KAME (160) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much more tart and sour than the Belgian Red makes this an equally fine beer. Pours a dark ruby red with a dark pink head. Aroma of tart raspberries and cherries. Flavor is solid and very tart, but still a little too sweet for my tastes. I wish it was dryer and less syrupy. I really enjoy the sour funk that is present, but I think it would benefit from being bottle conditioned with some live bacteria.
HughConway (772) - Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber bottle, fresh in the WI. Pours ruby, red, mahogany. Beautiful raspberry aroma. Taste is sweet raspberry tart with a bit of a sour beer base back. It’s a great beer for a gorgeous summer afternoon.
Inbreak (1875) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
29.06.2014, 0,75l bottle @ home, courtesy of RobertDale:
Nice slightly bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is sweet, slightly concentrated fruity, raspberry syrup, sugar, grass, caramel malts.Taste is sweet sour-ish, sugar, soda powder, slightly concentrated fresh raspberry juice, raspberry lollipop, grass, berry skin, caramel malts. Nice fresh light acidic mouthfeel. Nice and easy drinking.
GreatDane1632 (297) - Louisiana, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Received in a trade from BVery -- This is easily the best fruit beer I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. This is just a wow in a bottle. Very fruity and juicy.
RussianDragon (284) - - JUN 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared by Jon. Thanks man! Pours a translucent color of, well, raspberries. Poofy bubbles make up the thin head of this beautiful glass of beer. Aroma is, again, raspberries, but really fresh ones. Amazing - this is beer? Flavor is deliciously sweet raspberries, not much else to report. I am reminded of the complexity of pie. All around amazing flavors, crisp finish. Delicious. From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord tasting)
Dr_MedievAle (133) - Alabama, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
aroma: raspberry, vanilla, raspberry, raspberry
appearance: golden red body; creamy white head; lively carb bubble action for that a$$
taste: sweet and tart raspberry, sweet vanilla ice cream, ends with a slightly sour berry note.
palate: creamy with refreshing soda like carb fizziness, no shizzy. finishes long and juicy, slightly bitter/sour.
greatest fruit beer i’ve had yet. beats out rubaeus by a slim but definitive margin.
Danyel (574) - Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours brown with red hues and off-white head. Aroma is strong raspberry, very fruity. Taste is very raspberry, sweet but good tartness, great carbonation, tart and sweet, great flavor- really good!!
revolution2718 (203) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark red/brown with a half finger of quickly dissipating wispy head. Nose is dominated by raspberry jam. Taste is raspberry jam, extremely sweet, a bit of planty dryness at the very end. Mouthfeel is a bit syrupy. I want more tart in this beer. Really tasty, but a bit too sweet.
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Syndicate (72) - Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a hazy reddish brown with a thin white head. Nose is huge raspberry with some vegetal notes. Taste is sweet raspberry with minimal tartness. There is also some spice on the backend. Love this beer.
EamonTheGreat (119) - USA - JUN 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. This is just an amazing beverage. Sweet and refreshing. The depth of flavor New Glarus gets out of their beers is incredible. Pours red with a thin head. Full raspberry flavor is present throughout. Not too tart. A great framboise.
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AWISLguy (1143) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Rays in Tosa - cellar aged 6 months and shared at fridge temperature with Randy & Laura for Memorial Day. Pours a pinkish brown with a pink head leaving some lace. Aroma has a very strong raspberry presence, with sweet and tart fruits involved as well. Definitely raspberry-forward. Taste brings more raspberry leading, with some tart fruit presence (cranberries?) and sweetness (apples?) in the mix. Some certain oaky barrel presence. Slightly carbonated. Light to medium bodied. Finishes sweet and tart. Somewhere in the mix between a wine, a wine cooler and a fruit drink. Not their best fruit beer, IMO, but still a very solid, tasty effort.