DrnkMcDermott (2990) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased Jan 2011 at Woodmanís in Oak Creek, WI, price $7.80. 2,400th Rating! Pours a pinkish brown in a small sampling chalice, ring of foam. Smell is sweet raspberry juice, nothing else in the way. Taste is raspberries in cream with just a little bit of tartness on the side. A very slight hint of barnyard flavor based on the spontaneous ferment in wood. My previous rating was for a gluten-free raspberry brew, but this one still keeps in beer heritage with slightly thick malt, more in the mouthfeel than on the palate. I ask the same question I asked with my first Dark lord: is this really worth all the fuss? I agree, it may be the best fruit beer you can find, and itís different than any other fruity alco-pop.
jmohno (1501) - 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 (48) - 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 itís a beer. Frothy pink head. Minimal aftertaste except a bit of cream or honey. So freaking good.
Savage_Night (412) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark red with a large light pink head that fades to a frothy cap and leaves behind great lacing. AROMA: raspberry, raspberry, raspberry and raspberry!!!! Cough syrup, raspberry pie and concentrated gelatin. TASTE: get some!!! AFTER TASTE: youíll never know! This is fan-fucking-tastic!!
spatenfan (61) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, this beer does not disappoint, perfectly balanced with the smell of fresh raspberries on a hot summer day.
BadAprilia1000 (401) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark red color with a nice head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is of cherries,, raspberries, figs, acetic acid, and honey. Tastes of sugar immediately followed by tart raspberries and sour cherries. Super smooth and very palatable. Awesome beer!
poisoneddwarf (2243) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml wax-dipped bottle courtesy of Homerís FBW contest. Aroma is overripe raspberries, vinegar. Pours a murky rust-like hue with a collapsing bone-white head. Taste is pureed raspberries (both flesh and seeds of the fruit screaming with flavor), tart and sweet as raspberries tend to be. As good of a fruit beer as one can imagine outside of lambics.
ContemplateBeer (1967) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another beer Iíd never have the pleasure of trying without John Erb, who never seems to leave his home state of Wisconsin before considering his friendís beer hobby. Aroma: The raspberry character is at once candied and tart; thereís some lighter, but healthy level of dark chocolate as well. Appearance: Slightly hazy chocolate raspberry pour with soft carbonation holding up an off-pink head that settles into a thin ring. Flavor: Candied raspberry and chocolate with tartness more subtle initially; candied elements and chocolate back off to give the light tartness a boost; the tartness continues on through the lingering finish. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: After having Serendipity and Belgian Red, the novelty of these NG fruit beers has worn off a bit. That said, this is still stellar stuff, and one Iíd definitely recommend without reservation.
dinkle50 (1284) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruby red pour with a huge two finger, pink head. Lace present. Aroma is strong with raspberries. There is a slight tartness as well. Taste is full of raspberry. Not too tart, but not too sweet either. Hints of raspberry syrup, like on a sundae. Medium bodied. Very refreshing.
jgb9348 (5550) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím not sure how iíve never rated this, but this is and always has been one of my favourite fruit beers, ever, since right when I turned twenty-one! Deep dark red coloured body with a ruby tinted head that fades relatively fast. Bright aroma of tart raspberries, icing sugar, sour grapes, blackberries, strawberries, very light malt and many more raspberries and sugar. Medium-bodied; Super pungent raspberry flavour with a bright fruit note, some subdued grain and earthy maltiness, but the sugars really come out, along with the bright raspberry notes. Aftertaste shows a very nice, refined raspberry flavour, some sourness from the yeast and a little earthy maltiness, but the pervasive (in a good way) raspberry canít be missed. Overall, a very nice beer that is elegant in almost every way, but very sweet as well, with a bright tartness near the end. A great beer that should be at sampled at every turn, even if you live in Wisconsin and can find this regularly, but especially if you are from out of state and donít have access to this on a daily basis. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Festival Foods (De Pere) in Green Bay, Wisconsin on 29-July-2012 for US$8,99 sampled at home on my youngest daughterís first birthday party, on 30-January-2016 at home in Washington, after purchasing this before my first daughter was ever born!
BuckyNBeer (48) - Schofield, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I purchased a bottle of this from the New Glarus Brewery. Raspberry Tart pours a dark red hue with a moderate head that leaves behind a nice lacing. The scent of this beer is of raspberries. The scent is very natural and not artificial. The taste is of raspberries with just a touch of tartness. This is simply a wonderful fruit beer.
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