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RATINGS: 254   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.


Cakes' rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cakes (379) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2012
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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolord (102) - - NOV 29, 2014
Rötlich braun , fruchtig ln der Nase, frisch im Antrunk, leichter Körper, fruchtiger Abgang

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1812) - - 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…

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bygers (847) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle 0,75l at Tap-House, Munich. Pours a dark purple with a pink head. Aroma of sugar, raspberry soda, and popsicles. Taste is sweet raspberry soda/popsicle. A touch of grass, soda water, and a light tartness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jayb0 (1052) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Beautiful red plum in color with pinkish filmy head. The nose of fresh rasberry may be the best I’ve experienced. But then it falls apart, in the mouth the palate is harsh, metallic and not well integrated. The rasberries are muted underneath. I’d like to try another bottle but I get the feeling this one is all up front.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3049) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
12-JUL-2014, bottle in Kregme, from Kihoskh. Hazy real with almost no pink head. Aroma is extreme raspberry. Taste is raspberry and darker fruits. Medium body and carbonation. Thin’ish finish. Not a lot of hops. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle, caged and corked. Full disclosure, I may be positively tilted towards good raspberry beers ... But from the first whiff of this I’m sold. Solid, fresh berry fields, with a hint of yeast. This is full bodied, perhaps in the minds of some too full-bodied to carry the berry character ... but still a pleasant, rollicking beer IMHO ... an interesting Germanic, wheaty twist is underneath ... good stuff. (#5576, 7/11/2014)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2014
A decent fruited wheat beer. I’m a sucker for anything raspberry; beers especially. This one wasn’t the best flavored beer out there, but was pretty good. Aroma was nice. Raspberry, with hints of cough syrup and jelly. Pour was a beautiful dark hazy red with a one finger near pink head. Taste was a let down considering the good aroma. Thin and watery with the great carbonation drowning out any flavor on initial sip. When the flavor comes out it is all raspberry, but very muted. Not much else going on. Jack up the raspberry flavor a little and this beer would be fantastic

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark red, lovely raspberry nose, tart, fruity, but a bit flat and thin, nose brings this up.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle. Red. Smells like raspberries. Unsweetened raspberry with a lot of carbonation. Not very well balanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
merc7186 (2239) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
A: Deep Ruby Red Hue, Passes Some Light, Mild Pink Ring of Head, No Lacing S: Mildly Tart Raspberry T: Mild Raspberry M: Mild Carbonation, Light Bodied, Watery Overall, I was very disappointed because t had little t offer on taste and nose...and this is a brewers reserve?


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