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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Liquified laughter from fruit filled disaster.
Simply put: Fruit Rye Ale. A bountiful blend of toasted rye flakes and two row malted barley make wort fermented with 200 pounds of pureed strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries resulting in a sweet fruity delicacy. Intoxicatingly refreshing and brewed special for those ladies who enjoy their wine.

14-15 I.B.U.’s
20 deg. Plato
7.5-9 % A.B.V.

maniac's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle at the 15th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 07/16/2011. Cloudy reddish body with a small pinkish head. Tart fruit and raspberry aroma. Tart fruit, raspberry and light cherry flavor. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fattybladdy (557) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Hazy bright red amber pour. Aroma of wheat and raspberries. Taste is wheat and berries, slightly tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
pours cloudy orange with a small off-white-pinkish head, some retention and shy lacing. fruit salad juice - rasp and strawberries standing out, very fruity, rosé wine - zinfandel-ish, light astringency - like when chewing raspberry leaves, if at all normal, some fruit jam, slightly cheezy, light citric notes, but also few lactic notes. moderately low carbonation - slightly lacking, light to medium body - oily and thick, slightly astringent and spicy-herbal-grassy finish. quite close to fruit wine or rosé zinfandel - conclusive experiment - boozier than wine though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (526) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
From a bottle. Just effusively a Michigan beer in so many ways. Bold and strong flavor, but that flavor is sweet and juicy. No alcohol burn or aftertaste despite high ABV. A very sneaky and well crafted ale that happens to have fruit in it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BLADT (625) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Tap. Semi opaque amber red. Small head, decent lacing. Berry centric perfume with a healthy amount of raspberries and strawberries. Like sniffing jam. Light wheat behind. Taste continues the berry parade. Jam and wheat. Wheat and jam. You get the idea. Toes the line between fruity and cloying.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Msdrbeat (50) - - AUG 10, 2014
From bottle. Fruity but odd in that the aftertaste cuts away right away. Nice soft pink color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RussianDragon (468) - - AUG 5, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a translucent light reddish brown with small pink head fading to the rim. Aroma is bright ripe fruit with strawberries upfront, and a certain grassiness. Flavor is sweet initially, quickly changes to a tart vinegar acidity. Dry finish, medium bodied. From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord tasting).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angelmonster (115) - Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Pours a pink hazy color. Head was 1/5 of and inch, white with a pink tint. Head retention and lacing were mediocre at best but the beer was such a pretty color, I decided to boost up the rating a small amount. Smell is of strawberries and raspberries, similar to a jar of jam. Pale straw malts are also detected, apparently this beer is made with rye but i don’t get any on the nose.Getting some smells of belgian yeast similar to what you’d find in a tripel. Aroma of alcohol is light in the end. Taste is full on fruit; lots of raspberries and strawberries with some blackberries in background. Very light malts are also in the mix, again, I don’t get any rye. No hops are detected either, some medicinal alcohol is tasted in the finish. Mouthfeel is very light and effervescent, similar to a champagne or rose. No head is present which is a shame, could have used some to cut astringent aftertaste. Overall, this was a tasty fruit ale but it was pretty one note. Could have benefited from more body but it is a good alternative to sparkling wine or hard ciders. Good beer but not available in my area, wouldn’t try too hard to trade for it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Pour on tap at One eyed Betty, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of blueberry, cherry, some rye, spice, yeast, caramel, earthy notes, some hints of cardboard as well. Taste is a better berry, raspberry, strawberry comes through into some yeast, dough, caramel, toast, hints of rye, finishing sweet. Interesting.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
kpachla02 (14) - Shelby Township, Alabama, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Fruity beer with a great smell and easily palatable. A personal favorite of mine.....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
tectactoe (1871) - Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2014 Tap: Dark shade of pink & ruby-red with a creamy, lavender layer of foam. Aroma full of fruit; raspberry, fig, cherry, strawberry. Sweet, definitely. Moderate chalkiness underneath the berries that comes off as slightly artificial. Sweet berry flavor, tangy & with a spike of tartness but it’s plagued by that same artificial tone from the aroma. Almost chalky & medicinal. Makes the fruit profile seem like a farce, & it starts to wear on you quickly... A little too sweet, perhaps. Overall, I’ve grown to tolerate this beer more & more over time but I still am not completely on board. Just a mediocre fruit beer.

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