adrian910ss (2317) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a purple cranberry color with a thick purple beige head that fizzes out after a few minutes. Aroma is of red raspberries and grape juice. Taste is all raspberries and carbonation. Almost like drinking a sugarless raspberry cranberry/grape soft drink. Different, nothing spectacular.
Zeswaft (1361) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not as great as I was expecting. Bright purple color. Very carbanated. intitial punch of raspberry but then it goes totally dry and limp. It needs that puckering tartness of a new glarus.
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
served at NYC Brewtopiafest. I think if I had drank this on my own I would have given it a higher rating. but since there were so many other Raspberry Ale’s at the beerfest that were considerably better, this as an example of its genre only came out a very, very average beer. Pours a bruise-purple body with a carbonated pinkish head. very strong flavors. smells sweet and fruity, black cherries and raspberries. the taste was not overwhelmingly sweet however, and finishes very dry. black cherries, raspberries, wheat. slightly tart. Unfortunately, the beer is NOT well-balanced at all. the aroma is overwhelming, the taste is watered down and not complex. sure there are TONS of raspberries in there but I didn’t get much else. Not the best Raspberry beers have to offer...
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I expected a purple beer, and this did not disappoint. Beyond that, it had a medium purple head, and the distinct aroma of raspberry (all things you’d think you should be able to take for granted from this type of product). Taste, however, is not as I expected, but rather thin and somewhat citric, or tart. Not particularly sweet or flavorful, but the alcohol is well enough hidden that you’d think you were drinking some type of organic soda. $9/750ml
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 Cork bottle, pour was purple, huge foamy purple head. Nose was berries, but still under cut by ale. Sweet and refreshing, no trace of the 8%. The carbination carried the fruit to the nose, and the tart finish was great.
Missed some malt in the nose. Damn , still very refreshing, the berries are a pleasant compliment. As this warmed, lots of peper came out on the atip of my tongue, real stong in the after taste. Great fruit brew here folks.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Doclock. Pours red with a pink head. Smells metallic with some pronounced raspberry notes. Taste is crisp and dry with raspberries there but not overwhelming you. Some hoppiness present as well. Very drinkable and enjoyable.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2006
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
looks like black cherry soda. smells like black cherry and raspberry. not very complex or flavorful taste like raspberry selzter with cherry syrup. the alcohol is hidden well. but i dunno this beer isnt very beer at all.
waolsen (1353) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2006 magnum bottle compliments of michael-pollack. Thanks! dark cranberry pour with thick foamy head. fresh aroma of wheat and raspberry, mild sugar. Smells like a Rasp cobbler. First sip was a bit much but the flavor mellows quickly. As it warms and as you continue to drink it mellows as well. nice raspberry, wheat, sour malts, mild sugars. clean wheat becomes more present as it warms. nice lacing throughout. This was very enjoyable. Thanks again Mike.
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap: Pours a purpleish color with a slightly putple head. Flavor is of raspberries. There is some tart flavor followed by slightly sweet raspberries. One comment was that it tasted like raspberry ice tea. A well done fruit beer that can actually be drank.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Afterexile. The raspberry colored foam intrigued me but on first sip I didn’t detect much taste. I dug deeper and found some tart fruits flavors and had to swirl around to find the sweetness. This looks like a good beer to mix with others. The carbonation factor was high and there is a wheat flavor in here. The alcohol hid very well-I didn’t notice it until I was more than haldway through the bottle. I think this needs to be aged and then re-rated. The cork seemed to have a sweetness which needs to be developed with time and cellaring.