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RATINGS: 1225   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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The voluminous raspberry bouquet will greet you long before your lips touch your glass. Serve this Wisconsin framboise very cold in a champagne flute. Then hold your glass to a light and enjoy the jewel-like sparkle of a very special ale. Oregon proudly shares their harvest of mouth-watering berries, which we ferment spontaneously in large oak vats. Then we employ Wisconsin farmed wheat and year old Hallertau hops to round out this extravaganza of flavor.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1136) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2004
nearly opaque reddish black, fluffy pink head. raspberry "tart" eh? doesnít smell very tart, very much like a lindemanís framboise. phenomenal flavor of raspberry, grape, pear, with plenty of lambic-like sourness. just barely enough tang to offset the fruitiness. excellent beer! looking forward to the bottle of belgian red even more now. seems a little too sweet, not unlike the lindemans.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Bottle, very good raspberry smell, nice burgandy color,small head, very fruity (raspberry) taste, ends in a tart finish with a hint of vinegar. very smooth and would love to try again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Bottle courtesy of Styles. Aroma reminds me of my child labor days in the Oregon raspberry fields during the summer. Lambic sour notes are also noticeable in the aroma. Big fruity flavor at the beginning and a sour/tart middle. Smooth. A pleasure to drink.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (5396) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2004
Bottle: Obvious rasberry and some sourness in the aroma. Pours a very dark reddish-brown with a decent pinkish head thatís gone within a minute. Flavor is all raspberry. Finishes on the sour side. Reminds me a lot of Lindemanís Framboise with a stronger rasberry flavor and more sour finish. Very tart. Has a very slight vinegar taste. Just like the other New Glarus beers Iíve had, does not make you feel like you are drinking a beer. Either way, it is very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2007 Aroma: black rasberries, flowers, some cream, perfumy scents
Appearance: dark purple, pinkish-white head, lacing
Flavor: tart, blackrasberries, whipping cream, cane sugar
Palate: smooth, creamy, slight tartness, slight vinegar aftertaste

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 21, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2005 Pours a dark wine red, with a nice reddish white head that dissipates slowly. Beautiful aroma of raspberries. Flavor is BAM! Raspberries, tart flavorful, juicy raspberries. Dry finish. No alcohol detectable at all for me. What a beer...

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2004
This was a really great beer. The aroma was all raspberries and very similar to Lindemanís Framboise is most aspects. This really was a surprise to find such a great fruit beer from here in the States. Definitely a must try if you like raspberry beers.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2004
10.07.04 750 bottle with great thanks to Captain Cougar! Poured into a champagne flute. Murky color of raspberry sorbet, darker, with a massive head of fluffy pink foam. Aroma fills the air with fresh raspberry goodness plus creamy vanilla and marshmallow. Palate is coating and creamy with a sharp acidity like that of fresh berries. Flavor is divinely sweet, never even approaching chemical or artificial. Liquid divinity, true ambrosia. I think this really is a dessert beer and should be shared with many friends because 750ml is waayyy more than I can drink of this very sweet, palate-taxing brew. It puts every fruit beer Iíve ever tried to shame...but itís only my first New Glarus offering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2005 Deep red bordering on purple. A simply gorgeous bouquet lets loose through the top of the glass. Hints of raspberries, pie crust and cherries. This beer is a huge success, as in they accomplished everything that they were hoping to do. Raspberries were really the only thing cohesive in this brew. The malt character? Ha! None. The hop character? Ha, once again! Obviously with the use of aged Hallertau, they didnít want any hop flavor to come through. The raspberries though were just simply utterly delicious and consumed my entire mouth. The tartness balanced the sweetness of the raspberries perfectly. I didnít find this beer cloying at all. What a delight!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrDick (351) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 24, 2004
Pours a dark amber/red - like that sexy girl in the next cubicle over that has dark hair with streaks of red flowing through it. Flavor is, well what do you know, overwhelmed by raspberry. But not too much - just the right amount. This is very nice.


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