full fruity flavor and an almost thick body from the residual sugars that are left behind. It is quite tart in the finish, though it could perhaps use a bit more to balance the syrupy sweetness. I also get a bit of raspberry skin tannin in the finish. The sweetness really over powers that rest of the complexity that might be found in the base beer. This is definitely enjoyable, but is a bit too sweet and cloying to be a ’beer’ for me.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This tastes delicious- like raspberry soda. This would be a 5 on ratesoda.com...
badgerben (4403) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark red color with small, fizzy head. Aroma is strong with raspberries. Taste weighs hevaily on the raspberries taking out any malt or hop flavor. It’s hard to imagine this actually being beer! It’s quite tasty, but if you’re not too keen on raspberries, it’d be disgusting.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark Red Coloring. Small Head. Very excellent Raspberry Taste...not overpowering. Sweet....and tart at the same time...very well balanced. Wonderful Fruit Beer!!
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tons of raspberry in this one. Light purple/deep red pour with a small pinkish purple head. Flavor and aroma are strong in raspberry. Very sweet with some tartness.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opague burgundy, medium mauve head. (What the hell is mauve?), aroma of tartness and papery stale hops. What can I say that hasn’t been said before? The mouthfeel is lovely, aroma simplistic but savory, the taste let me down a bit, more a fucntion of the red raspberries used (which I don’t like as much as the black kind), than any actual flaw of the beer. Thanks GrainBeltGuzzler!
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark purple with a purple head and some lacing. Aromas of tart raspberries and musky malts. Kind of surprised me with how good it was. Flavors. Oh yeah, good stuff. Sour and barnyard. Raspberries, brown sugar, and musky. Fluffy palate, thick body finishing tart and dry.
DomiNate (123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 28, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice purple head covered the dark crimson red pour. Beautiful lacing covered the glass. The head dissapated very quickly and just left the aroma of a raspberry pie. Just like grandma used to make, crust and all. This brew makes you want to grab a fork and eat it. Taste was very tart and very raspberry! Smell matched the taste perfectly and made this a wonderful brew. Thanks Bück Dich! Happy Birthday!
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 28, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick bright ruby red with crimson edges. The head & lacing is like purple grenade, everywhere. The aroma is like sweet boysenberry syrup, raspberry, tart, one dimensional aroma but that’s what it said. The flavor is so good with sweet raspberry & light tart musky clean malt & raspberry. Good! Very sweet fruit beer but so much more present than usual. Thanks Slikwily!
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very interesting "beer" that, in my taxonomic opinion, might be better served under a non-beer status. But as it is, this is a real pleasant beverage. There is no doubting the raspberry nature of this concoction. In fact, that is about all you can taste. The color is dark ruby red and looks very much like a wine. The aroma is raspberry and sweetness. The flavor, however, is quite sour (not shit it’s called "tart") but not puckeringly so. Tastes like an unripe raspberry. This drink has a big reputation. And while I did enjoy it, it just tasted like expensive Purple Passion to me. Good, for what IT is, but what is IT and where’s the beer?