DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, one of many I served over the course of our super-hot Medicine Hat summer, this was a mainstay in my beer fridge. Beautiful colour-- plum-red with brickish highlights, and a generous foamy oink head that shows excellent retention and leaves lovely lacy trails. Aroma is my dad’s homemade raspberry jam (best in the world), sweet but authentic, a little seedy, and with hints of chocolate cookie. Sweet genuine raspberry fruit flavour, again quite jammy and a little seedy, with a well structured malt in support. If I had to guess, I think there is some crystal malt or chocolate malt in here. Despite the sweet body, it finishes dry and slightly bitter. I just never got tired of this. So good!
Metalchopz (2715) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally rated July 2006. Bought at La Trappe À Fromage in Gatineau, Quebec. Comes in singles in a bottle-size box. Wow, very nice light pink head that is creamy, has very long retention and leaves great thick lacing all-around. Its colour is red with a touch of orange and even though clear, is hard to see through. Tiny carbonation is quite active, but tough to see. The nose is on the light side, with the raspberry and mild hops. The mouthfeel has a bit of stickiness, but is pretty crisp overall. The raspberries are present in the taste, but also too light, with some bitterness in the finish and grain malt. Not too sweet. The aftertaste is almost dry with not much lingering. A great refreshing summer brew from one of my favorite breweries. I just wish the aromas and flavours would be more dominant, and found it overpriced.
mcberko (10559) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
341mL bottle, pours a deep red / mahogany with a faintly pink, lingering, foamy head. Lots and lots of raspberries on the nose, with some doughy notes blended in. Flavour of predominantly raspberries, somewhat artificial with mild initial sweetness that finishes off doughy, somewhat metallic and with a citric tartness. Decent fruit beer.
Davros (2460) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark red with a large, pink-tinged moussey head.
Lots of raspberry presents itself in the aroma, somewhat artificial smelling like raspberry lollies. Which is pretty nice really. Also some caramel and cookie dough-like malt.
Flavours are also quite sweet, raspberry at the forefront of course, with some metallic notes showing later. Not much else is noticeable, the high carbonation seems to hide any other aspects.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Wooly. Pours ruby, browny, in colour, with pink tinged head. Aroma and taste are reasonably strong raspberry flavour. Pretty good!
rejtable (1924) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big initial raspberry sweetness. Maybe a bit of cereal type malt in the background. Pours dark amber with ok head retention. Tastes medium to heavy sweet, with a healthy dose of raspberry tart. Not very heavy in the mouth with pretty average carbonation. Nice summer beer.
Spab (2938) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Volo. Pours a brownish ruby red with large pink head and some lacing. Aroma is fresh tart raspberries with a subtle earthiness. Taste is same although a little more watery than expected. Fine carbonation. Not my favourite McAuslan beer but decent.
UM02 (333) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not one of my favourite beers from McAuslan but to be fair also not my favourite beer style. A fairly neutral ale with raspberry flavouring. Not overly sweet but sweet enough not to be that pleasant after a couple of sips. A good fruit beer needs a stronger more complex beer to complement it so the sweetness does not dominate too much.
pintbypint (3070) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml brown bottle. Pinkish brown out of the bottle. Head is quite thick and foamy and also has a slight pinky tint to it. Great lacing Hazy unclear appearance. Sweet nose, Candyish like Swedish berry candy. Taste was more tart than expected. Minimal fruit sweetness. Tart finish that lingers for a short while. Body is light, active spritzy carbonation. Good thirst quencher, a good summer drink.
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Single bottle purchased from Trackside Liqour in Medicine Hat, AB on 06/18/2011. Colour: Dark brown with medium soft and creamy head that shows a distinct stubborness. A slight pink tinge to it as well. Nose: Candied raspberries, very sugary...completely dominant. Taste: Medium sweet, light bitter, medium-light sour. More raspberry and with a slightly sour kick, a touch of peach. Works itself into a slight cheese profile and fades sticky with stringent fruit. Interesting.