beerbill (3601) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap from Shoreline Bev. This beer poured a color similar to a deep rose’ wine with a moderate fizzy pink head that quickly receded to a thin ring. Very nice aroma of raspberries. The flavor is also mostly raspberries, but they do not overpower as in some fruit beers. Light on the palate and very refreshing, this beer is simple, as it should be. Another job well done by Phil Markowski.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Spunkier than I expected, I’ll give it that. The people around us seemed to love this beer, though I wasn’t whisked away into a field of raspberry glory. A little bitter, like raspberry seeds. Good though. Probably would not order a pint of this.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at SPH. 8.21.06
Had a pretty nice raspberry flavor. A genuine wheaty/raspberry one. A nice balance. "No fakey.", said we.
JoeMcPhee (9259) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at SPH. Pink tinted golden beer with a thin white head. Sweet raspberry aroma over a backnote of bready malts and some peppery character as well. Flavour is quite good, unlike many fruit beers, it’s not cloyingly sweet rather letting the acidity of the fruit shine through. Bright raspberry flavour comes through. Well-balanced with loads of fruity flavour on display over a lightly bready base.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong, tart, fresh raspberries in the aroma with strong underlying wheat. Clear burgundy red body with a decent cover of fine bubbled white head that recedes to ring with some spotty lacing. Wheat flavour is strong with plenty of pleasantly tart fruitiness. Light body with lively carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2008 Tap from Half time with spkldhenlvr24 in May 2005. Pours a perfect red color with a reddish off white head. Smells bursting of sugars and fruits (mixed berry smell.) Beautiful balance of fruits and wheats. No alcohol taste at all almost like drinking a juice. Extremley clean from start to finish. Almost like a lambic without the champagne qualities. I ABSOLUTLEY LOVED THIS BEER!!
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the Spuyten Duyvil. cloudy, ruddy pinkish copper color, short off-white pinkish head. tangy/yeasty strong raspberry aroma. flavor is tangy wheat malt and lots of raspberry - not too dry, not too sweet. well balanced fruit. sparkly carbonation, dryish finish. lots of fun!
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Belle couleur rougeâtre, semi translucide. Mousse persistante, blanche concassée légèrement tachetée de rose. Arômes de framboises, jus de framboise non sucré et de blé. Légère et neutre, pas beaucoup de goût, aucunement tartrique ni sucré, touche de framboise semble naturelle, aucune tricherie ici. Finale sèche et quelque peu rugueuse, corps d’épaisseur semi mince. Dans l’ensemble, très propre, accessible et dépourvu de défi gustatif. Servi en fût, Southampton SHPH, N.Y., Septembre 2005.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Publick House. Creamy white head tops the clear ruby-pink hue. Rather simple and straightforward fruit beer where the flavours revolve around the grainy malts and jammy, slightly soapy remotely intense, yet definitely accessible raspberry essence. Unspiced and so simple that you get bored a bit upon tasting, wishing for more wildness, more funk, more originality, but this is, as with all SH beers, clean, not too sweet, not too dry, not too tart (not much at all unfortunately for the latter). Small-bubbled carbonation punctuates the thin watery body. 8% wow, it felt like 5.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice color to this beer - bright, dark pink (magenta) with a dainty white head. Very dry, with no sweetness whatsoever. The rasberry flavor is less a "flavor" but an "essence", like you’d find in rasberry-flavored seltzer water. The flavor is somewaht thin, but its not bad. Overall, an average wheat beer. with a fruity twist.