DocLock (7201) - 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.
orangesol (562) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on-tap at the Selin’s Grove 14th anniversary party. Served into a goblet.
A - Pours deep, dark, red with a bright red, borderline pink, head that leaves light lacing down the glass.
S - Lots of tart raspberries up front that remain thru the duration. A touch of bready, doughy, malt from the base beer helps balance it a bit but this one is all about the fruit. A touch dull when first poured but it gets better and better as it warms.
T - The huge blast of tart raspberries up front is delicious. As they begin to let up you get some sweetness and you begin to pick up some of the breadyness from the base beer. It is a perfect compliment to all the sweet, tart, raspberries. Finish is more raspberry tartness that lingers for some time, but in a good way. Why can’t all fruit beers be this way? Easily one of the best.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Creamy feel with a bit of lingering tartness from the raspberries. This one is smooth as velvet with just the right amount of sweetness.
O - Very, very, nice beer. I could put a few of these back no problem. A nearly perfect mix of tart raspberries and sugary sweetness. When it comes to fruit beers, Selin’s Grove can literally do no wrong. From this Framboise to the kriek and saison de peche, all are world class and some of the best in the style. If you have a chance to try any of them I suggest you do, you will not regret it.
jredmond (4597) - 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.
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
hopscotch (8375) - 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!
bierkitty (142) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2011 I just can’t describe how delicious and how well it went with the chicken and waffles, but I’ll try anyway. First of all; Aroma all red raspberry........Appearance; beautiful deep garnet with a whispy pink head........Full bodied but VERY drinkable. The immense raspberry flavor was balanced by a substantial malty base. The tartness of the berries again beautifully balanced by a slightly sweet malt. I feel so blest to have hit the brewpub during the conjuncture of Framboise and chicken and waffle week. Totally Yum!
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at brewpub. Pours ruby red with very little head. Has a faint trace of raspberry on the nose. Massive raspberry on the tongue with a hint of tartness. clean finish. Very nice!
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.
Nejhleader (1148) - 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.
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.