kmweaver (3145) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Selinís Grove. Pours a deep, red raspberry color; light pink head that fades to a thin perimeter of bubbles. Solid, sweet red raspberries and red fruit syrup in the aroma; basic legitimate fruitiness. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lots of dense, red raspberry and red fruit character; a slight viscosity, almost syrupy, and reminiscent of strawberry / raspberry jolly ranchers; a mild cranberry-like tartness and acidity; relaxed carbonation. Medium, raspberries and sugar in the finish; a very slight stickiness.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
While I love selins grove brewing I was not a big fan of this one. It seemed to be a confused beer. it didnít know if it wanted to be an amber ale or a fruit beer. I think it would have been better with lighter malts to let the raspberry shine through, and thought that the fruit+carmel malt+ spicy yeast was a bit off for a combination even though I must admit that when writing that it doesnít sound bad, and Iím not usually one who thinks that beers need to be kept in strict categories. Just wasnít my thing
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler thanks to Lauren & Greg. Aroma of raspberry fullness. Brown with reddish tinge. Little head. The first sip is ridiculously delicious - a sweet/tart raspberry cake. Tastes like ridiculously fresh fruit mixed in with a rich, full ale. A treat. Tart, malt finish hangs around in the mouth a while, making me savor more and more. Easy to drink, easy to enjoy. Thereís a subtle bitterness to the beer that makes the sour/tartness of the raspberries much more pleasing and is overall much more balanced than, say, Fort (DFH). I wish this could be bottled but Iíll enjoy every last drop of it from the growler.
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2006 Had on tap and poured a deep red color with a fluffy head. The first thing noticable about this beer is the amount of raspberry flavor that is in the beer. The second thing is a sticky sweetness, really sweet. There is a small amount of tartness mixed in. This beer is way too sweet for me.
kramer (3880) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub. Poured a deep ruby, slightly cloudy, under a pink fluffy head. Nose is huge fresh raspberries with underlying malt trying to peek through. Tart raspberry fresh off the vine taste over a sweet malty base that resembled maybe a light Brown Ale. Medium to full bodied with an almost still fine carbonation, great velvety finish. Gets a little cloying by the end of the glass, definately a 1/2 pint selection. They do good things with fruit here, this stands up to young New Glarus Raspberry Tart.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A very, very berry beer. Sorry, couldn't resist. This was fruity and somewhat tart above all. Refreshing, but not in a beery way. Pleasing, but not something I'd order regularly. A smallish malt backbone and regular carbonation. Pleasing red in the glass. This would actually be better in summer when it would be more refreshing.