KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a clear medium purplish brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown fizzy head that diminished to a thin layer of residue which created some fair sticky lacing.
The aroma was extremely fruity and malty with a light bread malt and a sweet doughy yeast having notes of raspberries, pears, plums and a hint of oak.
The taste was sweet, malty and a tad acidic with a mild hint of pears early on with the end being a bit tart and sweet with notes of raspberry, and plums and having a pronounced sour finish. The flavor hung around for a good long while with the taste being mostly of a berry/plum flavor.
Mouthfeel was a definite medium in body with a subtle dry texture and a nice prickly carbonation.
Overall a fruity, tasty, refreshing brew with just the right amount of malt and tartness.
mike5326 (615) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark maroon color, medium to small off white head. Sweet alcohol raisin and pear aroma. Light fruit flavor with a light body and a fairly week finish.
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SpongeRuiner (531) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy oak and dark fruit aroma. Has a watery upfront taste. It’s not sour or tart in any way. A lot of carbonation. A big woody taste in the finish. Not really what I was expecting. It was alright but not worth the slightly higher than average price if that says anything.
gregwilsonstl (920) - Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Raspberries smell. Tart. Really strong berry flavor. Dark. Gives chocolate. Interesting.
AirForceHops (2562) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle, 2012 vintage from Binny’s, Lincoln Park Location. Light pink/ lavender type color. Nose is simply raspberry, all I get from the aroma. Flavor is real simple. Raspberry puree, pear hints and light traces of wood. The flavor is ok. Body is really light with a bit of prickly carbonation. Its light a fruit spritzer.
AdamJackson (1995) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purple hues. Nose is fruity and acidic like peach skin. Fruity but the malt is rotten like old oak. It’s pretty drinkable best split
milewide (1365) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 vintage. Clear brown color. Average head and body. Less sour or oak flavored than I expected. Good, but no distinct profile.
Patrickctenchi (2902) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: 2012 vintage
Pours dark, cloudy, cola brown with a small tan head.
Raspberry, fruit wine aroma.....
Taste is as advertised....raspberry, pear, grape....
Subtle, well managed oak notes.... a nicely balanced fruit beer.
presario (4522) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 Christmas tasting. Mahogany. Minimal head. Splashy sour oaky fruit nose. Red. Tart fruit; pear; dry oakiness.
SPDickerman (864) - Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Vintage. Pours dark mahogany with a small beige ring. Smells strongly of pears and tart berries. Taste pear, mild tart berry, hints of oak. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, New Holland Cellar Series Envious finishes with a mild tartness.
UDBeernut (1413) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bought this thinking it was a sour, jokes on me. pours brown amber. nose of fruit juice, caramel. very fruity taste, pears, plums, berries, sugar, sweetness.