Pyobon (1269) - 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.
Cartoonkhaki (1252) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy red amber brown. Pink tan head... really cool looking. Raspberry aroma with faint matls lingering on through... Flavour is light raspberry with lingering malt... They balance out quite well with each other with a very light bitter hint hanging off my tongue. Over all finish was slightly dry with a medium body. Not bad!
vadie (1229) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Marron foncé avec une mousse moyenne ruby/beige. L’arôme sourdiné de framboise aigre. Le goût est principalement aigre avec un peu de sucre. Un peu de framboise, mais pas trop et c’est un peu artificiel.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy vibrant red accompanied with a small pinkish head. Smells sour, very little malt characteristic. Tastes closest to a raspberry than any other beer I’ve had with noticeable carbonation.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Robe rouge foncée voilée surmontée d’une mousse rose qui s’estompe. Arômes de framboise mures et de céréales. Saveurs de framboises mures, de torréfié et de céréales.
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2007 341ml bottle. Pours a nice deep, murky red with pink highlights, and a think, creamy pink head. The aroma is mostly rasberry, with some hops and a touch of alcohol. The taste is the same, with a malty finish and after-taste, and touch of sourness. Heavier mouth-feel, but nothing too heavy. Decent, but not spectacular. The aroma is a little annoying, but the taste makes up for it.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
341ml bottle. Pours a deep, unfiltered, velvet red with a large, fluffy, pink head. Aroma is nice with some natural raspberry jam sweetness and tartness. Something about the taste seemed a little off, hops too earthy or something metallic? Body is light and dry. Overall, looked good, smelled good, but the taste didn’t come together. Raspberry taste doesn’t come through and very little beer here.
Stoned99 (1151) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample from wife’s glass. Aroma: raspberries sugar tarts, cereals, floral. App: dark red with brown tint, small white head. Taste and palate: light body, medium carbonation, medium sweetness, light dry and astringent acidity finish. Overall: not bad. Not my favourite raspberry ale / raddler but could be worst. Didn’t enjoy the finish and aroma and taste is just ok.
ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle. Pours a murky pink-tinged chestnut, with a medium pinkish-white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves acceptable lacing. The strong aroma of raspberry is nicely integrated with sweet malt notes on the nose, blending well with a smooth aroma of caramel. Mild raspberry fruit up front segues nicely into some reasonably strong fruity and floral hops. The merest hint of fruitcake then gives way to strong, sweet raspberry in the body, which lingers well into the finish. I’ll admit that I am not really a huge fan of fruit beers in general, and framboise in particular I’ve found to be far too much of a sweet fruit bomb. This beer, however, I quite enjoyed. The fruit is integrated with the base beer far better than in almost any other fruit beer that I have had, and whilst sweet, it is not cloyingly so. I wouldn’t drink it often, but I certainly enjoyed it more than St Ambroise’s apricot beer.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - NOV 30, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy deep caramel apple/rustic amber with raspberry puree hues. A thin creamy head is very stable. The nose is terribly obnoxious, as soon as the cap flies off the bottle. Sweet raspberry nectar and sugers pile out of the glass in overdrive. It’s offensive solely due to the fact that no matter how far away from the glass I am, the smell is still present. With my nose buried in the glass for a brave whiff the entirety of the aroma is not at all unpleasant and has a moderate and likeable hoppiness that actually derails the forcefulness of the raspberry and strives toward balance. This is strange indeed. The flavor is full of plasticized raspberry skin notes and mild bitterness from evident hops. Acidity is mild to medium and astringency is far too potent. The mouthfeel is well carbonated and seems smooth at first but gets stuck in the throat. The finish is full of raspberry and artificial sweetener, drying and astringent, mildly musty. Nothing seems inherently old about this beer and in fact it’s well before the stated "best by" date, but it is bordering on undrinkable. A dissapointing beer.