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Brewed by Wild Rose Brewery
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Calgary, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It is a light bodied ale with a distinctive raspberry flavor and aroma and contains 4.5% by volume. It is made with whole raspberries (not extract!) and its light hopping and refreshing nature makes it a great hot weather patio beer.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2008
[794-20071102] Tap @ Wild Rose (Calgary, AB). Raspberry tart aroma. Clear, orange pink body with a long-lasting creamy white-pink head and thick lacing. Mild raspberry yeast flavour. Medium body is smooth. Nicely blended flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2007
Fresh raspberry character over lightly tart wheat. Clear, pale copper coloured body is topped by a low white head that recedes slowly to ring. Sweet undertone to the tart wheat raspberry combination that works quite nicely although the aftertaste is a bit "jammy" . Medium light body has decent carbonation that lightly prickles the tongue. Sampled on tap at the brewery tasting room.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
birrart (6) - Kamloops, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2007 does not count
This is a good raspberry beer, that may even be able to be kicked up a notch if a similar yeast like Erdinger was used... It has a very dry finish, not unpleasant, and it goes great with a salad. One of my favorites from the brewery. I had some on tap at Original Joes in Kensington during Stampede, and it went down quickly while I was sitting on their patio under the late afternoon sun...

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammy (8850) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2007
On-tap at the brewery. Light head on reddish pink colour. Some lace.Fruitish aroma and decent raspberry taste, but a definite fruit beer not very rich. No lambic here.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle. Light see through orange, thin white head that dies quickly. Faint hint of raspberry in the aroma. Light mouthfeel, little carbonation. Horrid aftertaste. Maybe the worst beer i have ever tried.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Skinnyviking (7180) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2006
Bottle. Small white head. Hazy light amber body. Raspberry aroma and flavor. Light bitterness.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6981) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2006
Pale amber with a hint of pink. Quite carbonated which contributes to the feeling that this is a light beer. Aromas of leafy fresh raspberries and some sweet malt. Fresh raspberry tartness overlying caramel and pale malts. Not too sweet. Lighter mouthfeel. A fruit beer that achieves what it sets out to be, rather than becoming a cooler in beer’s clothing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thefatguy (34) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2006
Love fruit beers. Wanted something in Canada like the Thomas Kemper, and by george, I found it! What a great summer beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8534) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2006
Pale hazy amber colour with a thin white head. Soft raspberry aroma, light milky/creamy aroma with a bit of wheaty spiciness as well. Flavour is pretty good, tart raspberry and a bit of lactic acidity. Thin-bodied but very drinkable. Fairly tart and dry finish keep this from being cloying like many raspberry beers.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2006
Bottle - Pours out ruby tinted light but clear of yeast. (I was hoping for a turbid cloudy yeast filled stew) With a light pinky white head. Raspberries and wheat malt aroma. Flavor of wheat and raspberry with a tiny bit sweetness Needs a bit of acidity or a bit of sourness and a bit more raspberry kick. Also they need to not filter all the yeast out. They should take their velvet fog recipe and add some sour profile raspberries.


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