Chel (32) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a near-perfect fruit beer and my current second favorite after New Glarusí Belgian Red, a cherry beer. It has strong raspberry aroma and great red, cloudy appearance with a good pink head that rapidly dissipates. Is all natural and tastes very fresh as if the raspberries were picked the same day you drank it! The one year aged hops complement the beer well. It has appropriate sweetness and tartness in itís consumption. It is nearly perfect being slightly more acidic than my tastes once in a while. Excellent fruit beer in all ways that represents raspberries really well. Was 2nd best fruit beer in the world in ratings recently.
o_Merlin_o (129) - 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 (3) - - NOV 23, 2013 does not count
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 (2339) - 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 (37) - Wilson, 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 (1469) - 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 (301) - 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 (249) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big Big upís 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...
beechner224 (215) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the bottle. Color is cloudy ruby red. Aroma is nice raspberry sweetness. Flavor is mild sweetness, raspberry tartness, and is light and refreshing. Really like this one.
SpongeRuiner (422) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to tectactoe for the split. One of my bigger wants for a long time. Exactly how the name is. Nice raspberry flavors with a decent tartness. I actually expected a little more sourness. Still good.