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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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An unforgettable wheat ale brewed with German Pils and Wheat malts and Tradition hops, with 1 lb. of red and black raspberries per gallon of beer. This beer features a tart finish and a sugary sorbet aroma.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jason (1677) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Bottle that cost too much. Do you liek diet blackraspberry soda? if you do then this one is for you. Decent aroma but not strong blackberry smell or taste. Too bland and soada feel. Feels like itís missing something(alot of somethings) to make it right. Disappointing comming from this brewer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Reads well. Tastes like soda. I canít figure out why they canít keep it in stock. I think the brewmaster is on the right track. But this beer needs some fine tuning before it goes to market.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2006
I got 3 of these in trades. Their brews can be hit or miss and this one is a miss. The fruit is overwhelmed but a funky sourness or something. I gave two bottles of this away.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Very dissappointed. This really offered little more to me than your typical x fruit American wheat does. Maybe the fruit was a little more dominant -- which is good, as it blocks out the horrible base -- but it still sat on an ugly, mealy, half sour unrefined grain bed that does nothing but get in the way. It was also not nearly as thick or syupry as I was hoping, a la Raspberry Tart -- which is what every sane brewer should be aiming for.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEpeeist (3289) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2006
25.4 oz bottle. Clear, bubbly burgundy with a pretty purple-pink head. Raspberry candy. Sweet, yes, but not too much. Some granny smith and grapefruit pith. Needs a bit more carb, body and denser flavor. Pleasant.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2006 Bottle. If you like raspberries you should like this fruity brew. Pretty raspberry color with fresh raspberry aroma. The taste was fizzy and tart. I remember when they 1st started making this...they must have changed the receipe...oh well

1.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2006
EHHH... this beer sucks. Like drinking a raspberry wine cooler. Had a nice raspberry aroma, no head, purplish/red color, and not particularly sweet or tart. like a fizzy wheat beer or wine cooler. Dreadful

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zathrus13 (1704) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Red, pink, and a little bown, with a pink head. Aromas are raspberries and grapes. Flavors are tart raspberries and wheat. Thin body, lots of carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
Deep red-purple colour with a bright red head. Great blackberry aroma, sweet fruity with a touch of peppery character in the back. Flavour is also quite fruity with peppery/wheaty notes. Lacks a lot of the acidity that I feel a beer like this needs to brighten up the flavour. Not bad, but could be better.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2492) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle....with a tight cork that makes a nice "pop" sound when released. Pours out a pinkish red with a light pink head. Aroma is of raspberry with some tart notes. The taste wasnt as tart as I would have expected. Nice balance of sweet and tart as I find some fruit beers to be far too tart. Solid beer


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