rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Okay, let me start out by saying that I do not like wheat beers, nor do I like fruity beers. However, this beer is wonderful. Itís full of flavor that isnít too sweet, but very drinkable, and you canít even taste the alcohol. The appearance is beautiful--a dark, ruby red. I even poured a 5 ouncer into my O-Reillyís Stout--thatís how well I think of it. Yum.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Pheonixville: Huge tart raspberry nose. Dark purpule color. Opaque. Tasted sweet and of raspberries, but not overly so. Easy to drink. Perhaps the best fruit beer I have ever had, even if it is a íwheat.í
boto (1661) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2006 Draught @ Sly Fox in Phoenixville: The beer pored a very dark ruby red color. Mine had a small bit of a pinkish head on it. The nose is a bit strong. It is heavily of tart raspberries, and yet it isnít quite to the point of being overpowering. Nothing else comes through. The taste is raspberry, yet it is balanced and not too sweet. This was a very satisfying beer.
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Light red color with small head. Nice rasberry color and aroma. I understand a lot of fresh rasberries are used in brewing this stuff, hence the $18 growler pricetag. Not too sweet and nott too light but just right. Not a fan of fruit beers but this was as good as any that Iíve had. I put some of this in my Hitachino Sweet Stout and it was great.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oy, oy....tart acidic smell, no wheat or malt detected. Taste somewhat bland and fizzy, acidic but too little fruit flavor. Just sour and somewhat nasty.
DocLock (6800) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2006 Nice raspberry aroma. Tastes like raspberry, with some citrus, yeast, and hops at the finish. Nice style, but beware that this one is not very tart like the New Glarus offerings. Rather, it has a more subtle taste, more like fresh raspberries.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the Grey Lodge In Philly. If you like raspberries this is the beer for you. They pretty much dominate the flavor. I couldn't taste anything else.
egajdzis (4896) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler, poured dark purple with no head. Weak raspberry aroma. Strong raspberry taste with slight alcohol (8%) warming on the way down. Did not know this was considered a wheat beer till I just read it here.
JFGrind (1715) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2002
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer has a purple color with a nice head. Unfortunately the taste and aroma are "thin" for all the raspberries the brewery puts in each batch. I have to give the brewer credit for trying to make a fruit beer.
obxdude10 (1883) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2002
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent nose, lots of fruity rasberry aromas, almost purple in color, decent lacy head, lots of fruity & berry flavors, rasberries all over the place, not a whole lot of wheat beer characterists, definitely more of a fruit beer, but very very good