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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2003
The name says it all, very tart. Deep red hue, almost the color of a good Merlot. A bit carbonated. Sweet fininsh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerSlacker (34) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2003 Brown, with a red tinge. Sweet, rich raspberry nose with some tartness. Cidery-vinergary flavours greet you in the body as the tartness increases. The finish brings a gentle fall-off of the acidity into a sour end. This beer is bubbly, and alive on the tongue. An outstanding beer, truly a world-class American version of a Belgian classic style.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2004 WOW! What a brew! This stuff has a nose that will fill the entire room. No joke, once you open the bottle the sweet scent of raspberries will fill the entire room. The colour is dark deep red with shades of pink in the thin head. Very sweet but not so 'tart.' Easy to drink and very rewarding. Too bad that N.G. has decided to pull out of Illinois.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Deep, deep RED color with a nice pink head. No mistaking the raspberry juice aroma, either. It's a pleasant, not-too-sweet raspberry soda flavor, too. It has some fruit sour in the finish, as well. It's lovely and rich and well-rounded.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2003 pours like a red guinness on nitro. somewhat translucent, deep violet/ruby body with a thick rollingfoamy raspberry head. smells like a raspberry sorbet. Tart and sour, some cardboard. tons of raspberries, particularly on the finish. like a raspberrywine with cardboard and cobwebs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2005 (12-6-05, bottle) Nothing to add to the comments below, except that this is so damned good. Sweet raspberry goodness, fresh and flavorful. No other raspberry fruit beer can compare. (8/4/9/4/17)

(7-24-03, bottle) Small creamy violet foam atop a deep violet body. Aroma is fairly sweet raspberry. Sweet and tart raspberry taste. Medium body, slightly sticky. Think soda, and you have a good idea of what to expect. Still, it’s a very good soda. (8/4/8/4/16)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2003
Aroma of fresh raspberries, deep, almost purple colour, with a slim magenta head. Raspberries are in every mouthful of this nectar. Sweet, and at times tart. A really bold version!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
UPDATED: APR 3, 2004 Hello raspberries, welcome to my mouth. Wow, what a nice little refresher of raspberry surprise. Another 1pint 9oz fancy green bottle from New Glarus with the neck dipped in red wax, very cool, unique, classy, and makes for a good conversational piece. Color of this pours out of dark ruby red and settles to be very opaque but glowing deep of rich raspberry colors. No head or lace produced, not all that necessary, but a slight disappointment. Quite a bouquet of prefumey raspberry joy, both red and black varieties, very dark and deep, super lucsious and just plain fresh like just picked from the bushes. Taste is just as lusciously fresh, a raspberry delight, I detect more black raspberries then red. Moderately tart and sweet, souring a bit, taken in fairly easily but the sour can get the lips a puckering if you drink to much to fast or at once. Its a sipper to settle down with, makes for a great dessert or capper. Feel is medium with lots of tartness in front and goes tangy and sweetly smooth to a raspberry drying much like the fruit itself would do, just take out those tiny yellow seeds that get stuck in your teeth, which they've already done for you here, so your set. The tartness may be a little much for some but seems to fit perfect for what this brew is after. Yum! Yum, again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9160) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2003 This beer rocks! Deep, incredibly dark crimson brew. Medium-sized rose-colored head. Quickly and entirely dissipating. Smells like raspberry pie with buttery crust. Tastes like raspberry pie with buttery crust. Full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Long, tart finish. Hey, it even finishes like raspberry pie with buttery crust! What's not to like? Thanks go out to CaptainCougar for this excellent brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2003
Dark, dark burgundy with a pink lacing around the sides of the glass. Highly interesting "beer" - very good, and perfect, fresh rasberry flavor. Not too heavy, especially that the alcohol is so low, but it is a very enjoyable experience. Sweet and tart in a perfect balance. Wish I had some gourmet food of sorts to go with this. I'm not so sure cheese would work.

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