BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[750 ml] Huge raspberry aroma, slightly tart. Pours a nice dark red color, with a fluffy pinkish head. Flavors are very juicy and full of fruit, but the sweetness seems to be kept in check by the mild tart character. Very well done, overall. A super drinkable fruit beer, with some serious fruit. Outstanding.
ozzy70 (855) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle purchased at the brewery. Shared with the wife. Pours ruby with a light pink head. Aroma was raspberry, wine. Taste was tart, tangy, raspberry, raspberry juice.
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of New Glarus’ best known fruit beers, at B.U.M.B. in Antwerp. Lacing, off-white, moussy, stable head, warm and practically clear copper reddish colour with orangey hue. Aroma strongly reminiscent of (home made) raspberry jam, ripe fresh redcurrant, vanilla, ’Roosvicee’ or even rosehip tea, some caramel, almond. Sugary raspberry jam dominates the flavor, with a thin and shy redcurrant- or rhubarb-like acidity buried underneath, medium carbo, soft bready and caramelly core but the sweet raspberry flavor persists till deep into the finish, sugary and even a bit cloying, but the acidity still lurks from below and keeps it tolerable. The result of this, as with the other sweet New Glarus fruit beers, is a ’genuine’, artisanal dessert-like sweetness, which I experience as being very different from many industrial sweet beers here in Western Europe (mainly Belgium). Some of these Belgian sweet fruit beers, including the Lindemans lambics which served as an example for New Glarus back in the nineties, attain a similar character of non-industrial yet still ’heavy’ sugariness leaving room for actual fruit (juice) flavors; New Glarus essentially translated this concept from lambic to the (then) new American sour ale style and can be seen as a kind of modern craft beer-era tribute to the old Lindemans or (at least previously) even Timmermans fruit beers. Whether you like very sweet fruit beers or not, there is no denying that New Glarus is one of the breweries worldwide that has raised this concept to its maximum in terms of honesty and quality.
MarcoDL (4223) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Hopishop 2016. Aroma of raspberry jam and mild tart. Taste has sweet raspberry jam, candy and no tart. This is really sweet stuff, drinkable, but not very complex or interesting.
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle sampled @ HopisHop B.U.M.B. 2016. Deep red amber. Nose is pure sweet raspberry jam, sweet & sugar heavy down to the point of almost seeming a bit artificial. Their Belgian Red reminded me of Lindemans Kriek & this one reminds me of Lindemans Framboise but this one isn’t as good, sparkling taste, extreme & very sweet raspberry jam, pure sugar, candy, almost artificial sweet, far too sweet for its own good, not sure if I could drink a lot of it. Fizzy raspberry jam & sugar body. Crazily sweet but good since I do like raspberry jam after all. I still think that it is funny that beer geeks look down on the sweet Lindemans beers but worship these candy New Glarus beers.
Zer0 (1207) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh bottle shared with friends. Pours beautiful dark red with a pinkish head. Aroma is huge berries, cherries, somewhat funky. Flavour is mild tartness and quite a bit of fruity sweetness. Lots of raspberries. Moderate body, a lot of flavour. Feels like a stronger beer with all that flavour. Very quaffable, fresh and fruity. Light carbonation. Really nice!
Koelschtrinker (17721) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 6, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Süß säuerlicher Antrunk, Marmelade, zunehmende Süße. Viskos, intensiv, Himbeeren. Schwierig, mir insgesamt zu süß - trotz Essigstich. 10/9/8/8/10/9
thepatrickman (894) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Clint (starcross) -- cheers! I’ve never had a beer like this. Forget the name, there’s nothing tart or sour about this beer. Instead, it somehow manages to taste like an alcoholic bowl of fresh raspberries. There’s a ton of strong, authentic fruit flavor in the bottle, and the beer itself is an incredible reddish-purple color. I served it for dessert at Thanksgiving, and everyone from my twenty-something cousins up to my 85 year old grandmother loved it.
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intense raspberries, dry grain malts, creamy, straw. Slightly hazy, reddish amber, small, off-white head. Medium sweet and sour. Overripe raspberries, sweet, yet dry fruit, raspberry syrup, light tart, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Beautiful Fruit Beer, intense and yet complex throughout. Keg at Sugar Maple, Milwaukee.
jmohno (1534) - Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy burgundy. Cherry raspberry aroma kinda mild compared to the Belgian cherry I had yesterday. Mineral. Hints of leather and a bit of spice, kinda oddly some slight funky beef jerky/soy sauce. Some mild woodiness. Taste is a raspberry cherry with some mild dry mild wood with some vanilla. Certainly quenching and flavorful, good for summer. Not too tart. Fairly balanced with a tart finish.
books_n_brews (148) - Baltimore-ish, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of maniac and oh so grateful. Smells like a mixed bouquet of raspberries and vanilla blossom. Honestly better than any perfume. Not actually that tart. Sweet and smooth. Hard to believe it’s a beer. Frothy pink head. Minimal aftertaste except a bit of cream or honey. So freaking good.