zathrus13 (1736) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
pineypower (2754) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
Dorwart (2451) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Damn this thing was corked tight. Tons of carbonation. Lite and fizzy and soda like. Bubbles coating the inside of the glass. Nice carboantion keeps a thin and short lived wisp of foam on the surface. Light purple head. Color is a dark crimson raspberry. Definite raspberry aroma with some grapes in there also. Light and fizzy in the mouth. Hint of tartness and more raspberries. Light malts in there also. Semi dry palate. Finish is pretty clean with a light tart dry raspberry flavor. An ok brew.
adrian910ss (2429) - 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 (1481) - Charleston, South Carolina, 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 (1914) - 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 (6355) - 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.