AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
First of all, is this really 9%?!? Honestly tastes like 6% TOPS, I really don’t believe this could be 9, well, keep a six pack around for your date if nothing else!
Clear ruby cranberry color with a very light white head, I can tell it’s not filtered despite the clarity of this sauce, aroma is pilsener malt and raspberry, flavor is light pilsener malt, edgy bitters and some extra bitter tannin kick too, mildly tart and slightly acidic, this stuff is really a lot better much warmer than your fridge temp. so that more of the interesting fruit flavors can come through, a little grassy
Angelmonster (113) - Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
arminjewell (6100) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
kpachla02 (3) - Shelby Township, Alabama, USA - JUL 22, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Fruity beer with a great smell and easily palatable. A personal favorite of mine.....
tectactoe (1529) - Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Hopcat. Pours a hazy amber. Aroma of berries, fruit, yeast. Sweet and very fruity with decent tartness. Good fruit beer
fluffy (1505) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
a little more sour than i would prefer, but still pretty great for what it is.
wisdomsolo (400) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty nice. Lots of sweetness and fruityness. Had it a tasting and would’ve loved to had a bit more.
firstsip (356) - Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2014 Tap. Very unfiltered. Very slightly fruity nose. Notes of strawberry and raspberry. A bit too sweet and a bit too unbalanced.
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Savor 2014. Interesting combination. A lot of fruit in the aroma, lighter body, covers alcohol well.
pras (428) - Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Savor. I had really high hopes for this one, but it really fell flat. the aroma is full of the described fruit, but like other offerings from Short’s, the body was thin. The fruit aromas followed through in the taste, but it didn’t really go anywhere.