changeup45 (1717) - 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).
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of blackberry and grape juice. Pours deep black red with no head. Taste is tart black cherry and raspberry with a seltzer feel and taste. Tastes like a diet soda.
Cakes (379) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Selinsgrove Beer & Wine Festival.
This is very well done.
It is not a "novelty" beer, but rather a well made fruit beer that is worth trying.
Single finger surprisingly pink head on a reddish amber body. Aroma isn’t too sweet with musty raspberry and blackberries. Flavor is well balanced.
77ships (4251) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thx. to Tinus // 75 cl. Bottle sampled @ RBBSG 2012 // raspberry ruby coloured with an off-white head // smells of raspberry jam, some mashed raspberries // this tastes more or less like raspberry jam, which is pretty good for me; yummy, quite sweet, small touches of malt, some syrup, sweet , lots of jam, pretty much what fruit beers should be // med. body
Martinus (3046) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very red, crimson colour, off-white head. Aroma of raspberry, black raspberry, quite sweet, light bitter, malts and raspberry pips. Light sweet flavour, blueberries. Quite light, almost weak. Sweet finish, loads of raspberry.
(From 75cL bottle, shared @ RBBSG II, Wilrijk)
bierkoning (10538) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked bottle. Strong raspberry aroma. Initial roasted malt challenged by raspberries. fairly dry. Hint of vanilla. Questionable balance. Hint of alcohol. Still a nice beer.
tderoeck (5109) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11/VIII/2012 75cl bottle @ RBBSG - (2012-913) Thanks to Tinus for sharing the bottle!
Clear ruby red beer, no head, dissipates immediately. Aroma: lots of raspberry jam. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of raspberry jam, little sweet, pretty bitter touch as well. Aftertaste: little bitter, rapsberry, bit lemony, little metallic. Not a huge fan of cooking the fruits with the wort, I prefer beer which is blended with "raw" fruits.
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
at RBBSG thx to Martinus for sharing !!
Smell: very fruity, raspberry, sweet, some malts
Taste: Ok this is a Fruit Beer , so doesn’t have to be sour , since it’s not a sour ale , pretty good rounded sweet flavour of the rasberrys , some malts underneath, not that bad !
Travlr (13171) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Tinus, thanks! Clear ruby color, small white head. Nice fruit aroma. Taste is very sweet fruit.
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample @ 2nd RBBSG, August 11th 2012. Courtesy of Tinus.
Couleur acajou, col beige fin.
Arôme de mûres, fruité avec ce bouquet de fruits terreux faisant abstraction des fausses notes fruitées.
Palais garde ce côté fruité framboise, mûres, note terreuse sur une pointe de douceur mais le tout reste plus centré sur une fine note aigre avec des houblons nobles laissant une brève amertume.