tom10101 (4093) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2012 Bottle 341 ml. Dark brown/red with a medium white with pink highlights head. Some lacing. Aroma of raspberries and slight (very slight) tartness. Taste of red fruits (where the fresh raspberries are gone?) and malt. Slight acidic aftertaste which I don’t like. Refreshing but lack of complexity and nothing really stand out in this beer.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark pink with a purple-pink head. Smells like raspberries. Tastes like sweet cereals, raspberries and malt. Light touch of bitterness in the finish, along with fruity acidity. Light-bodied. Nice summer beer.
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red almost purple. Foamy pink head. Aroma is raspberry jam, sour candy, sour milk, slightly soapy. Oily and light. The sour overripe fruit favours overshadow much else. Not very complex but quite refreshing.
BeerGolem (757) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 341 ml. Pours a beautiful ruby red with a nice froathy pink head. Great lacing. Aroma: overwhelmingly raspberries, maybe some other red fruits. Taste: once more, overwhelmingly raspberries. Mostly sour, with slight sweetness and bitterness. Medium bodied. Some carbonation. Overall, it is an interesting beer, refreshing and highly drinkable. Ideal for hot summer afternoons. Problem is its general lack of balance.
Gethinbeer (2386) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep mahogany amber colour with a frothy dirty pink head. Sweet raspberry flavour and aroma. Pleasant bitterness. Nice refreshing tasty brew.
sulawang (743) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours cloudy brownish/red with a decent dissipating head, layer of retention, some sticky lacing, some slow-moving CO2 streams near the surface. Fruity red raspberries on the nose. Burst of 4/10 sweet aromatic red raspberries initially, transitions into 5/10-level sourness that isn’t overpowering but balanced with brown sugar malts, a silky creamy mouthfeel in the mids, finishing with a minor tartness and 6/10-level caramel sweetness & bitterness. Medium complexity, medium depth, good transitions, good carry, good drinkability. The finish ends a little rough in the mouth.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Murky dark pink/brown. Pale pink head. Thin to medium body. Medium carbonation. Raspberries not overly dominant. Some bitterness.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to my sisters. Pours a somewhat murky reddish brown colour with smallish light pink coloured head. Falls away slowly leaving a little lacing. Aromas are more subdued than expected showing some syrupy rapsberries and a little sweet malt. Flavours are overall pretty sweet with only light bitterness to finish. Medium to medium thin mouthfeel. OK
Pyobon (1130) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) Poured a hazy reddish amber with a good dense, slightly pink head. The aroma was very pleasant: tangy, yeasty and raspberry. Lovely palate - light bodied but the wonderful fine carbonation gives a silky mouthfeel. The flavour is very well balanced: subtle candy sweetness with subtle natural raspberry flavour and subtle interesting notes from the yeast. The finish has some slight cleansing bitterness. Overall this is an excellent, well balanced, interesting and drinkable raspberry beer. It is really quite different from a traditional Belgian framboise as it is not sour, more subtle and somehow richer and more rounded.
mkel07 (4396) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
341ml bottle. From the bottle it is a muddy dark red colour with a soft light pink head. The foam settles to a good even layer. Raspberry in the aroma is to be expected but the aroma is fairly subdued and carries some sweetness. In the mouth there is some tartness and the finish is a bit medicinal and dry. There is only a faint flavour of raspberry and it is hard to detect much else. Probably the most disappointing of the beers I have tried from McAuslan, not up to their usual standard. It’s a shame because I really like raspberries and have had a few good rapsberry beers.