Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a striking looking drink, a slightly hazed, glowing pinkish-orange or orange-ish pink with a tall, creamy light pink head. The aroma is that of freshly picked raspberries, clean and fresh, with a touch of honey sweetness. Soft in the mouth, it has a gentle, not overly sweet fruit flavor. Light sweet malts, honey, a dash of herbal hops, and some wheat acidity are also on hand. The finish is clean and fresh. Very nice.
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Ughsmash (6925) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at RB - Chicago. Poured a hazy, ruby-tinted amber with a short cap of white head. Aroma was of artificially-sweetened raspberries with an underlying tangy wheat presence.. bit of soap and some odd sugars in there as well. Raspberry and wheat tanginess throughout the flavor with some tingly sweet grains.. semi-sweet raspberries on the finish. Lighter-bodied and very grainy on the palate.. tartness was overwhelming at times.. long-ish finish.
DrnkMcDermott (2718) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A note on the blackboard behind the bar says this is "Made with 160 pounds of real raspberries" in a 30 bbl brew system. The bartender told me it also uses 120 lb. of honey.
Hazy American wheat color with a tinge of rosiness. Pleasant raspberry smell under a low-lying, milk-foam head. The taste is actually understated for the usual fruit beer; raspberries stay in the background, except for their tartness, which seems complemented by citrusy American hops. I also get nice notes of wine and oak. Pretty darn good!
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught 2004: hazed rosy-peach; thick, white-pink froth, that remains throughout the glass. Fleshy raspberry-hay aroma with a pinch of citrus (lemons). Crisp flavour with a light raspberry tartness that is surprisingly not bad – not sweet as I was expecting. The palate is very thin and the aftertaste is just a quick citrus spurt, but I enjoyed this quite a bit more than I thought I would.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden body with pink streaks and a nice fluffy, white, persistent head. The aroma has a nice citrus element as well as showing the sweet, fresh berries, a little banana and a hint of clove. The body is fairly light, which makes for easy drinking on a warm day. The flavor is surprisingly non-sweet considering the nose. The tart citrus fruit and more common wheat elements (banana, clove, etc.) are the prominent players. Not my favorite style, but not a bad offering for the summer ahead.