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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1439) - Bedford, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Aroma is strong with elements of raspberries, vinegar, and a bit of barnyard. Appearance is gorgeous ruby red shining almost to the magnificence of the gemstone. Lively carbonation is evident. The beer deveops a nice purplish head when poured, but that mostly dissipates. Flavor is deliciously, raspberry sweet in the beginning, then a sharp tartness cuts in to contrast the sweetness. The finish is a bit dry and sweet again. A wonderful ale I will be happy to enjoy over and over again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2605) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Medium size, purple/red head with sticky lace. Deep, dark, hazy red , opaque color. BIG berry nose, inviting. Med/light body, a touch more carbonation would help. All raspberry flavors here! DUH! Tart, sour fairly acidic but seems to be balanced out real well. Finish is fairly dry, tart like only a raspberry can do.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2003
astringent sour raspberry aroma, bright red with a pink head, sweet building raspberry tartness, great body and overall a party in my mouth and I don't even like raspberries

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2003
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 The big bottle pours a deep raspberry red with a pink head and quite a bit of pink lace. The aroma is pretty fruity; yes, raspberry. The flavor is of raspberry and a tart finish as if it were made with a Lambic; since the commercial description mentions spontaneous fermentation, I guess I can see it. The palate is nice and rich to balance the fruitiness. This is very good, and IMOHO, rivals the Belgian Red.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6390) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2003
Deep reddish purple hue with a light pink head and good lace. Aroma is major raspberries of course but detected some wood, grain, and floral hops hints as well. Beautiful crisp tart taste with a sublime sweet undertone. The acidic nature stay with you long after the beer is gone. Mouthfeel is heavy for a fruit beer. Great brew but I still like the Red (cherry) beer better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (8280) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2003
Deep purple-red. No head. Deep-deep raspberry smell as a dressing made from real cooked raspberries. Good taste. Raspberry. Real ones. But STILL too sweet. Somehow they must do something to keep it sweet (enough) in the way they make their lousy kriek. Thick fruity mouthfeel, like a tart (=pastry) topping. Finish includes some acidburn all the same. Yeah - I can live with this. But is not yet going to beat the top fruitlambics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8494) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 RERATE NEEDED. Beautiful creamy dark red hue. Smells so thick that it resembles and raspberry steak sauce. Explosive on the palate, big time tartness in the finish. Excellent, but only in small amounts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2003
750ml bottle: A thick guey black raspberry syrup oozes out of the bottle into the glass. . . The head takes on a life of its own as the sryup piles on itself: growing light red and rising out of the glass. . . Palpable aroma, bitter raspberry seeds and flesh; sticky, sugary and syrupy coating mouthfeel. Loads of raspberries, slightly metalic. A very tasty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2003
Sparkling ruby color, effervescent, dissipating head. Huge raspberry nose. Some sour tang to counteract the sweetness, from wheat and spontaneous fermentation bugs. This is made with great care and love of the product and is truely a unique beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2005 Crisp and bubbly like a sparkling wine. Sweet, too sweet for me to drink more than a flute of. Refreshing and different. My wife and her friends really liked it.

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