ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated 4/6/13. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy reddish-amber color. The head is a two finger white shade. Extremely frothy in texture, it doesn’t have the best retention by any means, but it leaves some nice lacing on the glass.
S: There definitely is a note of raspberry in here...only problem is, it comes across in a rather unpleasant manner - dare I say like a cross between stomach acid and pure butter. Yikes, not good.
T: Better than the crappy aroma indicated. It’s still hilariously buttery at times, but there is a decent raspberry flavor in the midtaste. The more I sip, the less the butter flavors appear and the more it transforms into a generic wheat character with augmenting raspberry notes. On the plus side, there’s minimal cloying sweetness.
M: Light and crisp, with strong carbonation. If the flavors were better, this would be spectacularly easy to drink - it still kind of is, though.
O: Not Schlafly’s finest work by any stretch. The lack of overdone sweetness is good, so it’s only a subpar wheat ale (NOT a hefeweizen, damn you!) with a bit of raspberry tartness instead of a disastrously artificial sugar bomb. Nothing I need to ever have again, however.
boxofrane (2258) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a medium sized white head. The aroma is sweet raspberry juice, a bit fleshy. The taste is fairly blue raspberry.. Not much hefe.
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazed peachy pour with watery foamy head. Aroma is light raspberry and not much more. Flavor is light sweet raspberry. A flat bitter almost artificial fruitiness. Medium/light body with ok carbonation.
obguthr (4082) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Raspberry nose. Cloudy peach colored, headless. Dry raspberry, bready and grassy finish. Light. Fruity, but beery as well.
BeerdedDave (513) - - SEP 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
cloudy orange color; tart raspberry aroma; mild, slightly tart raspberry flavor with some banana-clove hefeweizen flavor coming through
LuckyDog (367) - - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good raspberry wheat. Not to sweet. I could drink several of these. Recommended.
EtTuCthulhu (1137) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer, although a raspberry beer, pours a clody pinkish orange color, which is unappealing, with a medium white head that fades quickly. The aroma is strongly reminiscent of yeast and strawberry wafers (oddly enough), and the flavor is slightly sour and slightly sweet. The palate is more appealing than the flavor, though, due to the medium-light body, slick texture, soft carbonation, and abrupt finish. Overall, this beer is lackluster with not enough raspberry in it.
anders37 (17566) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale reddish color with a small white head. Has a fruity wheat malty raspberry aroma. Fruity wheat malty raspberry flavor. Has a fruity wheat malty raspberry finish.
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Schlafly. Hazed pink pour with a white head. Raspberry jam, some grass, and a hint of lemon. Slightly seltzery. Flavor is sweet raspberry syrup, bread dough, and jam. A bit of water/seltzer, grass, and lemon. Mild bitterness on the finish.
drfabulous (4193) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Light orange body. Slight hefe taste maybe a slight raspberry taste, but little fruit coming through.
coachd (149) - Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I was expecting more from the smell. Had a sour, yeasty aroma with no hint of raspberries. It did smell a hefeweizen, definitely not like a fruit beer. It is good looking - cloudy medium golden color with an off-white smallish head. Tastes sour, almost stale with a real fake hint of raspberry at the end. Palate is virtually non-existent. Not a good offering from Schlafly, which kills me to say because I like them so much.