Radek Kliber (6600) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy, dark woody look, whit smallish top. Creamy nose, maltose, light aroma, citric, woody and vanilla. Medium bodied, berry like fruitiness, chewy texture. Smooth dark malty finish.
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2 bottles shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc, mds & tupalev -- courtesy of myself & tupalev. Pours a slightly hazy dark ruby-pink with an average size light-pink head. Aroma of slightly tart raspberries, malt and yeast. Flavour of sweet raspberry syrup, yeast and malt with a light bitter finish. Medium bodied. Just good, not great, St. Ambroise is capable of better (especially at that ridiculous high cost per bottle!).
TaktikMTL (6352) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Verre de dégustation de 4oz, provenant d’une bouteille de 341 ml, dégusté au Festival des Fromages (Warwick, QC). Arôme: Odeur de framboises. Apparence: La couleur est rougâtre avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de framboises légèrement sûrettes. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture mince. Forte effervescence en bouche. Présence de canneberges (?) en arrière goût. (Rating #523)
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2006 Bottle (2x341ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc, mds and tupalev, bottles from blankboy and tupalev. Deep clear ruby with a decent sized pink foamy head. I found the aroma a little light, slightly tart berryfruit, a hint of table cream, some sharp yeast character on warming, even more "real" raspberry (almost 8/10). The fruit character in the taste was a little less differentiated - I wrote "redfruit" - sticky sweet fruit with building pepper yeast sharpness building to a dry, oddly bitter finish. Decent body, sticky and dry, lightly syrupy mouthfeel - this smells really pleasing, but I can’t help but think it’s a bit of a miss - I’d like it to have either more sourness or less dry bitterness. But I liked it well enough...
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2007 Slightly clouded red body topped by a short-lived pink head. Aroma of wood and raspberry pastry. Taste is better than expected although I should specify that I expected it to be bad. The advertised raspberries sit on top of crisp/crunchy malts. The fruity flavours are seedy more than juicy. Some tartness but less than expected for the style. Body is rather thin. Finish is surprisingly hoppy and its bitterness doesn’t work very well with the fruity acidity. Refreshing more boring than anything else. Almost $6 (tax incl) for a 341ml is way too much. It’s not the first time I pay $6 for a boring beer although usually there’s a stainless pole in the room.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a ruby body with a thin pink head. Fresh raspberries, some light grain, hints of berries and light apple tones. Sweet with sugar notes, aroma is better than the flavor, comes across more thin and sweet with a light dry drying finish, mildly tart. Decent ale.
czar (5377) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I guess I can’t really say that it smells and teastes like raspberries...! I do need to specify that there is a good malt character to it, maybe a little nutty? Pours red as in not pale-reddish but red. Not my type but fun summer beer.
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Mondial 2006. Dark red body with a pink head. The aroma was definitely sour raspberries with tart candy smells. There was some fresh hay. The taste is a little tart with raspberries and some hay. A nice mild beer tat is dry and refreshing. Nothing close to a lambic, but somewhere in between that and the typical fruit beer.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle in a nice external container (probably why I bought it). Pours a doughy hazy dull reddish with a violet hint and thin diminsihing head. Aroma is initially very juicy, and has a slight character you get from NG RT, but it fades and you realize it isnt as full or intesne- has some other apple hints and some grassiness to it as well. Flavor starts off nice with a nice tart raspberry and very fruit juicy, then fades, gets a bit papery, yeasty, doughy, with some light cracker malts in the backbone, and finishes very dull and a slight citric acid finish whcih doesnt seem like it belongs. Meh.
Boutip (5065) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep red ale with a medium bubbly slightly pink head with average retention. Aroma of real raspberry is pretty enticing while not being overly sweet. Taste is quite interesting with some real raspberry presence that is noticeable with some sweetness but not overly or disgustingly sweet. Malt presence is a bit low and bodies a tad too watery for my own liking. Lacks some complexity to make this truly wonderful but very good try nonetheless.