Dogbrick (6065) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at the brewpub: This beer is a hazy dark yellow color with a medium thin white head that burns off steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of raspberry sherbet and wheat. Light body with a tart raspberry character, with hints of zesty hops. The finish is akin to a raspberry Flintstones vitamin, if they make that flavor. Not very good.
kwoeltje (2066) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(draught at brewpub) slightly hazy pale gold with almost no head. Very faint malt, fruit aroma. Flavor is malt, raspberry. Not overly sweet, which helps.
sethdude (653) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Totally middle-of-the-road. Pours a hazy wheat gold, small head. Aroma is like those Footies fruit chew candies made by Tootsie. Also some caramel. Flavor is somewhat artificial, cloyingly sweet, though the fruit notes are somewhat balanced. Needs tweaking.
MrBunn (2219) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2007
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle... last of the bunch that I bought in St. Louis. (Thank goodness!) Pour is a dingy hay color with no head. Aroma is wheaty and yeasty... maybe a little fruit and hay lingering in the background. Flavor is very watery with a slight artificial raspberry note. Hay/grass comes through as well... It’s blended fairly smoothly... albeit watery. In a simple description: a watered-down wheat with some artificial raspberry notes. Ahh... the end of the Trailhead. Hallelujah!
xmarcnolanx (925) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The pour was actually somewhat nice and promising. I am not a fan of raspberry beers by any means, but I appreciate them for what they are and will rate them according to style. That said, the beer was sour, which is fine for the style, but there was no body to speak of in the beer. I am wondering what Belgian predecessors they are speaking of when they say it is reminiscent.
Ratman197 (7633) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a small short lived white head. Aromas of wheat, raspberries and a hint of honey. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of raspberry, wheat and some chalkiness with a smooth finish.
smoosh (529) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft - cloudy, dirty gold with no sign of a bubble. Only a slight tingle of carbonation. Raspberry is not subtle, but not overdone like some. Some malt. Not terrible.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 3, 2005
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy light yellow in color with no head. Smells like raspberry candy. Has an aftertaste like children’s aspirin. The extract flavoring attempts to hide the presence of diacetyl esters.
MrRain (473) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at brewery. Thin and uninspired. The raspberry seems to be an after-thought. This brewery is consistant in the fact that all of their beers are thin and blah. This is so exception. It is an adequate raspberry but nothing more.
Terminus (2893) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 14, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap at brewpub-pours light orange with a small soapy white head. total cough surup aroma of berries. fizzy palate but not all that thin for this style. lightly medicinal on the flavors less than the aroma suggested. no hop presence to speak of. long raspberry finish that became a little more pleasant as the beer warmed.