Sammy (10882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
LCBO bottle, aka Melbourne Brothers raspberry, and certainly in their way of making beer. Sticky enough to attract flies. Reddish with pink foam. On the sweet side, medium mouthfeel. A good tartness. Very berry. Decent fruit beer.
blankboy (7134) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [550ml]. Pours a bubbly deep pink-amber with a large lasting fluffy pink head. Decent lacing. Nice aroma of tart raspberries, cherries too, lightly sweet and slightly earthy. Flavour of tart raspberries and some cherries backed by caramel malt and a dry, tart finish -- quite tasty. Gets a touch sweet after a while but never too much so. Carbonated just right for the style. Average bodied. Really good stuff, I need to get to the store for more pronto!
OldMrCrow (2360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from my 3-year-old son as a present for my birthday. Don’t know where he got the fake id.
This completes my non-lambic raspberry trifecta (Alaskan, Wyders, Sam Smith) of the last 24 hours. Don’t think I’ll repeat it any time soon. Basically, raspberry juice with a bit of wheat beer character. Sweet and sticky, tasty enough but nothing like beer. Deep red pour, pink head, Intense raspberry aroma, sweet rich juice dominating the flavor. None of the dryness that the Alaskan had to offer. Not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.
mbgrayson (708) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUL 8, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is raspberry, light reddish- amber color. Light pink head. Fairly mild raspberry taste, hints of malt. Better than some fruit beer, but not my favorite style.
duckdown (82) - GTA, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is true raspberry, ruby colour, pours a small pink head, trace of lace. Milder raspberry taste than the nose implied, hints of malt. Light bodied, sweetness is ideal, very refreshing. Great example!
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml Bottle: Pours an almost dark ruby copper colour, frothy and bubbly pink head. Incredibly robust aroma of raspberries, acidic, sweet and sour. Very much like a jam. Smooth drinking, almost cloyingly sweet and tongue-clinging. Strong raspberry flavour, bready, extremely light hopping. Like drinking a raspberry tart. As far as fruit beers go, heck, this ain’t bad.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
550 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours deep ruby red in colour, with slightly off white head. Leaves lots of tick lacing. Aroma is dominated by sweet raspberry, but there is also a sweet malt to it. Taste is similar, with a slight bitterness in the finish. Thick mouthfeel. Quite enjoyable. Would be unbeleiveable with fresh raspberry pie!
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I tried this beer on June 7, 2010 after purchasing from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer poured a transparent dark red colour with a 1" pinkisk-white cap that quickly dissipated. The aroma was fresh raspberries, sweet malt, and some yeasty hints. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was raspberries, sticky sweet, some tartness, some nutty malt, and a a bitter finish.
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2010
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Looks like the Freaktoberfest, and tastes like it too. Minerals and metallic food coloring. Sour raspberry flavor, but tastes inorganic- despite the name. this is pretty bad. The strawberry was nice though. Bottle from Whole Foods, Nashville.