kbutler1 (1351) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Poured into a tulip glass a murky, bright maroon color with minimal head that collars around the glass. The head is actually a light pink color. The aroma is all raspberry, almost like I am smelling a raspberry jelly! The taste is massively sweet with some minimal bitterness in the end similiar to biting down on a raspberry seed or something like that.Really not that tart at all. Light/medium mouthfeel with some carbonation. It does have an odd taste in it that I can’t quite put my finger on though that throws it off slightly for me. The 6.5% is not even noticeable at all over all the fruit flavors. Extremely easy drinking. Minimal lace at all. Well, it’s good if you just LOVE raspberries but its almost a little to much. Given the choice I would prefer the New Glarus raspberry beer over this.
douglas88 (6034) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Pours a very cloudy red-ruby color with a small bubbly head. The aroma is wonderful; massive ripe raspberries, sour and sweet. The flavor is similarly divided between the sweeter and sour raspberry aspects, the sweetness wins out big time. Very natural and very smooth. Good.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At tap at Selin’s Grove - 01.29.2010
Poured a nice bright ruby-red with a nice white head and some good lacing as it went down. The smell was of pure raspberries--a bit tart with a lot of sweetness. The taste was quite similar--a little bit of acidity and tartness, but mostly just that pure raspberry flavor. As others have said, the brewery emphatically states that this is "NOT" a lambic, so it should not be judged as such. This is simply a very delicious fruit beer, rivaling Raspberry Tart, although not having quite as much complexity. The sweetness is played quite well, leading to a refreshing mouthfeel. Insanely drinkable--worth the three-hour drive in and of itself.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 01-31-2010
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler, courtesy TheCheeseMan. Pours a dark and cloudy, thick looking, deep garnet color. A small, fading, pinkish-tan head leaves scant, skinny lines of jagged lacing behind. The aroma booms with wild, jammy raspberry, very fruity and sweet-tart in a natural, fresh picked sort of way. I don’t really pull much out of the nose besides the raspberry. Similarly, flavors are pretty one dimensional. Primarily sweet, with just a hint of raspberry and cherry tartness, there’s a faintly grainy background, though the jammy fruit runs the show. Medium-plus in body and initially smooth, the finish turns towards the sticky side. Nice fruit beer, just not my thing.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@RLRL with Orlando group-thanks to TheCheeseMan-growler-pours a pink ring for a head and hazy red color. Aroma is raspberry. Taste is tart raspberry, some herbal. Medium body.
hopscotch (9163) - 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 (2316) - 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 (2358) - 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!!