tombyars (1352) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in June 2007. Cask, handpump dispense. Cracking colour with russet and goldne ruby depth tones like Arran sunset. Thin white head. Slight hint of ripe rasberry in the short aroma. Thin but refreshing mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malt gives a strong fruit base of rasberry flavour and very much like a flat Frambosen. Hops are in scant evidence in the short aftertaste. Sweetness continues into the malty finish. A pleasant summer session fruit beer.
JohnRMurdoch (3239) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 Cask @ The Sir John Moore JDW. Rich golden amber colour. Mild dry raspberry aroma & flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Not very fruity.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A Mes rate:
Cask at some random JDW in Glasgow. Unattractive red amber colour with a crappy white head. Egg and sulphur nose with very slight raspberry. Flavour is that of a lifeless ale with some very faint unidentifyable fruit. Yes ok of course it’s raspberry but I would never have guessed if I didn’t know. Sticky palate, especially in the finish. Gotta love the Cask Marque assured quality beer at JDW...
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Crystal Palace, Glasgow.
Soft beer with a fine berry flavour, sweet, while not cloyingly so. I rather liked this, but it was more interesting than great, perhaps. One glass is enough.
imdownthepub (10124) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask conditioned at Merton Beer festival ’07. Pinkish brown with slight head. I do struggle with fruit beers, my wife loved this but I find them a little challenging. Yes, the Raspberries were very evident and fresh tasting and the Witbier background was also evident, but I cannot overcome my, probably prejudice against them.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
STBF07. Aroma hits you with tart rasberry, excellent xactly what i want, then the rubbish beer cuts throguh it and distroys what could have been great. Taste is tart real rasberry juice, then again a terrible overly malty backing offends me. Could have been a great, but loses it due to the terrible beer base.
cgarvieuk (14175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Edinburgh Beer festival 2007 ... Light orangy pink colour ... fruity fresh raspberry nose ... light fresh raspberry juice with a light touch of hop.
Fin (7347) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask, Dick Whittington pub, Gloucester, 02-09-06. Loz (partner) had this first and I was that impressed I had to have one. Poured a very red/brown colour and with a noticeably fruity berry nose this beer was a real turn up as I’m not usually that struck by fruit beers. The label described it as a wheat beer with the addition of locally grown raspberries, the raspberries were very evident and really added and improved but in no way did they ever overpower, we both agreed that this was very, very refreshing and really different but both felt that a half or pint would probably be enough. Wonderfully different beer.