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.
McNeillR (1834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy burnt amber, thin ringed head. Nose is rich billowing raspberry and lean grassy brightness. Initial taste is rich upfront tart, fading seedy berry. Soft carbonation and itchy tart mouthfeel. Finishes lean creamy raspberry, obvious, heavy sweetness. I’d be keen for more time with this. Cheers BnnnahhhhhhEhhjj
BenH (3206) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Mike. Dark red with off white head. Aroma of raspberries sho nuff. Taste is straight up raspberries. Dry and tart, acidic.
allmyvinyl (7027) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the 1st Annual Christmas at The Garvie’s tasting 2015. Thanks to BenH! Pours clear red with a thin white head. Aromas of big raspberry, light sour. Taste is raspberry juice, light sour finish. Lovely balance.
Stuu666 (7329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep amber, nose is tart raspberry, toffee, taste is sweet, sugary raspberry.
koleminer20 (1259) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes. Enjoyed at the Great Taste of the Midwest on August 08. The pour is a deep ruby with a thin light pink head and no to lacing as it falls down to a film. The aroma is incredibly sweet raspberries. It’s like a jam, almost to a point of being slightly off-putting. I was hoping for a little more of a tartness than the sweet bomb here. It’s still good, but doesn’t play into what the name suggests. The flavor is great. Lots of raspberry lots of syrup, and even a little bit of jam. The tartness comes through a little on the back end, but again, I was hoping for a little more. The mouth feel is thicker and jammy, with a soft carbonation lingeringly great fruity sweet finish. This is really good, but a little more tart on it, and it could’ve been amazing.
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Huge raspberry aroma, sour and tart. Very crisp and drinkable fantastic raspberries and a hint of cider taste.
bubblehouse (866) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Also very good. Really good rasberry flavor. Nice noise and good flavor. Good night of drinking.
tderoeck (6667) - 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 (3443) - 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 (1540) - 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.