daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish pour. Lots of sweet and ripe raspberries and jam on the nose. Flavor is sweet with some light tartness. Good for what it is.
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours golden in color with a pure white head. Light berry aroma overtop of standard pilsner notes. Good strawberry flavor, without being overpowering. Really refreshing.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours red with a pink bubbly head. aroma and flavor is rasberry, seed, and a little wheat and malt. kind of a soda like feel to it, but no caugh syrup like taste. not bad.
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one of those beers thatís well enough made, itís refreshing and tasty to enjoy, but sometime it doesnít feel like Iím drinking beer. I wonder how this would taste as a black and tan with Oakshire Espresso Stout? Anyway, poured reddish/pink with a pink head. Fresh respberries on the nose. Soda pop like in palate and sweetness with nothing but raspberries all the way through. The good thing about this one is that it didnít come off totally medicinal like other similar fruit beers.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark red; thick even pink head. Very fruity aroma. Lots of raspberry of course. Lots of fruity raspberry flavor also, very drinkable. Not sure if itís real raspberry, but it sure is tasty. Almost no alcohol present; no noticeable hops either. I would really recommend this to any new beer drinkers looking for a tasty but non-challenging fruity beer that wonít get them drunk off their ass. Well done, Samíl Smith, well done.
oh6gdx (22588) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@The 1st Vaasa CS/ES beer session (thanks JP). Deep bloodred colour with small pinkish/red head. Aroma is raspberries,some mild sweet malts as well as some other slight fruityness. Flavour is dry, but sweet raspberries with slight tartness as well. Some wooden, mild nutty as well as some sweet malts is also there.
smcolw (600) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge PINK head; leaves good lace. Without light, the liquor has ruby color. With light, it appears a clear, soda-pop red.
Sweet fruity aroma, like a raspberry candy, not like the raw fruit. Light sourness in the background.
Like a sweet framboise. Thereís a touch of sourness, but it is the story of the berry here. Again, the flavor is closer to a raspberry candy. Would make a good dessert beer with cheese.
RichardW (1737) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Rehills, Ncl. One that iíve passed over many times, but Iím pleased I finally decided to purchase one. Lovely ribena-like appearance, with a faint pink head. Soft and fruity palate with a really pleasant raspberry flavour that lingers well. There is some dryness right at the end, but overall, a very well made fruit beer that can rival its Belgian counterparts.
brokensail (13234) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The Raspberry beer pours a deep, dark, garnet color with hints of purple. There is a large pink head which is quite fluffy.
S: You can definitely tell that this is a raspberry beer. The aroma is full of sweet raspberries. There is not much else to the nose other than the sweet, fruity smell.
T: The taste is almost identical to the scent. The raspberry flavor is the star of the show and it is quite sweet.
M: This is quite a fizzy beer, which works well for the style. It helps to cut down on the sweetness, as otherwise this would taste like syrup.
D: The beer is a bit too sweet for my tastes. I enjoy a good amount of fruit in beers, but it tends to be more in lambic form so that the tartness helps to balance things out. Iím glad I shared this with my girlfriend as I donít think I would have been able to drink it all.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I took a look at the ratings, and I must say, I was flumoxed. Given what it is itís a great brew in my opinion. The listing notes it is a fruit beer, and not a lambic which is a notable difference. The aroma is moderately noticeable fresh raspberry fruit, full of sweet fruit esters, not much tartness or yeast shine through. The brew is a hazy reddish color with a soft pink to color. The taste is sweet raspberry fruit, along with a soft tartness. The sweetnesss of the beer can not be denied, but itís great almost like a raspberry soda, but a beer. Taste is natural and reminds me of cherry soda, but the glory of it all itís an excellent beer. Palate is light to medium bodied, high sparkly carbonation and a quick and clean finish. Probaly the best fruit beer Iíve had. I really enjoyed it, would buy a case for the ladies, and for myself