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RATINGS: 1275   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2004
This was freakin amazing. I love fruit beers, especially of the raspberry variety, but this one was as close to perfect as it gets. Great purpl-ish red color with pinkish head. Rich raspberry flavor that wasn’t too sweet (which most tend to be). I was very impressed and way thankful to facto for sending it out.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2005 This poured a purple/brown color with a good pinkish head. The aroma is tart raspberry. The taste is tart raspberry. I suppose this is okay, but I prefer eating raspberries. I guess I still don’t get these fruit juice kind of drinks.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Full raspberry and sweetness w/ hints of honey and musk. Thick red and purple colors w/ good head. Rich raspberry and honey sweetness in the mouth. Good effervesence and medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Thanks tannertavernboys for this fruity goodness. Pours a deep russet violet with a reddish head. Aromas of some malts but mostly just raspberries. No hops anywhere. Very sweet with a tartness to balance it out. Only complaints are that there is no bretta and this hardly resembles beer at all. Even considering that, this was very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (5798) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Thanks to footbalm for this bottle (among many wonderful others). Great pour to it, thick, deep red raspberry appearance, unfiltered, with a small creamy beige-white head. Aroma of succulent sweet raspberries, pulpy, juicy and fresh. Flavor is tremendously full of raspberries. Like fresh raspberry jam, juice and whole berries. Sugary, thick and nearly full bodied. In the middle you get a bit of fruity acid notes, and some lactic notes, providing an ever so brief amount of relief from the heavy sweetness, and the finish shows some light wheat notes, more in texture than actual flavor. Very easy to compare to Lindemans, yet I found the underlying lambic qualities to be much fewer and farther between in this brew. There was a decent carbonation, a bit of yeast notes here and there, but overall, it was just pure fatiguing raspberry. Way too sweet and one-dimensional. I was really hoping for more beer quality in this and less fruit dominance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Oh wow.....this is an amazing fruit brew. Pours a deep red/brown hue with a small pink head. Aromas of raspberry jam- Very sweet and almost fullbodied with the best raspberry flavor out of a beer. Amazing ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Bottle. Courtesy of joeybgood. Pours a deep magenta with a tall pink head. Nose is strong raspberry, some frutose sweetness and perhaps some other berry notes. It also has tartness to it. Not unlike Lindeman’s Framboise. Taste is tart raspberry, mild sweetness, other fruit notes and fruit pulp. Body is dry, tart and only slightly acidic. Very refreshing fruit beer. Finished with more raspberry and berry notes, light sweetness and a decent tartness. Great stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Pours deep brown reddish with a thick pink head. Very heavy and full raspberry syrup aroma, mostly sweet but with a nice sour edge. Flavor is tart raspberry and blackcurrant (!) with notes of lemon. Very flavorfull and with a sharpness that bides on the tongue. Hints of malt in there also. A very nice, tasty and interesting fruit beer. Big thanks to Mike (Eyedrinkale) for sending it to Denmark!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Bottle - thanks to marinaro500 for the trade. Pours dark purple and clear with a generous light purple head that diminishes mostly. Aroma of wow - berries, berries, berries. Raspberries dominate, but there are hints of blackberry, malt, yeast and a bit of hop bitterness along with the tartness of the berries. Definitely want to drink this one cold because it got a bit cloying as it warmed. Medium body and gentle, tickling carbonation. A real treat, but it’s an ale to share - I found I couldn’t drink more than a couple of small glasses at one sitting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 25, 2004
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.

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