beernbourbon (1534) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from my boy Jarod, thanks man! Pour is clear pink with a thin pink foam. Aroma is sugary raspberry with light funk and light tartness. Aroma is wonderful. Flavor is sweet and tart up front with a distinct raspberry kick followed by more tartness and sweetness. Just a little NutraSweet flavor in there that i don’t love. Overall very nice though.
TXBadger (2496) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark pink almost red color with pink head. Raspberries, and lots of them, with some oak, light fruited chardonnay wine, and funk on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and dry. Rivals Atrial Rubicite from Jester King.
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle tanks to a trade! Pours a clear reddish pink with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a great sweet raspberry note with a bit of yogurt and a growing tartness. Flavor is much more sour with raspberry backed by a nice funk with a touch of yogurt.
JorisPPattyn (9377) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Metallic orange beer; very well-carbonated under a very thick-set off-white head, lots of UFO’s. Raspberry, yellow raspberry, lactic acid, Bretts and other wild yeasts. Quite sour, lactic acid and lemon. Finish is more mellow, mals. Lemoncookies, no sweetness; Dry, dry-out effect, long-lasting flavours. Very nice - as expected, maybe. Yet, I preferred the 2012 version. Many thanks to M & L V.!
NikkTwist (2655) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Monks. Clear candy pink pour that nearly glows. Lasting white foam. Strong sweet and sour raspberry. Green grapes. Bit of pink vinyl. Slightly different character that past versions have had.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red with a rich raspberry nose. Flavor wasnt as fruity as thr nose but crushable none the less. 2014 variant, very solid beer
Bacterial (2811) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful clear red pour at the brewery with just a slight white head. Nose is slightly raspberry. Its there but does not smack you in the face. Taste is really excellent. Tart, raspberry fruit, medium carbonation, sour and crisp.
Bule (1807) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a pink color without much head. Medium sour and a mild raspberry flavor.
wchesser (1877) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from errl-thanks, Chris! Gorgeous light blood orange color, perfectly clear. Amazing fresh raspberry nose, with some light lacto, and bretty tropical fruit elements. White wine character, with perception of sweetness from the fruit, but clearly dry with a tart raspberry finish. Amazing stuff. Preferred over Atrial on flavor, though Atrial may have a better nose.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ Bottle ][ ½ of 37.5cl ][ Tasting ][ Trade ][ Snifter ][ 9.24.14 ]
Fiery grapefruit-gold, extremely effervescent, fizzy white head dies quick. Heavy seedy raspberry sweetness in nose, extremely low acid and bitterness, soft lactic and citric acids drowned slightly by extremely fizzy carbonation that leaves heavy mineral notes. Soft, lightly watery front palate, so fizzy the co2 bitterness and minerality dominate, considerable seed and sugar mid with fruit notes, arsenic aspects almost non-existent in doughy, puffy high-carbonated finish, more minerals, bit syrupy with fruit sweetness contrasted against high co2 bitterness. Warmth brings more lactic sourness and seed to balance the flavor, more-so than nose. Rough merging of elements, some high points, but it’s definitely a blend.
[ 9.24 Tasting Ranking ]
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13. De Garde Imperial Strawberry Bu
14. Firestone Walker Bretta Weisse