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RATINGS: 435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Bottle: Pasteurised;
Also known as Organic Raspberry Handcrafted Fruit Ale
A product of England this is an ale brewed with raspberry juice and natural flavours added. Brewed at All Saints in Stamford Lincolnshire and blended and bottled at Samuel Smith’s Brewery. The finest organically grown barley and wheat are used to create a complex ale which having undergone primary and secondary fermentation with different yeasts and extended maturation. This beer is blended with pure organic raspberry fruit juice and a previously cellared brew creating an unparalleled fruit ale. The smooth distinctive character of the matured ale serves as the perfect counterpoint to the pure organic fruit juice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (12420) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Bottle from Party Source. Poured clear reddish brown with a large off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Good raspberry friut aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This beer met my expectations and went well with my grilled cheese.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Sampled in a bottle. Pours dark red and very acidic. Overall not to bad. I judge fruit beers based on drinkability and flavor quality. The flavor is really good but the drinkability is a little rough afterwards. Overall, not too bad, but only one for this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bw1982 (113) - , Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2010
Bottled@The 1st Vaasa CS/ES beer session (thanks JP). Deep bloodred colour with small pinkish/red head. Aroma is raspberries,some mild sweet malts as well as some other slight fruityness. Flavour is dry, but sweet raspberries with slight tartness as well. Some wooden, mild nutty as well as some sweet malts is also there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7881) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2010
Bottle from Arden Wines. Clear red with a slim pink collar. Neat confectionary sweetness giving way to some tea-like and fresh fruit aroma. Sweet with traces of countering dryness; jam, pips and cherry drops. Ladybeer of the added-fruit-juice variety, no doubt; but a superior one without the ruining sweetener of so many of its Belgian counterparts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3401) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2010
550 ml bottle from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Oh my GOD. This is RED. Really red. Slightly hazy with a pink head. Aroma: Raspberries in several forms – fresh, juiced, jammed and synthesized, some light warm spices, a green vegetal note (peas, I think), Palate: Medium+ body, moderate effervescence. Flav.: Still plenty of raspberries in the same forms described above, still that odd green pea note, there’s also some nice biscuit/toast malt behind the fruit; kinda sweet with sufficient acidity for balance, fairly refreshing, no bitterness and a pleasant biscuit malt and raspberry jam finish.

This is certainly a fruit beer, no argument there. It is drinkable and I’d consider it as an alternative to Sangria on a patio.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2711) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 29, 2010
From the 550 ml. bottle with no lot code/dates. The pour is purple(!) with a puffy inch head that slowly dissolves leaving a thin, shortly-clinging lacing. The aroma is overwhelmingly raspberry with a completely muted and indistinct malty or hoppy scent. It smells more like a Kool Aid. The mouthfeel is of good medium texture and the taste is also raspberry to the extreme but a slightly better maltiness here. If I rate it by its style they do a good jub brewing a very refreshing fruit beer for a hot summer day. But as for regular everyday drinking...no way.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duckdown (82) - GTA, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2010
1Pt. 2.7 FL OZ bottle from the LCBO. Pours a very obvious deep red colored beverage, especially noticeable in the head of the beer which is a very noticeable pink color from all the red in the beer. Smells like a fresh raspberry. Also tastes like one, somewhat unfortunately. Some other fruit beers, say ones by St-Ambroise or so on, have been pleasantly surprising when they actually have a strong, malty, or hoppy, beer taste to them. Having a great aroma of fruit but a taste of good beer is a wicked combo, but when its fruit+fruit+more fruit.. It’s too much. And I think this beer is too much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (31498) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2010
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin brown beer. The aroma has strong notes of raspberries. The flavor is sweet with notes raspberries, as well as light notes of lemon and malt, leading to a lightly tart raspberry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2010
Cloudy red with a medium off white head with pinkish glimts. Sweet aroma with mainly raspberries. Flavor was sweet with plenty of raspberries, lolly pop and other red berries. Finished sweet.

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