RSRIZZO (1847) - 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.
41cubs (249) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a real take it or leave it kind of deal for me. Raspberry all over the place here. Not enough ale to balance, overall enjoyable but nothing shines through the sweetness. 90% wine cooler, 10% ale. Thank You samuel smith. 2009 16 oz.
thornecb (4163) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep red into an english pint. Frothy pink head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Raspberry puree aromas. Strong sweet raspberry from front to back turning to a slightly seedy and stale sour finish.
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours red with a feminine pink head sitting atop. As far as fruit ales go, not too shabby. Start with a decent ale and add good fruit, you’re bound to come up with something drinkable. Aroma is heavy in raspberries, similar to the nose on a decent lambic. Easy drinking for those who like fruit in their beer. Only complaint is they tend to become extremely cloying, the more you drink.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma is rasberry puree and malted wheat. Flavor is also rasberry puree with light malty notes. OK.
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled in a bottle. Pours dark red and very acidic. Overall not to bad. I judge fruit beers based on drinkability and flavor quality. The flavor is really good but the drinkability is a little rough afterwards. Overall, not too bad, but only one for this brew.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, from Capone’s (Norristown, PA). Pours ruby amber, capped with a modest sized pink head. Sweet-tart raspberry candy aroma up front, with some caramel and yeast in the background. Flavor initially exhibits a nice natural raspberry flavor that is nicely balanced with citrus and caramel, unfortunately it becomes far too sweet and nearly cloying towards the finish. Sweet-tart raspberry lingers on the palate. Medium bodied and very drinkable; this had a lot of potential but wound up too sweet for my palate.
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from jessup plaza. Poured a red color with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma is lots of raspberry. Smells like a lindemans. Taste is similar with lots of raspberry notes and alittle sweetness on the back side. ehh
cheap (3802) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big brown odd shaped bottle. Lucious raspberry fruity aroma. Smells like many real lambics I’ve sampled. Cloudy dark looking beer with an alabaster pink head. Delicious raspberry taste amoung other ale attributes, fairly nice! For over 5%, hides the alky content very well. Enjoyable, perhaps a very nice holiday beer. Could drink this stuff all day. Fruity and friendly, a character that is lacking in most fruit beers which lack real fruit character. There is this slight hint of bitterness in the background that keeps you alert to the fact that it is an ale. Good tingle carbonation on the palate. Finish is quite good except for that average bitter ale bite building on the center of the tongue. Not bad overall and I found this to be a beer worth it’s $!
IrishBoy (3751) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 2, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle from GM LIquors. Nose of raspberries with moderate sweetness. Clear raspberry red with a moderate pinkish head. Flavor is raspberry with a mild tartness, not as sweet as their strawberry.