EtTuCthulhu (1301) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma blends lots of raspberries, a light oak note, and a small hint of dough yeast. The beer pours a very clear red with a slightly pink head that is initially large but fades to a small ring that stays on throughout. The taste is mildly sour and slightly sweet with an intense initial flavor and with a very light raspberry finish. The palate fuses a slick texture, lively carbonation, and a light body.
RichTheVillan (4077) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; hazy dark brown pour with a big bubbly off white head, raspberry aroma, taste has tart raspberry, dried fruit, sweet jam, excellent.
Garrold (2270) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Hazy, dark red. Film of white head. Big raspberry. Cherry tart, or more specifically a Bakewell tart. Taste is light tart, and plenty of sweet, although itís not cloying or hard work. Nice.
DanielBrown (4040) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Cotteridge Convention 2015. Iíve long fancied this beer, ever since my early days on RB. Something about the name made it sound delicious. Upon sampling in found it to be a lovely framboise - the type that got me interested in beer all those years ago. Murk, sweet jam. This is dedicated to maeib.
Theydon_Bois (11652) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at the Cotteridge Convention, thanks to Leighton, 24/01/14.
Murky reddish amber with a decent crimson/beige covering.
Nose is raspberry syrup, tarte red berries, spice, sweet licks.
Taste comprises more raspberry syrup, sweet berry redux, light cherry notes.
Medium body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with sweet licks.
Another solid fruit beer but 4+!?
tommann (2979) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours hazy orange red with a small head. Aroma is strawberry jam. Taste is sweet and jammy. Strawberry and raspberry. Lightly tart.
Mr_Abner (113) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into tulip glass. Pours a reddish dark amber with a very fine, off-white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is of sweet raspberries, raspberry juice. This is a sweet beer, though not cloying. Tastes of ripe raspberries, the tartness is buried by the sweetness. Substantial body, a bit syrupy; soft, fine carbonation.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle via unknown. Pours a luminous reddish-pink, not much head. Aroma fruity, some lacto, white sugar. Body lively but sickly sweet-sour. Really? This is sweet to the point of being gross.
ARH (749) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL bottle poured into a Belgian tulip. Overripe raspberries come through in abundance. As it mellows, the aroma becomes more raspberry pie with some cranberry notes and just a light dampness that dissappears into background. It pours a unique, clear, sparkling cranberry color with a pink foamy head that retains a medium thin ring and leaves a splotchy, light, runny lace. The taste is highly sweet with a medium high sour, a light bitter, and maybe even a bit salty, too. The beer is thin, yet oily, and a bit sticky as it warms. The carbonation is bubbly and fizzy. The light body contains notes raspberries throughout the drink (so much raspberry). It finishes crisp with raspberries, a little bit of pie crust, and grass at the finish. Itís highly astringent with notes of light grass lingering with berries (raspberry cherry). A very tart, decently refreshing drink.
jandd1983 (3001) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a dark red color with an off-white head. The aroma was of tart raspberries and some funk. The taste was of raspberries with some tartness and hints of funk. Mighty tasty.