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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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An unforgettable wheat ale brewed with German Pils and Wheat malts and Tradition hops, with 1 lb. of red and black raspberries per gallon of beer. This beer features a tart finish and a sugary sorbet aroma.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Bottle from Doclock. Pours red with a pink head. Smells metallic with some pronounced raspberry notes. Taste is crisp and dry with raspberries there but not overwhelming you. Some hoppiness present as well. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2006
750 ml bottle. Poured a dark and hazy purple color with fizzy, light purple head. Strong aroma of raspberries. While raspberries were also the dominant flavor, it was not overpowering. No sourness that some others have reported. My wife and I shared this bottle along with some goat cheese and it was an excellent pairing. Light bodied, not at all syrupy or cloying. This bottle was quite enjoyable and Ill be back for another!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2007
Shared at Columbus Tasting V. Black raspberry stood out in the aroma.Poured a reddish color with a pink head.Black raspberry also in the flavor.Very carbonated with a fruity finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5129) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Thanks for sharing, Weepie. Dark red body, light pink head. The raspberry aroma is very strong. A nice floral smell. The taste is subtle raspberry, very fresh, not sweet. Fruity and well balanced. A lightly tart finish. Very well made.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (815) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2010
From the bottle, pours with a big heavy head that quickly dissipates . Strong aroma of raspberries last throughout, though it is not very sweet. Light body and high carbonation makes this taste like a dry champagne. Very nice when you want something fruity and light.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2251) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Strongly raspberry aroma. Pinkish framboise-like color with a small white head. More malty than raspberry flavor and not sweet (as expected?).

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11685) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
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. Its really dryish, and has a raspberry tartness on into the finish. Goes a bit thinnish, but the flavor isnt affected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2011
lovely pour from a corked 750ml. deep purple with a frothy head. great aroma of tart raspberries, hints of sweetness and sour notes. creamy when it hits your tounge followed by the tartness of the raspberry. a bit of a lingering berry flavor but its pleasant. thanks watson1977!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10980) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Dark red wonderfull colour. Moderate malty and light hopy and powerfull raspberry aroma. Moderate bitter raspberry flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1864) - - SEP 24, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-27-13- Poured from bottle into a chalice glass Appearance The beer pours a super deep ruby red color which almost looks garnet due to its super dark red nature. Upon pouring there is a big thick pink colored foamy head on the top of the brew. Big bubbles in the head pop over time leaving a nice leave islands of bubbly lace on the sides of the glass. Smell The aroma is of a big and sweet blackberry and raspberry smell. The aroma while sweet due to the fruit aromas, has other sweet aromas of a candied sugar adding to the sweetness. Mixed with these aromas are a little bit of yeast as well as a tiny bit of bread. Taste While the nose was very sweet smelling the taste was actually rather dry. It begins with a dry raspberry and blackberry flavor mixed with some cracker malt and a bit of bread. While there is a bit of sweetness from the fruits present upfront, the sweetness actually fades over time, as the taste advances with it drying out even more with a more tart like flavor coming to the tongue. A bit of a yeasty taste as well as some light sweetness comes to the tongue more toward the end, but instead of the sweet being more berry like it is more grape juice like in flavor. A lighter hop flavor of a grassy nature joins the taste at the very end and mixes with the rest to leave a moderately dry and slightly tart berry red wine like flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel The body of the beer is on the thinner and crisper side with a carbonation that consists of tons of little champagne like bubbles. Both are rather appropriate for the dry flavors of the brew as well as wine characteristics, giving it a fruited dry champagne like feel. Overall A rather dry fruity beer, although maybe a little too dry. It would have likely been a bit nicer with more sweetness. At ~ $ 10-11 you could likely get a sparkling fruit wine of a similar caliber for even less as this is what this tasted most like to me. So


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