Cutlass (51) - Galloway, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Raspberry is apparent in the aroma and taste, although it doesn’t overpower the flavor. Head lasts for a long time, and it goes down smooth. One of the few fruit beers that I can drink all night. Not bad.
dfinney23 (1269) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Plenty of natural-tasting raspberry but I didn’t notice any honey. Almost cloyingly sweet and a bit syrupy.
TreborWhip (369) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours dark amber with tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of raspberries. Flavor is tart raspberry with light honey and breaded malts. A very light and rather refreshing lambic style ale. I rated this by comparing it to other beers in its style. Some of the low ratings of this ale may be due to comparing it with all ales rather than comparing it with other fruit beers.
MikeJslc (640) - USA - MAY 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ruby-copper, hayzy, thin off-white head. Aroma is fruity, with candi-sweet raspberry. Flavor is initially grainy and relatively dry, followed by a hint of fruity sweetness and a raspberry character that is more earthy and natural than it is in the aroma. Finishes dry and slightly tannic.
Patrickctenchi (2516) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy brown amber with a tan cap.
Scent is malt, faint raspberry.
Taste is honey, bread,....with, again, a faint raspberry note.
Sweet malt, caramel...
Not overly fruited....more of a brown or amber ale with fruit accents.
ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Reviewed 12/03/2012. Because I need to lower my average, 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. I’m not sure how old the bottle is, but I got it on clearance, so...
A: Pours a moderately hazy tawny color. Great head on this one, a two finger offwhite shade with fantastic texture. Retention isn’t great, but lacing is stunning.
S: Raspberry candy. Tons of general sweetness with an artificial ’kick’ to it as expected. A hint of wheat malt tries to come through, and almost does.
T: Fruity sweetness to start, before rounding out to a nondescript wheat finish. The chemical character is a bit pervasive in general. Still, it manages to be extremely bland instead of actively offensive. Congrats, I suppose?
M: Not as carbonated as I anticipated, but it goes down easily enough. Still, the chemical astringency on the finish needs to go.
rumproasts (1845) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
amber with small head. quite sweet with tart raspberry. not bad if you’re in the mood for a fruity beer.
berrya785 (439) - Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of blackberry. Pours amber with a white head. Taste is honey sweet and blackberry sour. Pretty good fruit beer.
adnielsen (7597) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a hazy, brownish orange appearance with cream colored head. Very sweet, ripe raspberry, light cranberry, effervescent aroma. Tangy honey, quite sweet raspberry soda, a touch bready flavor. Somewhat cloying and quite effervescent.
dnstone (2049) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is pretty straight forward (honey and raspberry). Amber-golden in color. Sweet but refreshingly fruit (raspberry of course).
Notes: GABF ’09
hivemind (692) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12-oz bottle at Stiffler’s. Pours mirky amber-brown with pretty sizeable off-white head and noticeable sediment. Smells fruity - raspberry and tartness. Palate is more balanced and less fruit, though there are tart raspberry notes that don’t overwhelm or dominate. Hop and malt profiles compliment the fruit without vying for domination. Well-balanced fruit beer, but everything taking a back seat kind of leaves a void where there should be a single characteristic taking charge.