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Trailhead Riverboat Raspberry
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.45   ABV: -
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Its raspberry tartness and malt sweetness are reminiscent of this style's Belgian predecessors.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2009
This was a cloudy light orange colored body with a white head. The aroma was definite raspberries and bread. The taste was mild raspberries with some almonds. There was also some fresh flour. A decent fruit beer.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Tastes like the blond with a fizzy artifical fruit flavor that reminds me of those Emergen-C powders. Just a bad beer overall.

1.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2008
5oz sampler at brewpub. Dark yellow and semi-cloudy with no head. Very faint raspberry smell. Sour vinegar taste, bad bitter finish, yuck! Reminds me of fruit juice gone bad, the mix is all wrong here.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dogbrick (7971) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2007
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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2007
(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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sethdude (697) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2007
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.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2007
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!

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2006
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9700) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2006
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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2006
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.


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