StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one is ranked a little low, I think. I’n not a big fan of fruit beers, but this one was pretty good. Nice berry aroma, raspberry flavor. A little tart and dry on the finish, kind of dries out the mouth. Not a whole lot going on, but what is going on is good.
beezz86 (68) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a golden color with a slight red tint. It was a clear liquid with a frothy white head. The beer had a light body, thin texture, very lively carbonation, and a long finish. The aroma and flavor were both raspberry with the aroma being stronger than the actual taste. Overall, I like this raspberry beer. I did think it was a bit heavily carbonated, but I would definately drink this again.
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle... Vero Beach/O-Town Throwdown Part 8 Preliminary... Clear golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Fruity and not-all-that-artificial smelling raspberry essence. Light to medium-bodied with a course, dry mouthfeel and Champagne-like mouthfeel. The flavor starts off fruity and sweet, then quickly turns astringent and dry. Not bad. Not all that good, but not bad. Thanks to growler for sharing this bottle!
EithCubes (4626) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, with a low fill-line, I might add. Cloying razz nose with some golden malt. Dark golden pour with a soapy beige head. Very crisp, lightly bitter, only lightly sweet, miles away from the cloying crap that most put out as summer fruit beers. Raspberries are very, very faint, adding only an accent. I’m pretty pleased with the restraint. Medium body has firm malt and a bit of grain, light citrus wisps and a bit of earth. Decent, very refreshing summer go, another good product from this brewer.
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle
This is your typical summer fruit beer. Not complex at all it takes about five seconds to understand. What it lacks in complexity is not made up in quality either though this is a step above your average macro ’fruit’ beer. If you are ticking give this a try. Otherwise I would suggest looking at some of the other available options.
Aroma / Appearance - The golden transparent body had the same look as every other wheat beer. A tiny white head sat above to attempt to draw interest. The scent of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich prepared on Wonderbread greets the nose. Don’t go looking for more - it isn’t there.
Flavor / Palate - Lemon lime soda with a raspberry twist flows quickly across the tongue and throat. Fading fast it takes another sip to remind the palate what is going on. For a summer fruit beer it isn’t bad but this firmly straddles the line of mediocrity.
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy gold with white head. Nose is fresh raspberries, earthy, hop, and malt notes. Tastes of citrus, hops, earthy malt, and strong freshly picked raspberries. Fizzy palate that waters out late.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sampled from sheer curiosity at Columbus tasting: When it poured the color of yellow that it did, I knew right away what it tasted like. I would like to say that regardless of whether this is actually made with REAL raspberry, it does not SMELL like extract. It did have a sweetness of fresh fruit. Unfortunately, though, the flavor fell flat for me and it was an odd yeastiness with some raspberry mixed in. Admittedly not my type, but not very good regardless.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2012 Ok, but not fruity enough for a fruit beer and not beery enough for a non fruit beer this one manages to miss the mark a bit on both ends of the spectrum. +++Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy medium golden color with a very large yellow-white head. The aroma was tangy and sweet berry jam. The flavor was dryish, bitter and musty with a light wheaty note and a moderate vague berry presence. The finish was dry and light berry. The berry is too subdued with this one.
cheap (3802) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wow, big raspberry aroma when you pop the lid. Appears to be a pale yellow ale with just a tint of brown in there. In the flavor, it is a little better than the average fruit beer. Most of the beery attributes are covered with the fruitiness. Not as fruity as a fruity lambic and not as fruity as a raspberry cider but the fruitiness is certainly there. Fairly easy to drink and I think this is due to the fact it is less than 4% in ABV. Unfortunately the flavor does not quite live up to the aroma, but yes it is sessionable and probably repeatable. Finish is rather mild for an ale and enjoyable. Well behaved for the most part. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised that this had so many manners.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma is raspberries, light malt. Flavor is tart raspberries, light malts. Palate is on the lighter side, medium carbnation, finished sweet. A decent fruit beer.