olio (8197) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ Craft Beer Co., London.
Rated on 20110720.
Pours clear red colour with a beautiful pink head. Aroma is distinct raspberry, sour fruits, spices and strawberry. Flavour is raspberry, sour fruits and strawberry with some notes of spices. Strong carbonation, very crisp and refreshing.
ben4321 (5070) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Shop Rite - Hoboken, 8/26/11
Aroma: The nose is fairly sweet and slightly tart, there’s not much going on here besides the fruit
Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish-brown color with a big fizzy head that dissipates really quickly
Flavor: The flavor starts fairly sweet up-front, and turns quickly into a tart, acidic mid-to-late flavor
Palate: A somewhat airy/thin feel, and with an overly fizzy carbonation that hurts drinkability significantly
I didn’t get the best impression off the bat here, since this one was a total gusher out of the bottle, and as I drank it my impression didn’t improve all that much. I wouldn’t recomend drinking this one unless you really enjoy carbonation and medoicre fruit flavor.
thefle (168) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Solid Fruit beer. Strong raspberry taste and smell, harsh alcohol aftertaste to it as well though which wasn’t great. Ok beer, nothing great
chrisv10 (13462) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark ruby with big pink head. Flavour is malt, fruit, raspberry, watery, little bitter, tiny bit tart and syrupy.
IluvatarMilan (281) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dark magony brown to purple beer with a quickly dissipating pink head. Aroma is intensely fruity and sirupy. Taste is extremely malty and fruity, lightly dry and bitter; in reality, though, this isn’t so much beer as cassis with malts added.
mansquito (4447) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big Top Beer Distro: Pours a framboise color with a maroon head. Aroma is of raspberries and a hint of booze. Taste has the raspberry at the front, but it peters out to a dry back by the end. Might actually not be sweet enough. I think that if they used some syrup it would have been a good thing. Kind of not enough body and not enough beer taste to make this a worthwhile brew.
dagimp (859) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2011
1.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
From a 750 into a snifter. Pours with a frothy read head. I like redheads. But it swiftly disappears... like a redhead. Aroma is really nice dark raspberry. Here’s when things go truely, truely, wrong. MOuthfeel is like seltzer. Taste is like seltzer with raspberry syrup added... not enough raspberry syrup added. The cork on the bottle had some very sticky, dark red raspberry stuff on it. My guess is that SF adds syrup to the bottle during bottling. Not sure how kosher that is. Anyway, this stuff sucks. Avoid at all costs.
Nisse666 (5419) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Ölbutikken shared with friends 2011-07-19 Göteborg
AR: rich aromas of raspberry juice, very fruity and sweet
AP: hazy stawberry juice (saft), high fizzy/frothy pinkish/puple head
F: watery raspberry juice, wee tartness, wee sugar or sweetener
DutchDrebus (5093) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
C: Ruby red. S: (dutch:) Roosvicee, which is a type of rootbeer. T: Bitter, malty and fruity. P: Active mouthfeel, slightly dry.
Countbeer (5587) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Airy light pink head on top of a hazy dark pink red beer with a brown tint.
Smell red fruit, raspberry, strawberry, rose hip, roosvice and some malts.
Taste is a strange mix of malts, red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, berries, bitter, some herb.
Good bitter aftertaste.
Medium carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium body and a light watery texture.
Strangely balanced: not good but not bad either.