hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler… This beer rocks!… Murky, dark, purplish red ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The bouquet is fresh raspberry rapture. Full-bodied and creamy with gentle carbonation. The flavor is of sweet raspberries with moderate acidity. Sweet raspberry finish. Very reminiscent of New Glarus Raspberry Tart. Big time kudos to TheCheeseMan for sharing his growler of this world class beer!
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy ChzMan. Dark brown with purplish hues. White carbonation. Similar to NG RT with a bit less raspberry impact and more tartness. Medium body, mildly juicy, balanced carbonation. Too sweet for me to drink a lot of, but tasty indeed.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler shared by cheeseman. Great raspberry aroma with some tartness on the nose. Pours a cloudy red with a thin white head. Slightly tart raspberries, dark cherries, good sourness in the finish. Really good!
adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewery. Pours a dark cherry red with a medium sized creamy pink head. Aroma of fresh raspberries and raspberry puree. Taste of tart raspberries and raspberry puree.
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a cherry red with a large tan/pink head that decreases in size. Appearance is similar to the kriek but the kriek’s flavour surpasses it. Basically, it looks better than it taste. Aroma of tart raspberry and nothing else that I can detect. Flavour of tart, slightly sour raspberries, and raspberry purée. Flavour could’ve packed more of a punch!!
Pwn3d (1959) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
had on tap @ brewpub during 2nd visit. Half pint. Odd looking fungus like white collections of sud atop a raspberry puree body. Served not cold, more cool. I did not find this over-the-top or overly intense as some have mentioned. A medium sharp rasp tart bite, smooth and enjoyable. Actually I thought it was a tame in respect to Phoenix Kriek. Definately some overlap between the two, which is a good thing. These guys really nail fruit beers.
jredmond (4595) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at the Brewpub. Pours a dark hazy ruby red with some sediment. Great lacing. Aroma is tart raspberry. Flavor is sweet, fruity raspberry, and a mild tart finish.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours purplish red with lasting pink head. The aroma is intense raspberry and not a whole lot else. The flavor is fresh raspberry juice with a bit of a dryish malt finish. I don’t care for this type of over-the-top fruit beer, but the fruit is reasonably well done in this one.
rohash (47) - New York, USA - FEB 24, 2009
1.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
There isn’t much in this concoction that even resembles beer. It tastes like a sickening sweet raspberry syrup. At $27 a growler, I was extremely disappointed.
3fourths (7524) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hey, this is actually a little tart. I didn’t expect that. Has a snappy tartness and a sweet, sharp, dry raspberry fruit syrup flavor. Punchy and tart and prickly on the tongue. Resembles somewhat New Glarus Raspberry Tart, but less complex and less deep. Finishes pasty and mildly dry. Surprisingly good.