GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromas of raspberry preserves and the flvors follow suite with the aromas. Enjoyable and easy drinking.
jake65 (2730) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark ruby pour with a creamy pinkish head. Aroma is rich with sweet and tart raspberries; very fresh. Flavor is also full of fruitiness, sweets, and tart. Much better than anticipated and very enjoyable.
kopher (592) - New York, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear rose, pinkish fizzy head.
sweet raspberry syrup aroma, with a bit of pine resin and malt underneath.
hits the tongue very sweet, stays fruity, but ends slightly more balanced and leaves a long dry raspberry finish.
medium body, a bit undercarbonated, almost cloying, but not quite.
SSSteve (3831) - - 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 can’t 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! I’m a fan.
Slipstream (2076) - 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 (1062) - 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. It’s a small thing right at the end - it doesn’t last - but it is unpleasant. The body is light, but it is refreshing.
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2014 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 (1024) - 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 (1401) - 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.