iggysam2000 (38) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good taste a real beer unlike those malt women’s drink, smell isnt too strong but good its very great beer, if your looking for good flavor this beats everyother flavored beer i’ve ever had.
ekarmst (44) - Ames, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Better then the Belgian Red, this beer is one of my all time favorites. I lose all objectivity when I drink this stuff because it is so damn wonderful. Don’t pass this up if you have a chance to try it. Powerful good beer.
TAR (2393) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2004 Pours with a muddy red raspberry color with admirable head retention. The aroma embodies overwhelmingly ripe raspberry jam. Somehow, the raspberry contributions, and raspberry only, display a very nice complexity that must be sampled to understand. The base of this beer is clearly founded upon their Belgian Red recipe, or vice versa. Undisputably the most fruity and delicious fruit beer available. IMO, the only fruit beer that hails in comparison in ripe fruitiness and quality would be Lindeman's Framboise draft. This is not a Flanders Red, but rather a nonesuch fruit beer.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark raspberry red color. Aroma of raspberry jelly this a slight hint of malt and hops. Flavors of -Yes raspberries. a great beer to serve with food and to cook with.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well this is interesting. Im not sure I would qualify this one as a beer. No hops, malt. LOTS of rasberry. Very delicious, refreshing. Would be great with dessert.
Terminus (3042) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 31, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2004 ReRate-this was one of the first ratings we did, so it did not give this beer justice. Pours a deep cranberry hue with nice pink head. Wonderful boquet of raspberries, vineous, sweet, sourness. wounderful flavors of raspberries, other berries, and that wine-vineous palate. A wonderful fruit beer from those who know it best.
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hardly tastes like a beer. But as far as fruit beers go, I couldn’t imagine a better one. Very tart and very raspberry. Raspberries are my favorite fruit.
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2002
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probably the best fruit beer that I’ve had. I was very impressed.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2003 The pour is a nebulous deep raspberry red, the head monstrous in size, creamy in texture, and a winsome cherry pink in color, the lace a satiny sheet to conceal the glass. The tart raspberry nose is a treat; the start sweet and sour, top is middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is crisply acidic, fruit tart, the finish is dry and quite a treat from my usual over the top beers. A very intriguing beer, quite different as I never hunt out these types? Well I think I've made a mistake, which will not be repeated in the future.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 3, 2001
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2004 October 2001: Great, great fruit beer; almost too intense, too fruity to really feel like a 'beer'; and I love fruit beers! Love the sweet/tart balance, the color. Best non-Belgian raspberry-flavored beer out there in my opinion. Wish they were still making the apple beer though.9/5/8/4/18=4.4
Flemish Sour Tasting with MartinT & Rastacouere Part 1 #10. New Glarus turned out to be the star of the show, and not just for the much vaunted (and now perfect, for me) Belgian Red but also for this just-as-good masterpiece of fresh raspberry goodness. Totally opaque dark burgundy with a marvellous pink Cool-Whip topping. Incredibly potent fresh-picked fruit aroma might just edge the Red for best fruit-beer nose in the world. Massively fruity all the way through, with some great caramel bits, fresh raspberry leaf and chocolate. The reason it's not quite perfect for me is that the acidity, while wonderful and necessary to keep the sweetness from cloying, is just a hair too much. But I'm quibbling. Do yourself a favor and get a case each of this and the Belgian Red and make everyone you know who doesn't like fruit beers gorge themselves on it. And then tell the brewers that you'll keep doing it and buying them out until they bring back the Apple Ale!