rainmaker2152 (38) - - FEB 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Even further away from beer than the SS Cherry. Easy to drink but the raspberry is over-embellished.
ddenomme (36) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good aroma and colour, nicely crafted overall. Quite sweet but still crisp. Can’t avoid the taste of fruit juice grafted onto beer, but still worth the quaffing.
pharkanklaus (34) - KBH N, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from fish’n beer.
Poors dark-pink small head.
Heavy nose of sour raspberry. The mouth sweet and the sour doesn’t dominate until the finish - and then some.
The malt is just a base and the hops is not present in this refreshing and delicious beer .
ownch411 (21) - USA - SEP 23, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a light red with aroma of instense Raspberry. Nice aroma and lasting head. Flavor is very intense of raspberry and was a bit too sweet for my taste.
sactodd (18) - Citrus Heights, California, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish hue with medium foam pinkish head. Definite aroma of raspberries, but not completely overwhelming. Starts crisp and light with carbonation, then moves to the raspberry flavor. First sweet then finishes with a light tart hit. Nice fruit to this ale.
OxfordBeer (14) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
550 ml into strange glass. Pours almost a blood red/purple, like a raspberry puree. High carbonation and a soapy light pink head with good retention leaving laces on the glass. Nose is tart raspberries and esters. Taste is sweet, raspberries, some malt and a crisp dry finish leaving a subtle raspberry flavor on the palate. Somewhat dull mouthfeel, but an overall great beer, id purchase again.
Zantetsuken (10) - USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of pure raspberry, overpowering any other scents - refreshing but one-dimensional. Red like raspberry juice in appearance. Fizzy head, disappeared quite quickly, much like soda. Tastes like it smells - almost entirely of raspberry, sweet at the start and slightly bitter afterward. Palate is thin and sticky, light body, quite fizzy, and a lasting blend of sweetness and bitterness on the tongue. Overall a great beer if you like raspberries, but otherwise, stay away! Perfect for a summer afternoon.
zinvegas (10) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer was okay. The raspberry seemed to come in bursts, and conflict with, rather than blend with or complement, the typical ale flavors. Not my favorite fruit beer, or my favorite Sam Smith brew
drinksatwork (10) - Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour reddish amber w/ small white head. Aromas of raspberry jam dominate the nose w/ a slight floral character that can’t quite be placed. Almost cloying sweet w/ sugared raspberries dominating the palate. A good fruit beer for anyone who doesn’t like beer, but loves raspberries. The fruit is not artificial, which is a saving grace for this ale, and makes this fruit beer prime for serving w/ dessert or as a digestif.
rangorush (4) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2011 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
lovely beer not only for the wife! Great natural color, pours into a beautiful red, nice head and absolutly delicious. Pretty much what you would expect from samuel smith beer. well crafted, well rounded, thats one beer to clone.