bhensonb (12460) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from BottleSelect.com. Pours darkly ruddy with an off-pink head. Aroma is very raspberry - more black than not. Med minus body. Flavor is rather tart raspberry. Again more towards black than red. It’s really dryish, and has a raspberry tartness on into the finish. Goes a bit thinnish, but the flavor isn’t affected.
Brigadier (3250) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle
Thanks to someone for sharing this at a tasting. It was towards the end of the night. A decent beer overall but with flaws, I am glad I did not have to finish an entire bottle myself. It isn’t overly terrible but 8% ABV fruit beers are very filling.
Aroma / Appearance - Smelling like carbonated Welch’s grape juice the nose is very sweet. There’s almost no head to accompany it. Tart black raspberries, dense pureed fruit, and other aromas remind me of walking through a bramble on a warm summer afternoon.
Flavor / Palate - Fruit juice is sweet and almost immediately coats the tongue in a chewy texture. Tangy raspberries linger in the back of the throat. Like an alcoholic bubbly soda it is filling and thick. With some more depth I would have gone and bought another bottle to take home. Instead it goes down the books as one of those "glad to have tried it" but nothing more.
AdamChandler (3590) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks Chris! 750ML enjoyed at home for my GF’s birthday. Enjoyed at 60F in a wine glass.
A - Gorgeous blackberry appearance. Nice head that’s also purple.
S - Smells great! raspberries, blackberries and cherries.
T - Dangit. Taste is nothing like the smell. No sweetness. tastes like fresh picked..almost too fresh picked blackberries and blueberries. Bland finish.
M - Light body, high carbonation
O - This was going to be great and then it wasn’t. Sigh.
cheap (4571) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2012 This beer really smells good but the smell was misleading for me. I smelled tart sweet raspberries but the flavor of this beer was dull and muted. Much ado about a typical fruit beer. Yes, the smell and the appearance really saves this beer. Dark reddish purple hue. Well, somethign else makes this beer nearly acceptable; the carbonation. Yez, the co2 was there from the start, an easy friendly bubbling sensation. Not sure what to say of this, I guess a lambic or sweet thing was more than a beermaker should add. This is missing something that would separate it from the pack.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tastes like black raspberries. A lot of the original sugars are gone, which gives this a deep fruit taste which doesn’t cling with too much sweetness.
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a trade a little while back. Very deep crimson colored with a short-lived pinkish head. The aroma is full of raspberry and black currant. The scent has a slight grapey vinous element as well. The flavors here are pretty straight forward. It’s sweet and slightly tart with black raspberry dominating. Some notes of wheat mix in. A touch dry and scratchy in the finish. This is fairly easy drinking for a big sweet fruit beer, and overall not bad, but it’s something I really had trouble getting into. After a few sips it was pretty clear; decent flavor but too one dimensional, not much malt complexity, and wasn’t something I was looking forward to continue drinking (even though I did).
Hansen (7607) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby coloured and hazy. Has a white head, mostly lasting. Both aroma and flavor has clear notes of raspberries and some fruity sweetness. Finish a bit astringent.
AirForceHops (4530) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle purchased @ Phoenixville, PA. Brewpub location. Color of liquid and head is purple. The aroma is heavy raspberry and sweet sugary berries. The flavor starts fairly sweet up front then turns quickly into a tart, acidic berry flavor. Body is more thin then I was wanting. A touch cloying and very one dimensional. A big letdown, really thought I was getting a bolder more complex beer with this one. Not bad at all just simple.
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
0.75 l bottle. Pink brown colour with a thin redish head. Raspberry, vanilla aroma with a strong fruity raspberry flavour. Medium body.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beerman6686 (5340) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This one poured a ruby red color with a small pinkish head. Aroam was of artificial raspberries and basically nothing else. Flavor was very similar, overly sweet and way too carbonated. Just bad.