PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extravagant nose full of Raspberry greets you as take in this beer. Poured a dark purple with a slight pink head which clung to the sides of the glass.
Very tart on the palate, hence the name, but it went down real smooth leaving a sweet after taste. If I could of gotten more at the Philly RB gathering I would have but the bottle emptied quick. A good fruit beer.
obxdude10 (2093) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to egajdzis (I’m pretty sure, anyway) for hooking me up with this, what an outstanding beer, absoutely spectacular, dark purple in color, very little head which was pink & just hung out around the sides of the glass, very little lacing as well, all raspberries in the nose, really draws you in to drink it, nothing much other than straight raspberries in the flavors as well, a bit on the sour side too, very smooth & very drinkable, awesome fruit beer
egajdzis (5456) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark purple with a small pink head and light lacing on the glass. Aroma of straight raspberries, very intoxicating. Sour raspberry taste, also very sweet. Obviously given the 4%, no alcohol noticed here.
FlacoAlto (3810) - 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 (4529) - 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.