JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 8, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It looked like a glass of cloudy merlot. Huge nose & flavor of... Raspberries. These guys did this one right. It's not a beer w/ some raspberries thrown in. It's the sweet/tart taste of raspberries, that happens to be a beer. Great job.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
that color..its just dark evil evil red..with a thin purple halo of head..all tart raspberries in the aroma..with maybe a hint of hops..and lots of anticipation of sweetness..nice raspberry jam flavors..with a nice tartness noticed on the top of the mouth..nice dry vinous ending..the beer is lost in all the fruitiness though...so.
jaymobrown (1586) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, the name doesn't lie. It tastes like raspberries, and it is tart. The full bodied texture makes this highly drinkable. It's a lively fizz brew that finishes dry.
WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I'm trying to be fair to a beer with an incredible level of sweetness that I was not prepared for. Overall, pretty good for what it is. Recommended with some nice chocolates or a piece of cheesecake.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2003 Yes it has Raspberries, yes it is tart, but what scores it big marks is the remarkable freshness and drinkability of this stuff. Slightly musty notes in the nose beneath the huge fresh berries. Lively carbonation and tiny alcohol content. Very nice, nearly as good as the Belgian Red (Cherry).
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/1/03. My welcome home beer from South America. Strong raspberry aroma. Opaque, dark reddish color with a cranberry colored head that rapidly faded. Started off very sweet then got tart. Strong raspberry flavor. Lightly carbonated. I enjoyed it but wished that there was more going on with the flavor.
alebrewer (140) - Mentor, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a fantastic fruit beer. Lots of raspberry throughout. I like this much better than the cherry.
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow! The only major difference between this and the cherry offering is the two fruits. The cherry brings a slight sourness that is pleasing. This beer is sweet, but not unpleasantly so, and makes you forget every bad raspberry beer you have ever had.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2007 Pours a unique color that combines orange and purple, with a nice reddish head that leaves good lacing. Huge berry aroma. Thick mouthfeel and it starts sweet and ends sour. Tart aftertaste. Another one-of-a-kind beer from New Glarus.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2004 Deep,rapberry,red colored with the most defined,white,head I've seen.The milky,ring contrasts the red perfectly.The raspberry aroma is evident soon after removing cap.It is just gushing out of the glass.Intensely smooth,not to sweet,mouthfeel.Raspberry flavors with subtle wood,wheat(hardly noticable)with the age old hops hardly noticable in the finsih.Raspberries are everywhere and are delicious.Totally clean tasting and delicious.Hope I can score more before Illinois is out.