BucannonXC5 (802) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Color was hazy yellow, almost pineapple. Looked a lot like a hefeweizen. About an inch of head. Frosty lacing on the top. Frosty sporadic film on the sides.
Smelled of raspberry right away with what also appeared to be strawberries. Nothing else really came through.
Tasted raspberry up front, but not as strong as I thought it would be considering the smell. Not much happened after the initial raspberry hit, though.
Light body. Slick texture. Lively carbonation (moderate). Smooth finish with raspberry left on the tongue.
Embarressly (thatís a new word), I liked this beer a lot more before I started rating beers. I still enjoy it as it reminds me of raspberry ice cream. Good summer beer.
sextjk5 (10) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty solid beverage, the raspberry really drowns out the shock top taste, creating a decent beer
bluejacket74 (1284) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours a hazy gold color (with a few floaties) and about a half inch white head. The head doesnít stay around for long, and thereís a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is raspberries (more syrup than fresh raspberries) and some wheat. Taste is the same as the aroma, itís all raspberries and wheat. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it has moderate carbonation and it goes down easy. Not too bad, overall. Iíd drink this again in the future.
Metalchopz (2216) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2011 Purchased on my trip to Vegas at the Total Wine store. Pours a hazy golden colour with a small white cap that leaves decent lacing. Very nice smelling raspberry scent with hints of oranges and wheat. Very light tartiness in the mouthfeel, but just made to go down easy. The taste is a bit milder than the aromas, but still well-balanced between the fruit and the grain. Really not bad at all coming from AB (especially the part written about using the stuff at the bottom of the bottle).
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at GABF. Pours a pale gold with a frothy white head. Pretty generic. Light haze. Nose is somewhat artificial smelling, essence of raspberry and a hint of bread? On the sweeter side in the nose, lacking the more rustic raspberry notes. On taste, pretty bland. Light tartness and some raspberry poking through. Lacks character and depth. Easy to drink, though. Meh.
Aurelius (4067) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice jammy aroma, puts me in the mind of a raspberry danish. Bad label, the beer itself is hazy but clean and golden looking. Thin lacing white head. Sweet - a little too cough syrupy for my taste - the raspberry was ham-handed. Low bittering, pasty mouthfeel. Flaccid - loses its effervescence and thereís not enough backbone to the liquid without it. Tart, slightly bitter aftertaste with berries. Meh. Part of a mixpack, ABC Liquors, Appalachee Parkway.
Wegro (331) - Fresno, California, USA - OCT 31, 2011
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
someone gave me this, i figured itíd at least be better than bud lite but i was very wrong. horrible super sweet rasberry flavor took me straight back to in college when weíd all share BACARDI RAZ wine cooler things and eat little caesars. the nostalgia factor was fun but how they can call this beer is beyond me. at the end you get a really bad wheaty finish thing that makes you want to die. this was really that bad. the target demographic probably loves it
markwise (4429) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2011
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle from a recent craft beer event. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is an overpowering burst of raspberry syrup and maybe some grains after looking real hard. Flavor is a light wheat and an overwhelming wallop of raspberry syrup. The syrup overpowers most aspects of the beer parts and is more like raspberry soda.
iceman15658 (126) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle to pint glass. nice pale golden color with a recognizable raspberry nose. The nice off white head which dissipated quickly. tastes great with the raspberry leading the way.
TheJester (1812) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 mL bottle. Itís not awful. Iím not a fan of fruit beer, and this one clearly uses extract or syrup or something. But Iíve had worse. Itís a little light on wheat and spice, but itís fairly drinkable. Which, I suppose, was the plan.