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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Whole vanilla beans, plus pure raspberry extract combine for a delectable Valentine treat! 10 IBU


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Courtesy of kmweaver. Clear dark amber body with a small beige head. The nose is massively sweet with lots of raspberry and caramel. The flavor is moderately sweet and medicinal with lots of cherry, caramel, cotton candy and plastic. Medium/full body is round with moderate carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 22, 2008
(22oz bottle) Medium beige head atop clear dark copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, raspberry, some raisin, light vanilla. Taste is medium sweet, raspberry, raspberry syrup, some seltzer. Light-medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 22, 2008
22oz bottle. Pours a deep, burgundy-orange color; khaki-colored head with fine-bubbled lacing. Toasty malts, raspberries, and creamy vanilla in the aroma; singular, sweet fruit character. Medium-to-full fruit notes in the mouthfeel: raspberries, sweet sugar and viscous, syrupy vanilla notes; toasty vanilla and oak, coupled with vanilla and breadiness; decent, toasty fruit beer. Medium finish: raspberries, toasty oak, and syrupy vanilla notes; decently arranged.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Nice to have a Fruit Beer that doesn’t come across like a bland American Wheat with some fruit syrup stirred in. This has a deep red body, slightly browned, with little of any head. The first whiff is of vanilla follwed rapidly and strongly with a clean raspberry aroma. The fruit tastes slightly artificial but blends nicely with the vanilla. It finishes on a tart raspberry note. Can’t tell what the base beer is. Pretty good.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2007
Pours a deep ruby body with coppery lowlights, topped with a thin, ragtag skin. Big doses of raspberry and vanilla in the nose, very dessert-like (even with a JellOish, fruity-dustiness). Flavors are dictated by the aroma with the raspberries showing their tartness. A little dry in the finish.

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2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Bottle, poured a copper/purpley color with a thin fleeting head. Instant aromas of vanilla, lots and lots of vanilla. I did not find any raspberry in the entire bottle, just lots of woody vanilla. Medium mouthfeel and then more vanilla. This wasn’t horribley (sp?) bad, but it just wasn’t my cup-o-tea.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2007
On tap at Brew Kettle as part of sampler. Very nice amber/red color. Smelled the vanilla right away, could not detect the raspberry...This beer was very unique. The two flavors go really well together. I think the vanilla was definitely more predominate up front, but I did taste the Raspberry, and a bit of carbonation as well, which made it seem less like a beer. Overall, a very drinkable, if different, kind of beer!

1.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 20, 2005
(22 oz bottle: Obtained in trade) I was really looking forward to this beer, particularly since I think vanilla and raspberry really sounds like a tasty combination. Unfortunately, the aroma of this beer has pretty strong components of soap and paint. Absolutely brutal smelling, and it’s nearly impossible to put the glass near my face any more. The flavor is better (it can’t get any worse), but still shows considerable signs of sickness. Slightly sour, but incredibly soapy. Medium brown color and fully clear in appearance. The light-tan head pours tall and retains a quarter-inch layer. I need another bottle, hopefully with better luck.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
liquidcrack (45) - Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2005
1/4 liter tulip on tap @ the B.K. A nice change from the usual. Dark red possible purple color influenced from the description. Thick lasting white head. raspberry aroma with hints of vanilla. a great alternative for the special lady who is not "micro’d" yet ( 8.3% abv won’t hurt either). goes great with the chocolate cake. not on the top of my list personally, but a good representation of the "genre."

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2005
1/4 liter tulip glass on tap @ Brew Kettle: Medium coppery amber w/ a tall lasting off white head. Strong raspberry aroma at first w/ hints of vanillla. Vanilla gets stronger as it warms and also has hints of cocoa powder. But there’s no real malt aroma. Well balanced w/ a raspberry up front, but more subdued compared to the aroma. Vanilla is more apparent in the aftertaste along w/ a light herbal hop flavor & some light bitterness. Finish is lightly tart and dry with hints of bitterness. Again, malt flavor is not very apparent and thin at best. Higher carbonation, lighter body, and dry m/f. Not a big fan of raspberries, hence, not a big fan of this beer. Nice hints of vanilla to add depth, but there’s not much else besides raspberry & vanilla to it. I personally wouldn’t have another one, but it may appeal to others.


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