Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark reddish maroon. Sweet malty berry nose. Thick syrupy body. Fizzy. Taste is smooth tart berry. Rivals Belgian red for top of the ng heap.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle date: unk
A: pours a cheery brown with 2 fingers of the lightest pink head. This falls quickly to a sheet of the same. No lace. near excellent clarity.
S: Raspberries, slightly tart. Not much else. As advertised.
T: Sweet with hints of tart raspberries. A little too sweet for my preferences....EDIT: I threw a cork in this and returned to it several days later to find the beer much more enjoyable. A bit of oxidation and flattening out brought the flavors into a more balanced profile.
M: Medium body (light syrup) with spritely carbonation. Dry finish makes my mouth water.
O: Very fruity and very tasty. I much prefer this to the WI Belgian Red, which has too much cherry on it.
Serving type: bottle
o_Merlin_o (180) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This has to be one of my top rated beers. It's not your typical hop beer. Definitely a fruit beer, but I LOVE fruit, so this is right up my alley. Aroma of awesome cherry and raspberries. Creamy offwhite head which lasts. Fair lacing. Nice tartness which lasts for a long while, eventually leading off to a metallic aftertaste. Plan on burping a ton as this is a highly carbonated beer. Pure awesome sauce.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mully262 (56) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer. A little too tart for my palate, but the beer label warned me. Good Raspberry tones, decent beer.
tvail4 (17) - - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear, ruby color with a single stream of rising carbonation. Slight, quickly dissipating head with no lacing. Dull and lackluster in appearance. Sweet malt aroma, with no hop aroma to speak of. No yeast aroma, just a strong, tart, raspberry smell. Strong, sweet malt flavor, of tart raspberries. Well-built, slightly complex with a nice herbal hop backbone. As the brewer intended and a great representation of the fruit beer style. Light, smooth and effervescent mouthfeel. Overall, a great beer that I would buy again, although the sweet, tartness can be a little overwhelming.
drjay44 (2649) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with multiple others at brew club. Pours a thin white head over a light brown ((SRM 20) body......nose is raspberry, light cereal, no hops, heavy fruity esters from the raspberry.....taste is raspberry, slightly sweet, leading to a mild raspberry sweet finish......mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, slight astrigency, carbonation makes a foamy sensation, with a mild acid finish. Nicely done, raspberry is ascendent, but not overly dominant, light acid and carbonation make for a refreshing experience. BJCP 7/3/15/4/7
AdamT (163) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from bottle courtesy of zizzybalubba @ ECU vs Tulsa football game. Thanks BroMontana!! Red hue with a mostly lasting reddish fizzy head. Strong aroma of raspberry throughout the entire experience. Strong tart raspberry initial taste with a moderate lasting tart rasberry taste on the finish. I have had several bottles of this in the past and it never disappoints.
merc7186 (2122) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Solid Off Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Mild Pinkish Head, Some Lacing
S: Lots of Raspberries, Mild Cranberry
T: Mildly Sweet Raspberries, Mild Tart Cherry
M: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, Mildly Tart
Overall, pretty solid for the style, I had the 2009 version recently and it was like drinking raspberry juice where the 2010 was mildly tart.
HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good beer. Great balance. Very refreshing. Could be a bit more tart, but that is just being picky.
kbudd19 (606) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big Big up’s to Bytemesis for the bottle, thanks man! Nice dark red pour, minimal lacing, white/red head. Wonderful aroma of raspberries, mild oak. Sweet jesus this is good, mild tartness up front, followed by a nice touch of raspberry sweetness, freakishly drinkable, very little acidity, extremely well balanced ..God damn I wish I was sitting somewhere warm drinking this...