apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil...Full flavor, filled with rasberries indeed. This isnít the best raspberry beer Iíave had by any means, but it was OK. Despite the sweet, fruity aroma, this beer was surprisingly dry and nearly no sweetness at all.
TomDecapolis (4384) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Phoenixville. Pours a cloudy deep maroon/purple with a bubly foamy maroon head. Tons of stuff floating around. Almost like a raspberry puree. Looking at the bottles I picked up there does not appear to be as much stuff floating in the bottles. I guess weíll see. Aroma was pretty much all raspberry. But not that artificial raspberry you get with some fruit beers. This was a more natural aroma. Flavor was also of that natural raspberry along with a slight bitterness, some tartness and yeast. A bit thin feeling for how thick it looked and sweet it smelled. I guess it could be from the wheat.
eaglefan538 (2815) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2006
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2006 A true girlie drink. Poured a ruby red and murky color. The head was decent and the lacing ok, but not spectacular. The aroma was all raspberries. The flavor all raspberries over an American wheat type base: some funkiness to it, but heck, who cares when you have this much raspberry in it. Way too fruity. Not overly sweet, but, not my cup of tea (or mug of beer). Iím ok w/ some fruit beers when done well, but not this one. Re-rate, 12/06: Watered down raspberry flavors, soda-like, I stand by my initial comments. A not so good beer, maybe lower than my initial rating.
agl108 (708) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2005 On draft at Sly Fox Phoenixville. Pungent raspberry aroma, although not as pronounced as I was expecting. Pours a beautiful purple with a fluffy ruby head. A nice raspberry flavor, but the beer seemed too thin and watered down. IMO, thereís absolutely no way this beer is over 7% ABV.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Royersford locatoin. Poured a dark and hazy purple color with the same colored head. Aromas of, drum roll please, raspberries. The raspberry taste was less intense in the flavor and some wheat came out in the tastes as well. Lighter tart finish. Alcohol content hidden. I enjoyed this one.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Completely different from any other raspberry wheat or regular wheat for that matter. They must have used about 100 times more raspberries than most other examples I have had. Malt bill is obviously kicked up to the max to give more body and abv to balance the intense raspberry flavor and aroma. Pours a deep red almost a light purple with a thin lasting white head. Very smooth semi sweet and semi tart finish. Very nice overall.
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 (4960) - 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 (1789) - 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 (3213) - 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.