Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, deep red. Not much head, but tons of lacing. Obviously, raspberry dominates throughout. Starts a bit sour, turns sweet and moves back to sour in the finish. The body is nice--not too thick, not too thin. Lovely aroma, nice flavor, and something significantly different. I definitely enjoyed it.
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is beer? Itís very fruity. The only bitterness (in a grassy, meady way) is a quick rush at the very beginning of a sip, and unfortunately this is unpleasant. The raspberry quickly takes over though and the result is a syrupy alcoholic beverage.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very deep ruby/garnett hue. Pinkish tan head sticks around for a while. Floral fruity tons of raspberry in the nose. Starts off slightly sweet, medium bodied, sourness kicks in on the finish. Tons of raspberry, very pleasant, very drinkable. There are endless possibilities in using this beer.New Glarus is great, I wish I could find all their brews. An excellant very quaffable fruit brew.
PhillyBeer2112 (2488) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2002: Amazing! Rich deep dark almost bloody purple color. Nice raspberry aroma. Excellent raspberry flavors with smooth beer like traits and not overly sweet in the least.
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2002
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Great characteristics in this one, smell, look, and appearence in the champagne flute. Just couldnít get to like the taste of it. Doesnít mean it is bad just donít seem to be able to get a enjoyable experience in drinking this one. Ended up watching my guests drink the rest of the bottle while I went back to the Spotted Cow ale.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderfully tart. Looks like grape juice but has a wonderful mix of malt and fruit. Not much hop flavor, but the tartness makes up for any lost bitterness. A silky smooth body warms the palate as it goes down. A great breakfast beer.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I love raspberry and I like fruit beers. This is high quality raspberry, pretty darn sugary, and in only a marginal way was it beery. I want more beer in my fruit beer (Dark Horse Tres Bluberry Stout is an excellent example, as is Quelque Chose). Perhaps a bit of Hallertau emerges as it warms. Still yummy. And very berry. Just not beery.
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 womenís drink, smell isnt too strong but good its very great beer, if your looking for good flavor this beats everyother flavored beer iíve 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. Donít pass this up if you have a chance to try it. Powerful good beer.
TAR (2401) - 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.