wintermute11 (2) - Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2004 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favorite beer of all time. Head is thick but with fine bubbles. This is a berry bear, but with a perfect balance of sweet vs. tart. Even good berry beers seem to be a bit too sweet, but this is perfect. My only complaint is price and availability. Is seasonal and can sometimes be difficult to find even in Wisconsin.
IndianaRed (2804) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 12, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2005 750mlBottle Pours a deep cloudy crimson with a thick pale pink head that is maintained in the slender flute. Aroma is like raspberry jam or pancake syrup. Almost too strong. Very sweet with a bit of woody oak. First impression is the tart, dry very bold ras flavor. A quite sharp astringent tang, as the flavor fades. The long term finish quickly dissipates with not much of a reminder of what just happened. The ABV is nearly imperceptable and the dry finish is clean with a hint of he oak barrels trying to hang on. As it warms a bit the acidity and the oak comes through more. Excellent, and even though it tastes so good, my impuls is to slug it down, I try my best to savor every sip....was that realy 750ccs?..
Thanks to MrFacto for the trade !
heemer77 (5169) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 11, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2009 Very dark cloudy red. Has a small pink head. Aroma is almost overpowering with red raspberries. Makes me think of a rhubarb pie, as that is the closest taste I have had. I would describe it as being like fresh raspberries, but it is even more intense. The taste is slghtly sour with a touch of cinnamon spiciness behind the raspberrries. This is absolutely delicious. A little straightforward in it’s presentation, but subtlety is not needed here.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep red, small to no head. Aroma and taste of fresh rasberries. A tartness that is improved by warming. An excellent beer. Very impressive.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark red. Huge aroma of fresh raspberries, with a big salivary secretion as one result as well as tears of joy. Flavour is also wonderful, just pure, clean and fresh raspberries. Light, perfect sparkling. A masterpiece!
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy body with a deep cherry hue. Creamy pink head that collapsed and left some decent lace. Nice raspberry fruit aroma. Smells very ripe, complex, sweet, sour, and mouthwatering. Tastes like very fat, sweet, ripe fruit. Overripe even, with an oxidized quality to it. Mild oak and a nice chocolately note as well. Has a tart and tangy bite like a good lambic and a funky spicy element. A very solid fruit beer. Thanks again to bunkypop for sending me another fine beer.
madsberg (10683) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Dark red coloured. Clear. Pink/red huge lasting head. Aroma is very fruity. Raspberry obviously. Is very sweet in aroma and flavour, which is a little cloying. This is like drinking sodapops. Has a very light sourness to it, but the sweet raspberryflavour is the dominant. Ends up fruity and sweet with a light undertone of sourness. Thanks to CaptainCougar for trading this.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious raspberry aroma, like a handful of macerted fruit. Dark blood red clear withdark pink head. Medium thick body with medium carbonation. Huge raspberry start, sweet and fruity. Finish is juicy and acidic, with fruity acidic-sweet after. A bit cloying, but not overly so.
omhper (20923) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2004 Bottled. Dark red. Ripe raspberry aroma. Balsamic, but overly sweet. Pleasant rounded mouthfeel and peppery sugary finish. Beatiful flavourwise, but way too sweet.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 27, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Raspberry, Raspberry Seeds, Raspberry vines, Raspberry pulp, Raspberry everything...SO Delicious and full of character, me and my friend kept feeling like we had seeds stuck in our teeth...Truely great beer!!!