DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2006
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared by Blake. Purple body under a girly pink head. Smells like a nice raspberry beer - Lindemanís style. The flavor falls flat on its face - thin, light toasty malt underneath metallic, bitter, tart raspberry. Needs more sweetness!
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fizzy pink head. Reddish dark body.
Raspberry malt aroma. Okay, but pretty basic.
Flavor is not great. Watered down wheaty raspberry. Fizzy. Blah.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks Chuck. The beer pours to an opaque dark purple body with a fizzy muted pink head. The aroma is wheaty black raspberries. The flavor is kinda like raspberry seeds and whole wheat blended in a slurry. Kinda like raspberries that have been sitting around too long after harvest. The palate is thin, lightly dry, and has a artificial syrupy feel.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
dark deep reddish colored pour w/ a tall fluffy soapy pink head w/ no real head. Pretty nasty aroma smells like really bad raspberries and more ick. Palate is pretty thin some coating. Flavor is pretty bland some raspberries some grainy notes.. a bit tart, some lightly dry finishes.. Not very good at all.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. I had high hopes for this one, but they were quickly dashed. Pours a deep burgundy/red color with a moderately sized head. Aroma is fruity and nice. Flavor is very off. I was expecting much more raspberry presence, but it is lacking. There is a fake sourness present that really seems to disrupt things. Like articifical sweetener.
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance is nice... Dark red body with fluffy white head with red tints. Aroma is nice... smells like fresh raspberries. Flavor is average at best... raspberry isnít as prominant as in the aroma as itís covered up by a strange sour and bad grain taste. Palatte is light and highly carbonated. Looking through the ratings I wonder if the recipe changed cause they seem to be on a strong downward trend.
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.