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 (1961) - 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 (5817) - 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 (8344) - Boulder, Colorado, 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.
Nejhleader (1285) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very sweet raspberry aroma, redish colour, has a nice sweet taste of raspberries, the best beer using raspberries i have tried, good stuff.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Selin’s 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 didn’t 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 doesn’t sound bad, and I’m not usually one who thinks that beers need to be kept in strict categories. Just wasn’t 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. There’s 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 I’ll enjoy every last drop of it from the growler.