gschrade (1011) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this at Global Brew. This was very fruity, string raspberry flavor. Pretty good. I would drink this again.
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DandyWolfFloyd (1007) - 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
rane (1004) - Nibe, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. I had this one as a welcome drink, and as such itīs perfect. Nice looking red beer with very little head. Aroma sweet and lots of raspberry, so much summer hidden in one beer. Taste sweet prickling rapsberry.
beerisgoodforu (992) - NÝrresundby, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a bordeau red color with a frothy pink head. Aroma is dominated by sweet and tart raspberries. Flavor is again the sweet and tart raspberries and taste of real raspberry jucie. It reminds me of old fashioned raspberry marmalade. The body is medium and slightly dry. Overall a solid raspberry ale, and the best of Samuel Smith fruit beers.
scooterbub (983) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
550 ml bottle. Pours a dark red color (looks like homemade wine) and has a nice, foamy, two inch pinkish head that slowly collapses. Taste is of fresh raspberry, malt, wood, wheat, nuts and grass. Similar aroma of fresh raspberries. Has a nice full body that coats the mouth and has a bit of tartness to it. Complex, very easy to drink and incredibly enjoyable. An excellent brew as it tastes like a beer and the fruit isnít artificial tasting.
kevd193213 (967) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy pink/purple pour with a medium light pink head. Aroma of raspberries, bread and yeast. Sweet, sticky flavor with a nice finish.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I havenít found too many of the organic beers great yet, until this brew. With the Samuel Smithís name, itís worth the price. Smooth. clean, crisp, great fruit taste, great overall flavor for an organic beer. I would buy a case of this, great for the october and hoilday months to come.
Hammy78 (957) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle purchased at the LCBO. Pours red with a pink head, maybe a touch of lace left behind. Aroma is overwhelmingly sweet raspberry, and I found something of a metallic taste as well. Taste is super sweet and of raspberry again. I can see why some people would gravitate towards this, but itís not really for me. I can appreciate it though.
Nsanders (955) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red, with a pink foamy head. Aroma of raspberry and alcohol. Not too sweet, good dried deep raspberry flavor. Better than expected on account of not being overly sweet. Light maltiness with a bit of a floral finish. The light body of this beer makes it seem like it would be a good summer drink.
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. Pours deep cloudy red color with pink fizzy head. Aroma of raspberry, definitely with a kind of jammy, concentrated jelly aspect to it, also a tart, fresh aspect. Wasnít expecting much of this one after the strawberry offering but this is not bad. At first you get a very sweet, jelly like raspberry flavor, with sweet biscuit, but then the finish is somewhat tart, raspberry throughout. Again, this was not bad, better than the strawberry, but there is some kind of sweetness that tastes exactly the same as in the strawberry, a cloying, sugary jelly like flavor that I donít particularly care for. Wonít be coming back to this one, rather drink a real lambic.