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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Whole vanilla beans, plus pure raspberry extract combine for a delectable Valentine treat! 10 IBU

   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."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
kujo9 (1095) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jsquire (4115) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2004
I got a sample at the brewpub and it turned out to be more than enough. It was a very pretty deep ruby color with an enticing aroma of raspberries on ice cream. I should have left it at that. The flavor was an odd sweet/tart raspberry, with something astringent in the back. Lemony sourness in the finish and I did not get any vanilla. And I looked. Not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 1/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Big raspberry aroma with a little vanilla in there too. Dark, dark red color. Almost like a dark cranberry juice. Very Raspberry flavor; very sweet. Tastes like alcoholic raspberry soda, but was too sweet for me. Had a dry finish. Easy drink, though I could not drink too much because of the sweetness. Overall, lots of flavor, but very sweet. I could not drink more than one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2004
On tap at the Brew Kettle. I saw this on the menu and expected to get your regular old rasp.wheat - I was happily surprised! Sure it's got the raspberry aroma (a very little vanilla in there too). Deep dark red - almost brown; could hardly see thru it, but it wasn't hazy. The taste and palate are what got my attention - Thick and smooth, fruit flavors are strong without becoming overly sweet; hints of vanilla and citrus. Surprise ending - Smoke! Yes, smoke - very interesting and it actually helped balance the increasingly sweet flavors. Inventive, well made and much stronger than it tasted (8.3%)

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