loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful deep, dark, opaque red with a pretty pink head. The aroma was dominated by the fresh raspberries and just a hint of vinegar. The flavor was beyond sweet...man, this thing is sweeter than most desserts. The was a nice tart character to help balance the sweetness and round out the experience. The feel was full, slightly thick, but very crisp...semi dry finish. Very very very nice! Thanks footbalm!
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy raspberry brown color with a large mauve colored head. Strong raspberry aroma with a little vinegar. Very strong raspberry flavor, with some vinegar tartness. Fairly wet finish. Very enjoyable!
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to slikwily for this one.
aroma is kickin with fresh berries.sparkilin red color. this is pretty good not too sweet tastes like it looks and smells.....Raspberries. would like to share this atround the holidaze soon
Frank (3716) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holy crap. There’s a lot of rasberry flavor in this beer. Very similar to the Belgian Red only with raspberries. Slightly darke, sweeter and with a bit more head. I think I prefer this one of the two.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
There’s a precious, raspberry-red wax over the crown and down the neck of this beer, proper insurance of a finely crafted and properly presented product. How often do you see the like in a beer?
Snap! Fssh...and out wafts the incredible raspberry aroma! Let’s get that in a glass and up to my lips, pronto!
Color pours out a devilishly dark, bloody red, with a head that starts fine, but swiftly dissipates. I search for associations with appearance and can only come up with candies, desserts, pies, liqueurs...all things sweet, delicious, and fruity!
Up in the nose, BAM! Raspberry Sorbet! Gorgeous! I used to work in an ice cream factory, and relished the time spent with fruit purees, before blending and freezing. This is exactly like that.
I don’t even care if I never get to drink it, just to smell this all day long would be heaven!
A highly charged pounce upon the palate at first sip, a bracket of hops, a rush of carbonation.
So much lip-smacking going on throughout the drink...ooo,tart! oo, tart!, but still sweet and delicious.
Texture: phenomenal, body:full, finish: eternal!This beer has a flavor that never lags, or sags, or forgets it’s business.
My only caveats are that the tart flavor can be too much at times, and though quite a delight, this is strictly a special occasion ale, best enjoyed after a perfect meal, among several friends, with plenty of time to loll back and marvel at the splendor!
Other than that, perfection!
ElGaucho (2340) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet raspberry extract aroma. Dark red color with cloudy interior. Nice lace. Very sweet raspberry flavor. It is named perfectly, because it is very tart. Good dessert beer. Would go well with either raspberry sherbet or french vanilla ice cream. Doesn’t much taste like beer, although, with the exception of a pink head, looks like beer. Salty and tart mouthfeel. Takes some getting used to, and isn’t for every beer drinker. But, served in the proper way and in the proper setting, is excellent.
Radek Kliber (6885) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 4, 2004
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Incredible Raspberry aroma, big, fresh, almost like it was just hand picked from Kobierno Forest back in the day. Totally remarkable, superb aroma. Dark bloody ruby red, stoic sound powerful color. Medium to full body, flavours were as sweet as some fruit beers are witch is good thing. Touch of earthy, mineral feel that ads the complexity. Very nice taste but the richness or aroma did not carry as well as Nose was promising. Still one of top Fruit beers made today.
zathrus13 (1749) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2006 Brownish-red color, with a pink head. Aroma is dominated by raspberries, but also has some spice. Taste starts out with sweet raspberries, but ends up a little tart and dry. Really good...how does NG make such great fruit beers?
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep blood red, minimal head, sweet-tart raspberry aroma. Sickly sweet. Small spice at sides of mouth. Actual bite at the back of the throat as well- wierd.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque rusty brown. Rocky brown-pink head w/ raspberry seed floating in the foam. Robust sweet & tart aroma of fresh raspberries. Syrupy feel. Complex sweet & tart flavour of fresh raspberries in cream & raspberry pie. Semi-sweet finish.