MarcoDL (3783) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
@molen tasting. I don’t understand the high rating for this one. It’s an overly sweet artificial fruit that tastes like and even has the syrupy mouthfeel of lemonade. Also has a weird note of canned peas...
caesar (6423) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled @ de Molen tasting, small sample. Clear purple color, short to medium head. Big fruity aroma of raspberry, cherry pits, marzipan, slight funky tartness, sugar. Pretty sweet fruity flavor, just slight hint of tartness. A bit too sweet and a bit too artificial fruity stuff, but I like a small glass of this. A whole bottle would be way too much.
kermis (9880) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at the De Molen monthly tasting. Pours clear red with a small off white head. Aroma of artificial red fruit syrup, strawberry ice cream, McDonalds strawberry McBeer-shake. Flavor is light heavy sweet. Light bodied with light carbonation. A bit cack.
jmgreenuk (7085) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the De Molen second Tuesday tasting August 2014. Poured a clear dark read colour with a thin bubbly round head. The aroma is zesty raspberry citrus. Very boiled fruit sweet like. A little artificial. The flavour is strong sweet with a sticky sickly sweet milkshake explosion palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation. Not for me.
deanso (8285) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting.
very thin white head. Huge raspberry aroma. Clear red pour. Lots of taspberries in the taste. A bit too sweet. Better than I was expecting for a fruit beer.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Aroma is huge raspberry, quite artificial, some other sweet fruits. Flavour is quite sweet, light tangy, huge raspberry, again a bit artificial. Okay.
finol (2934) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours Deep red without a head.
Lots of rapsberry taste, but no beer taste. A bit too medicinal/artificial finish.
superspak (4394) - 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 (5330) - 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 (814) - 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.