Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Otown Throwdown III. Pours a hazed coppery orange with a slight reddish tinge- dissipating head. Aroma is ruity, tart rapsberries, passionfruit, waxy and slightly medicinal on some overlay sweet malt. Flavor of the malt dries out a bit in the end- but there is a lot of tart fruitiness all around, but it is waxy, juicy, slick and a bit too earthy- yeast mixed in there with fruity esters makes this just a bit too messy for me.
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma:Sweet cherries, raspberry, fruit punch.
Appearance:Caramel in color with low head and moderate to good lacing.
Taste:Right away this beer tastes like fruit punch! This beer has lots of sweet fruit, not tangy. The cherries, raspberries, and tropical fruit flavors stand out on the foretaste, and fade on the midtaste. The aftertaste is a little like green vegetables along with raisins and figs.
Palate:This beer has a light body with great carbonation. The carbonation dances lightly along the entire length of my tongue, pleasantly.
Overall:This is a really unique fruit beer, as itís sweet and not tangy. It still has a lot of complex flavors, and is quite refreshing.
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle via trade with michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours a cloudy chestnut-amber color with a small off-white head that fades quickly. Aroma of honey, caramel malts, oak, toffee, maraschino cherries, and raspberries. Flavor is also much heavier on the sweet honey, caramel malt, toffee, and syrupy notes, and ligher on the fruits. Tastes like wine on the finish. For a fruit beer, this is sugary sweet and not too fruity. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel. Disappointing based on the awesome description and label.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The fact that they have the word "lambic" on the label makes me want to trash this beer. However, Iíll refrain myself as itís certainly not offensive. Nice and fruity, relatively dry. Just a bit medicinal at the end. Decent, but wouldnít purchase.
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, courtesy of erice. Pours a hazy orange amber with some crap floating around in the bottom. Very fruity nose, decent amount of tart raspberries, cherry, and pineapple. Unfortunately itís downhill from there, lots of artificial sweetener in the flavor, with cherry peel and raspberry. Slightly bitter and sweet finish.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange brown pour. Thin white head. Aroma dominated by raspberries - fresh and slightly tannic. Flavor is mostly dry with a some sweetness. I was expecting it to be very syrupy so that was a nice surprise. Raspberry is most prominent of the fruits. Bitter, slightly alcoholic finish. Fruit lingers in the back of the throat.
coldbrewky (1418) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Stolen from the Brigs rate since it is so apt "This beer looked interesting on the shelf but is a prime example of how something that sounds good does not always turn out." This was a muddled mess of off tastes that just made the whole thing a drain pour. From nose to the drain it was awful.
Brigadier (2880) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle
This beer looked interesting on the shelf but is a prime example of how something that sounds good does not always turn out. In this case the combination of ingredients creates some weird super sweet liquid that reminds me of nutrasweet or other artificial flavorings. Taken individually the additional fruits would make a good beer. Put together they are simply too much.
Aroma / Appearance - The carbonated body is the color of polished copper. A stark white head fills the space above the glass so much that it takes almost five minutes to settle down. Cherry pie filling, raspberry jam, and citrus create the sensation of smelling various jars of Smuckers jam. If I didnít know any better Iíd swear this was a smoothie rather than a beer.
Flavor / Palate - Overly carbonated Jolly Ranchers of all flavors ruin what could have been a fun experience. It then transitions to an intense raspberry taste before finishing dry and wheaty. A background tartness like orange peels makes this even more confusing. This is all over the place with little focus. If this did not try to do so much it would be a much better beer.
jtclockwork (8015) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour. Clear. Very strong raspberry, cherry and other fruits taste. Texture is almost juicy. Interesting ale, but not sure if Iíd buy it again. Rated 10/31/08
JaBier (4831) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Pours clear amber with a medium white head. Malty nose with notes of tropical fruit, raspberry and grain. Malty and syrupy flavor with plenty of cherry and raspberry bursting through before a syrupy finish.