jcwattsrugger (10724) - 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.
Travlr (9809) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Deep reddish purple color, good retention, solid lacing. Aroma of intense fruit, subtle almonds. Taste is sweet and sour berry. Tasty.
BeerandBlues2 (8444) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours clear ruby with a medium, fizzy light ruby head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is raspberry, light cookie malt and faint earthy notes. Flavor is malt forward with heavy raspberry character, no hops or bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.
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!
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Reddish in color with a small sized head. Raspberries, fruity, and some breadiness. I liked the way the raspberries were done in this one.
3fourths (7511) - 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.
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler. Pours thick magenta toward blood orange red with minimal pink head. Nose is fresh picked raspberries, some earthiness. Tastes rich, thick, with a perfect (not too tart, not fake sweet tasting) raspberry flavor. This is in the top 5 examples of this style I have ever encountered.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blood red color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of raspberries, red wine, vanilla, and wood. Taste of raspberry skins, fruits, some pit, and a semi sweet finish.
douglas88 (5115) - 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 (4944) - , 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