JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml from Capone’s, Norristown. Dark pour, and a vast gushing carbonation immediately following a violent cork pop. Big nose is certainly raspberry, but it’s jammy and artificial without the fresh berry tartness I was hoping for. The body was weirdly static despite the obvious carb. And despite the sweetness of the nose, the taste was bone dry like stale cola, and at times even weirdly ashy. Drain pour.
IluvatarMilan (280) - 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.
Vaiz (3730) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ 2nd tuesday tasting hosted by dEnk at De Molen. Aroma of raspberries, blackcurrant and yoghurt. Flavor is slightly sour, even a biit dry and quite fruity. Still a bit harsh and even slightly chemical.
cheap (4423) - 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.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the Grey Lodge In Philly. If you like raspberries this is the beer for you. They pretty much dominate the flavor. I couldn't taste anything else.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks Chuck. The beer pours to an opaque dark purple body with a fizzy muted pink head. The aroma is wheaty black raspberries. The flavor is kinda like raspberry seeds and whole wheat blended in a slurry. Kinda like raspberries that have been sitting around too long after harvest. The palate is thin, lightly dry, and has a artificial syrupy feel.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2006
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared by Blake. Purple body under a girly pink head. Smells like a nice raspberry beer - Lindeman’s style. The flavor falls flat on its face - thin, light toasty malt underneath metallic, bitter, tart raspberry. Needs more sweetness!
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Purple pour with a violet-tinged head. Aroma is predominantly raspberry with a little wheat background. Flavor is sweet with a tart finish. It’s a cloying sweetness that tastes more like raspberry syrup than actual fruit. Not awful, and certainly better than Abita Purple Haze, but I will probably skip this one next time.
madmitch76 (17031) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
28th March 2008
Black raspberry beer. Not sweet, not complex, not anything much other than drinkable. A little watery and acrid.
deanso (6187) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at a molen beer tasting.
Thin white head. Clear ruby pour. Fruity aroma. Ok for a fruit beer.