SSSteve (3735) - - AUG 20, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
hazy deep purple with a large frothy light pink head. very similar appearance to the cherry. amazing raspberry and flower aroma with a distinct spicy herbalness. a floral, caramel, raspberry flavor with toasted malt finish. some hints of milk chocolate too. there something hugely appealing about this beer. I canít quite nail it down though. the caramel flavors mid palate?, milk chocolate?, the sweetness?, the flowery hints in the finish? everything perfectly infused with lush ripe raspberries. i never thought a fruit beer could be this good. wow! Iím a fan.
Slipstream (1985) - USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish pour with cute pink head. Fresh, winsome aroma of raspberry and blossoms. Another old world Samuel Smith label. The flavor is sweet and malty with lots of raspberry. A light sour-bitter tingle comes on toward the end, and leaves behind a pleasant berry aftertaste. It is not too sugary, and there is nothing artificial in here. Maybe not the fruitiest or the best of the Samuel Smith organic fruit ales, but still a very nice brew.
Oscbert (1010) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
~Pours a cloudy light red color with thick creamy pinkish white head.
~Candy raspberry scent with an underlying malty wheat, somewhat tart.
~Tart raspberry flavor overpowers the base wheat beer.
~Light, somewhat frothy, fresh, clean and refreshing feel. Tart and sweet finish. Little bite on the tongue.
~Good fruit beer. Raspberry overpowers a bit, but good fresh flavor of raspberry. Great dessert brew!
bw1982 (113) - , Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown. The aroma is very strong raspberry, which is nice. The flavor starts out pretty nice, if a bit sweet, but it starts to lose a lot on the finish. There is a strange taste on the finish, not bitter but very sour. Itís a small thing right at the end - it doesnít last - but it is unpleasant. The body is light, but it is refreshing.
slowrunner77 (186) - reno, Alabama, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2010 lively aroma of ripe, tart raspberry. very inviting. the flavor was not quite as assertive, but pleasing nonetheless. a tad thin on the palate, but a highly drinkable, slightly tart, and nicely fruity ale. well done.
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.55l - Reddish-pink pour, raspberry jam nose, maybe some mint hiding in there. Raspberry cough syrup palate, watery texture. Good not great. Would benefit from some sourness.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a clear reddish brown color with just a wisp of head around the rim of the glass. Taste has a lot of pucker to it, ending in a dry medicinal mineral finish. Aroma is raspberry yes, but all the while tinged with that mineral undertone.
ghawener (1454) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Went to Ked and Bottle and bought a bunch of smaller bottles, the 22 Oz are too much to get a good daily sample. I got 3 Fruit Beers from Samuel Smiths. The Raspberry is very aromatic has a good balance, not too sweet could use some tartness. Drank in San Diego.
saxo (13796) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is red. Aroma and taste are raspberry juice and malt. Nice and sweet.
RSRIZZO (1850) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is a bright ruby with good carbonation and a small pink head. Aroma is tart with the scent of raspberries. Taste is smooth and tart. Starting with a lighter medium body it has a smooth feel. Finish comes in sweet with an easy malt flavor that quickly gives way to a tart raspberry taste. After taste is dry with a hint of bitterness showing. Very well done fruit flavored ale but there cherry is better.