superspak (3173) - Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
550 ml bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled on 9/17/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear dark ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tart raspberry with a good amount of fruity/sugary sweetness and some light bread. Very nice aromas with big authentic fruit presence and a nice fruit/sweetness balance; with great strength. Taste of big tart raspberry with moderate fruity/sugary sweetness, light bread, and slight herbal hops. Slight earthy herbal bitterness on the finish with a fair amount of fruit tartness; with lingering notes of tart/sweet raspberry flavors on the finish for a good bit. Great robustness of authentic raspberry flavors; with a great sweetness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent fruit beer as expected. All around great robustness and balance of authentic tart raspberry and fruit/sugary malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
jaghana (4420) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml, kindly shared by Dominique. A clear red beer with pink head. Nose is very fruity on red fruits, raspberries and strawberries, very sweet like. Aroma is also very fruity, sweet with acid touch, finish is again fruity but sweetness is balanced with the acidity, drinkable.
kdm1984 (780) - Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours to finger-length pink head with decent retention and lots of splotchy lacing. Aroma of fresh raspberries and citric acid. Flavor follows suit with some distinct tartness in the finish. Very nice, refreshing, well-made (as are all Sam Smith products) fruit beer for a hot summer day, or post-workout.
Vignale (2385) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från bier-deluxe. Stort rosa skum över mörkt rosevinssfärgad vätska. Massor av hallon i doft och smak och även lite fat, körsbär, lätt träig beska. Relativt söt. Mycket hallonsaftkänsla men med lite mer syra, fat och beska. Riktigt fin väl kyld i sommarvärmen.
Sledutah (5664) - Utah, USA - JUL 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
550ml bottle picked up at the state store
A small gusher. Pours clear dark ruby with a medium sized light pink head and some lacing. Nice looking in the glass. Aroma raspberries, grapes, sweet and dusty. Flavor of raspberry juice, sweet, lemon and tart
Not a fan of this
STLGoldendog (61) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with little medium carbonation and a clear raspberry color. A nice balance of sweet and tart. Light palate.
MichaelAwesome (5213) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Übertrieben in der Säure, wenn man vorher das Apricot hatte, ansonsten sehr fruchtig, sehr belebend und stellenweise wirklich echt wirkend mit einem netten Teil von Himbeeren, wenn auch der Verdacht der Künstlichkeit genährt wird.
McTapps (5213) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out of the bottle in a deep pink-red colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of raspberries and jam. Taste of fresh raspberries, respberry jam, syrup, leaves and juice. Easy and nice drinkable although it lacks some body. Nice one though.
MrFecesious (1196) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Delicious. Pretty sweet. Sticky. Delicious. My moustache will provide much enjoyment later.
Bulk_Carrier (2541) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance is a nice looking hazy red color with a thick two and a half fingered reddish white foamy and bubbly head. Once the head starts to die in a concave sort of fashion, there’s a ton of thick foamy lacing (nice show!).
The smell has a ton of raspberry up front in a sweet sort of way.
The taste is sweet raspberry with a decent wheat kick near the end.
On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium in body with a decent sessionable aspect about it. The carbonation seems to be extremely smooth in this one.
Overall, I like it. This is a pretty good raspberry ale with a decent refreshing quality that’ll make your summers enjoyable.