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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


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."

3.8
   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%)

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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2008
Bottle: Poured a light clear amber color ale with a good size foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is a nice enough mix between some vanilla and some raspberries. Taste is a well balance mix between some raspberries (real no syrup) with some distinctive notes of vanilla and a good medium sweet malt backbone. Full body with some good carbonation and no discernable alcohol. I wasn’t sure the mix between vanilla and raspberries would work but I was quiet impressed.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
Sample at the Brew Kettle on 3/23/14. Clear amber pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, vanilla and slight berry. Malty flavor with vanilla and raspberry before a graham cracker finish. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4704) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2009
This poured a nice ruby red color with a fluffy off white head. Aroma was of really sweet rasberries and a hint of vanilla. Flavor was yeasty with some really sweet almost overbeariong raspberry taste with a hint of vanilla again. Not bad, but a bit too sweet for my liking.

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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2008
On tap at the Brew Kettle. Poured clear ruby with a creamy cap of pinkish-white head. The aroma picked up sweeter raspberries upfront with wheat tartness and more sweetness than substance from the vanilla. The flavor had significant vanilla all the way through, leaving a sweet, fresh whole bean impression on the finish.. lesser raspberry seeds provided some tartness on the back.. very sweet and absent of alcohol. This was a bit too sweet for me on the palate, and I would’ve liked more raspberry tartness.. nice flow across the palate.. tasty overall!

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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madscientist (4) - USA - AUG 31, 2009 does not count
This beer has a very nice color and is very balanced. Tastes really good with dessert!


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