mkel07 (2516) - 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.
CheesedMan (554) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a murky ruby, brown. Aroma is redolent of raspberry liquer, maybe even that of the filled raspberry candies you find at Christmas. An odd mustiness is present that detracts. The flavor is almost devoid of any raspberry quality, but is not without merit. In fact, it is toasty with a bit of balancing acidity. Though it is only marginally better. Not my cup of tea.
ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2008
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
A "pretty" beer but lacking a little in the substance category. Sweet raspberry flavor gets a little heady towards the bottom of the glass.
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big brown head, brown/red color. Strong raspberry aroma. Wheaty at the beginning, then heavy raspberry taste comes in that feels like syrup. Too sweet. Medium body. And well, the raspberry is there for the finish too.
wolffish (79) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Un peu trop vieile je crois... L’arrière-goût est différent de ce dont je me souviens de dégustations antérieures. Meilleure chance la prochaine fois ;-)
pumpkinhead2 (152) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bière rouge foncée (rouge framboise!), bien voilée, bonne effervescence, surmontée d’un col très légèrement rosé, un peu mince mais résistant. À mon étonnement, le nez est surtout en levure, davantage qu’en framboise! Arômes de levure (pain, voire pâte, et cheval/cuir) et ensuite de framboises très mûres, peut-être d’autres petits fruits, un peu de vin, voire de médicament. Pas très intéressant comme nez! En bouche, c’est un peu pétillant, un peu mousseux, mais c’est très mince au palais. Au goût, ça goûte les petits fruits trop mûres, la levure, la pâte à pain, le mauvais vin, le médicament… Un peu sucré, un peu acide, finale un peu amère, mauvaise intégration des saveurs, mauvais produit, bière décevante…
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.
Tessic (784) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This raspberry ale poured a deep reddish orange colour with a bright white rocky head. to the nose there was scents of hopps, raspberries, jam and wine. First taste isn’t as bad as I expected with strong but not overpowering flavours of raspberries. Not much of anything else in the flavour and the finish is bubbly with a little extra carbonation. The palate is raspberries but quick to finish to nothing???