3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft @ Paradiso in DC. 10.5% from Weyerbacher has me worried. 10.5% with rye and raspberries from Weyerbacher has me really worried. The dark brown head and thick, viscous rolling body doesn’t relieve my concerns, and the boozy-sweet wino nose doesn’t help either. Going in for the kill, I’m greeted by a massively chunky and syrupy mess of bran-flavored raspberry liqueur that stings the palate. Combine this with the disgustingly syrupy presence of rye and you have what I would consider one of the worst ideas for a beer recipe I’ve ever tasted. Sure, they brewed it well, the process resulted in no glaring flaws, but the initial conditions are all fucked up.
DocLock (8529) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at DRE. Turbid dullish dark straw/dull reddish pour with off-white head. Aroma is fresh raspberries off the vine, some fruit, and earthy malt. Tastes fruity, with a hefty raspberry presence backed up by malt, some spirity notes, and back up hops. Does get a bit hot as it warms, but is unique and emminently quaffable.
egajdzis (5576) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Firewaters, AC] Poured a murky, red amber color with a small light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of raspberry, caramel malts, toasted dough, and light alcohol. Taste of raspberry, rye, nuts, wood, light citrus, and a fair amount of alcohol in the finish. Soft, prickly mouthfeel.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Vintage rating. Pours an amber body with a white head. Sweet with raspberry notes, some light rye, etoh warming, a hint of berries and some sweet alcohol notes. Decent fruit beer.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at firewaters. Pours a deep almost murky brown with weird rusted violet highlights at the edges. Aroma is spicy, phenolic, syrupy sweet raspberry extract - fruit must, and a solvent alcohol presence. Flavor is murky and jumbled together- lots of fruity sweet caramel malts, light spices, breadiness, hot alcohol, solvent, off raspberry, and a typical slick mouthfeel from most weyerbacher beers which I hate.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught: Aroma of raspberry, rye, and alcohol. Poured amber in color with a small white head that diminished quickly. Very hazy to almost cloudy. Very lightly sparkling. Flavor of raspberry, alcohol, and rye. Medium body. Average texture. Soft carbonation. Alcohol burn finish. Overall, way too much alcohol burn. Needs to be tamed.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Weyerbacher Open House 08. Pours a lightly hazy brownish amber with a medium creamy/bubbly off white head. Aroma of raspberry, some rye notes, bready overall a nice raspberry nose. Flavor was a mix of the same. I liked how the drynesss of the rye toned down the sweetness of the raspberry. Nor sure which yeast was used but seems to have some Belgian esters going on.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Mugs Ale House: Pours a deep hazy copper/amber color with fading head. The aroma has lots of sweet raspberry preserves, whipped cream, and a sweet bready rye malt back. Simple, but somewhat appealing. The body is huge and slick, slightly cloying (goes down the esophagus slowly) Huge flavor with some sweet raspberry presence, along with a huge body. Rich rye sweetness meshes with the raspberry fruitiness. Peppery alcohol is apparent, almost like a boozy chocolate raspberry cake. Just a touch of toasted rye malt residuals peak through towards to finish. This stuff is just a sticky, simple giant. Beyond it’s lack of complexity or profile, it’s somewhat dessert-like. and in moderation would be an acceptable aperitif.
pineypower (2734) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Weyerbacher open house. Pours a nice slightly cloudy reddish amber color with a small lacing white head. Aroma is of raspberry and some sweet malts. Taste is complex and very nicely balanced, raspberry isn’t overpowering. Almost reminds me of a raspberry cookie. Impressed with this one.
adrian910ss (2421) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Pours a muddy sandy brown with a medium white head. Aroma of raspberry preserves with a touch of rye. Taste of wild raspberries with a touch of rye to it. Not very sweet and has a slightly bitter finish to it.