mansquito (5109) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vermont Pub: Pours a reddish color without too much head. Aroma is mostly of raspberries. For a raspberry beer, this was pretty good. I was expecting more of Belgian twist, but I didn’t really get that. In any case, it was a kind of nice. Lots of raspberry flavor. It was also kind of sweet. Eh.
monk191 (1711) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2011
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very fruity. Nice red pour, and smells nice, but a little too fruity for my taste. Almost a cider.
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hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the brewery. Pinkish color with a light head. Raspberries come through nice. Refreshing, but not over the top.
Travlr (20929) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft the the brewpub. Hazy purple, large bubble edge head. Aroma of raspberry perfume. Taste is not sweet, but also not too sour. OK.
alobar (3458) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a pinkish red color with no head. Aroma of raspberry is powerful and generally matches the flavor. Not much else beyond the raspberry other than a back ground of wood.
LilBeerDoctor (3702) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours red with a pink head. Aroma of raspberry fruit, very juice-like. Flavor of tangy sour raspberry (thankfully less juice-like than the aroma suggested). The palate is definitely on the weaker side though, I need a more robust malt backbone so there is less juice-like quality! A decent fruit beer overall.
rodenbach99 (4155) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pinte provenant du fût sur place. Cette bière est rose-rouge, elle n’a pas de mousse. Le nez est évident de framboise. Elle est produite à partir d’un sour mash, ça parait ! Une certaine touche de funk est perceptible. La bouche est de fruit, de framboise, une touche acide et sûre. J’aime bien le style de cette bière mais le fruit défendu est la pomme.
yespr (39989) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, crisp raspberry - light cherry touch, not sulphorish. Dry raspberry fruity. Light citric and mellow finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Vt Pub. Pours a hazed bright reddish with thinning head. Aroma is big raspberry puree, seedy, mineral, sweet fruit juice, and light plasticy phenolics and grass. FLavor is shapr astringent cherry pit, rasp seeds, minerla, light metlalic, fruit juice with a slick finsih, but the fruit is very prounounced, mostly fresh, and low to no aceto. not bad.
Fred82 (2138) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Vermont brewpub. Sampler
Appearance : Shiny red.
Aroma : Great fresh and wild raspberries. Very fruity. Crisp.
Taste : Nice fruity and fresh raspberries. Light tartness.
Overall : Nothing really fancy here but this is very tasty. This is a very nice example of fruit beer. Not "over the top" in any way but really well made. The were not afraid to put a ton of raspberries in there. I find it a bit like the Framboyante from BdT but without the hops. This was a very nice summer beer (why is it a winter seasonal ?) and I think it’s slightly underrated here... Maybe it’s not always in such good shape.