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 Glarus’ 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 it’s 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.
tderoeck (6492) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
15/VIII/15 - 75cl bottle @ We’re drinking all of Rich’s American beers tasting - BB: n/a (2015-1083) Thanks to omgrich for sharing the bottle!
Clear copper red brown beer, small irregular beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: very weird, sweet, bit sugary, lots of raspberry candy, sickening sweet aroma, raspberry flavoured yoghurt. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: very sweet and sugary, raspberry jam, bit acidic, tart touch, little lemony. Aftertaste: bit metallic, raspberry candy, lemony, sugary, meh.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3346) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Rich’s Massive Cellar Emptying Tasting. Raspberry tart with a medicine mixed with raspberry jam. A berry jam light brown. Light spritzy body and dry finish. Very very sweet and jammy raspberry. Alright but too sweet.
wchesser (1517) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Have had this before...surprised I haven’t rated it. This is a mix of current pour and memory. Glowing red with some brown and moderate lacing. Recall loads of raspberry jam and dried raspberry...this latest has a distinct burnt marshmallow streak, but only I got it so maybe I’m crazy. Taste follows...recall raspberry jam, and dry tart raspberries...this latest has mostly burnt marshmallow over indistinct fruit.
boozedude (2208) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this at sugar maple in wisconsin with the fam..nice genuine raspberry taste..delicious
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My second favorite of the tart beers. This one pours a reddish pink color. Aroma is all fruit berries. Taste is pretty much raspberry juice. Some tartness, but not overwhelming.
ljthiessen (750) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear, deep reddish-amber pour with a dissipating head. Aroma is very sweet raspberry, strawberry candy, vanilla. Flavour is likewise quite sweet, butt tastes naturally so. Delicious raspberry, very lightly tart, hints of strawberry and wheat. Probably the best fruit beer I've tried.
ebone1988 (428) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2015 Sample at Great Taste of the Midwest. Aroma is raspberry syrup, a lot like KRE. Some malt, mostly raspberry. Appearance is red, off white head. Taste is raspberry, crisp, preserves. Mouthfeel is crisp, like raspberry soda. Overall, this is unbelievable.
Bov (10614) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of Jérôme Rebetez - quite clear reddish beer with a poor head retention; strong aroma of raspberries jelly, a bit bubblegum-like; light herbal; full-bodied, some sourness quickly overwhelmed by a huge sweetness; light fizzy and with lot of residual sweetness and tons of raspberries notes in the finish; faint sourness - well-crafted yet clearly far too sweet
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 30, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear blood red. Very floral raspberry nose. Tart and wine like with enormous raspberry character. Great finish.
Hoprider (162) - DENMARK - JUL 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark copper red with a small head. The nose has lots of raspberries and a hint of oak, vanilla and caramel. The taste is very ’oud bruin’ and much less tart than expected. I would go as far as saying, this isn’t tart at all. The flavour is super rich and there is clearly lots of fruit but I’m missing an acidic kick in the end for me to go into the 4’s.. This reminded me a bit of earthmonk with added raspberries. Not a bad thing.. Mouthfeel is alive with soft carb. Aftertaste is lingering and sticky sweet.