rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Goodbar Beer Club. Gold. Nose is a very nice raspberry acitidy, juicy strawberry & clay-like malt mix. Flavor is fruity, astringent, alcohol, blueberry, plastic. The fruit is quite nice - almost lambicy - but the astringency/alcohol keeps this from being great.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent bright golden bronze with a spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet and tart cherries with some oaky notes and toasty caramel malty sweetness. Body starts with good fullness and sweet malty and fruity character before a drier, slighty doughy finish. Very well balanced, unique, smooth and drinkable. A nice Belgian styled fruit beer.
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a 1-finger frothy white head. Doesn’t last for very long. The aroma has a lot of alcohol in it. I get the raspberries and a wallop of spicy yeast, but not much of the other fruit. As it warms, there is some mango and honey. The flavor has some berry with a fruity yeast, but a lot if lost in the alcohol. Body is kind of creamy, but sort of weak. It is enjoyable, but the alcohol comes through a little too much.
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a peachy orange with a wispy white foam. Fruity tangy aroma that reminds me of minute maid fruit punch. Flavor is distinct berries meets belgian yeast & sugar with a whole lot of carbonation to kick it up. Slightly bitter spritzy finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2008
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. This beer blows. Where are all these beautiful aromas and flavors of cheeries, raspberries, and passion fruit? Its almost devoid of all these things, sure it resembles these fruits in its reddish golden appearance but this medicinal taste is horrible and this is my second time on the bottle. Best said by notalush this is vile, for a craft beer.
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Pints for Pets Brewfest. Clear reddish gold with loads of carbonation. Spritzy, fruity, white wine aroma and taste. The fruits come through fantastically, and accent the light grape/vinous feel of the Gran Met. My favorite Voodoo brew, hands down.
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Paul’s gathering. Gross. Light cherry, acetone and alcohol flavor. Violent and rough. Decent fruit in the aroma, but overall a total mess.
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled at Dickinsonbeer’s Hoboken gathering - man, this stuff was pretty vile - perhaps it was because I had some really awesome beers this day, but this one stood out as the most terrible - looked at smelled like a raspberry wheat - tasted like cough syrup (the kind they make really sweet and fruity to try to fool children into taking it - but they know better) - just plain bad.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Paul’s Hoboken Gathering: Pours a hazy golden with some floaties. Artificial berry aroma, a bit perfumy. Very artificial flavor. All I can articulate to describe it is perfumy and medicinal. Hard to get down.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz from MrBendo - thanks, Todd! A truly odd beer. Pours a very dusky amber, with lots of sentiment wrestling for space with the fairly lively carbonation. Decent head, not much retention. The aroma is almost saccharine, making me wonder if the fruits on which this thing was aged were fresh or synthetic somehow (no reason to doubt the brewer, but that’s the vibe I got from the aroma). Somehow I thought this was going to be more like a tripel, with modest fruit qualities, when it ended up being the inverse. Pleasant razz flavors dominate, like Founders Rubaeus, and there’s an alkie burn there for sure. There’s a dull, almost flat finish to the beer, and I felt that more hops and spice would really have benefited this brew. Finishes thin, borderline flat. A respectable experiment.