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RATINGS: 1143   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2004 Truly a unique beer. Combines the smoothness of an ale with the sweetness of wine. Hard to explain but definately a nice change of pace.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 6, 2004
Raspberry jelly donut aroma.Dark plum appearance with small pinkish lavander head.Sweet mildly tart raspberry syrup flavor that mellows as it softens.Long fruity sweet finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JK (4287) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2003
UPDATED: APR 6, 2004 Outstanding raspberry aroma. Dark red with pink foam. Very sweet by most standards, but not as sweet as lindemanns. Excellent raspberry flavor. Tart, of course. Flavor of wheat also. Somewhat dry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Deep magenta color with small light pink head. Aroma is mainly raspberries with a slight hint of vinegar. Flavor is sweet berries up front followed by some tartness. Slightly acidic. Some wheaty malt flavors lie benath the berries and tartness. Very good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1400) - Bedford, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Aroma is strong with elements of raspberries, vinegar, and a bit of barnyard. Appearance is gorgeous ruby red shining almost to the magnificence of the gemstone. Lively carbonation is evident. The beer deveops a nice purplish head when poured, but that mostly dissipates. Flavor is deliciously, raspberry sweet in the beginning, then a sharp tartness cuts in to contrast the sweetness. The finish is a bit dry and sweet again. A wonderful ale I will be happy to enjoy over and over again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2400) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Medium size, purple/red head with sticky lace. Deep, dark, hazy red , opaque color. BIG berry nose, inviting. Med/light body, a touch more carbonation would help. All raspberry flavors here! DUH! Tart, sour fairly acidic but seems to be balanced out real well. Finish is fairly dry, tart like only a raspberry can do.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2003
astringent sour raspberry aroma, bright red with a pink head, sweet building raspberry tartness, great body and overall a party in my mouth and I don't even like raspberries

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2003
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 The big bottle pours a deep raspberry red with a pink head and quite a bit of pink lace. The aroma is pretty fruity; yes, raspberry. The flavor is of raspberry and a tart finish as if it were made with a Lambic; since the commercial description mentions spontaneous fermentation, I guess I can see it. The palate is nice and rich to balance the fruitiness. This is very good, and IMOHO, rivals the Belgian Red.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5743) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2003
Deep reddish purple hue with a light pink head and good lace. Aroma is major raspberries of course but detected some wood, grain, and floral hops hints as well. Beautiful crisp tart taste with a sublime sweet undertone. The acidic nature stay with you long after the beer is gone. Mouthfeel is heavy for a fruit beer. Great brew but I still like the Red (cherry) beer better.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (7717) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2003
Deep purple-red. No head. Deep-deep raspberry smell as a dressing made from real cooked raspberries. Good taste. Raspberry. Real ones. But STILL too sweet. Somehow they must do something to keep it sweet (enough) in the way they make their lousy kriek. Thick fruity mouthfeel, like a tart (=pastry) topping. Finish includes some acidburn all the same. Yeah - I can live with this. But is not yet going to beat the top fruitlambics.


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