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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Bottle: Pasteurised;
Also known as Organic Raspberry Handcrafted Fruit Ale
A product of England this is an ale brewed with raspberry juice and natural flavours added. Brewed at All Saints in Stamford Lincolnshire and blended and bottled at Samuel Smith’s Brewery. The finest organically grown barley and wheat are used to create a complex ale which having undergone primary and secondary fermentation with different yeasts and extended maturation. This beer is blended with pure organic raspberry fruit juice and a previously cellared brew creating an unparalleled fruit ale. The smooth distinctive character of the matured ale serves as the perfect counterpoint to the pure organic fruit juice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mbgrayson (640) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Aroma is raspberry, light reddish- amber color. Light pink head. Fairly mild raspberry taste, hints of malt. Better than some fruit beer, but not my favorite style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duckdown (82) - GTA, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2010
1Pt. 2.7 FL OZ bottle from the LCBO. Pours a very obvious deep red colored beverage, especially noticeable in the head of the beer which is a very noticeable pink color from all the red in the beer. Smells like a fresh raspberry. Also tastes like one, somewhat unfortunately. Some other fruit beers, say ones by St-Ambroise or so on, have been pleasantly surprising when they actually have a strong, malty, or hoppy, beer taste to them. Having a great aroma of fruit but a taste of good beer is a wicked combo, but when its fruit+fruit+more fruit.. It’s too much. And I think this beer is too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2010
Nose is true raspberry, ruby colour, pours a small pink head, trace of lace. Milder raspberry taste than the nose implied, hints of malt. Light bodied, sweetness is ideal, very refreshing. Great example!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2010
650ml Bottle: Pours an almost dark ruby copper colour, frothy and bubbly pink head. Incredibly robust aroma of raspberries, acidic, sweet and sour. Very much like a jam. Smooth drinking, almost cloyingly sweet and tongue-clinging. Strong raspberry flavour, bready, extremely light hopping. Like drinking a raspberry tart. As far as fruit beers go, heck, this ain’t bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2010
550 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours deep ruby red in colour, with slightly off white head. Leaves lots of tick lacing. Aroma is dominated by sweet raspberry, but there is also a sweet malt to it. Taste is similar, with a slight bitterness in the finish. Thick mouthfeel. Quite enjoyable. Would be unbeleiveable with fresh raspberry pie!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2010
550ml bottle
5.1% ABV
I tried this beer on June 7, 2010 after purchasing from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer poured a transparent dark red colour with a 1" pinkisk-white cap that quickly dissipated. The aroma was fresh raspberries, sweet malt, and some yeasty hints. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was raspberries, sticky sweet, some tartness, some nutty malt, and a a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Rustyham (1807) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Looks like the Freaktoberfest, and tastes like it too. Minerals and metallic food coloring. Sour raspberry flavor, but tastes inorganic- despite the name. this is pretty bad. The strawberry was nice though. Bottle from Whole Foods, Nashville.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5266) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2010
Bottle: Poured a deep red color ale with a large pinkish color foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of fresh sweet raspberries is quite refreshing and totally dominated the aroma. Taste is also dominated by huge aroma of pure raspberry juice with light tart notes and dry malt base that is not able to come out of the fruit base. Body is abut average for style with good carbonation. I must admit that this was quite well made with loads of raspberries and no fake syrup taste. Remind me of when I had fresh raspberry juice at my grand-mother place 15-20 years ago.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8698) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Bottle from Wegman’s Collegeville. Pours turbid magenta with off-pink head. Nose is earthy raspberry. Tastes fruity, with an authentic raspberry flavor, some earthy notes, and a rich fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2814) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 16, 2010
Bottle from the LCBO. Appearance: Ruby red with a small red head. Aroma: Lots of raspberry, cordial like with a good amount of tartness too. A little cherry in there also. Flavour: Super raspberry-ness with a very pleasant tartness, plums, slightly yeasty too. Very nice, almost lemonade like, nice on a hot day but rather over-sweet to be a regular tipple.

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