eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 25, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ah finally busted this bad boy out to share as an after Thanksgiving dinner beer. Pours a beautiful glowing ruby red with a white head. The aroma is rasberry, cranberry, pear, and grape. The flavor starts with a candy like sweetness and then changes to a perfect tart. The fruity tart finish in this beer is absolutely exquisite.
jtw (1142) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - NOV 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Pailhead (5683) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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...
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!