jgb9348 (4923) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp, very slightly hazy amber and copper coloured body with a touch of off-white head, about a centimetre tall. Aroma of guess what - raspberries, sour lactic notes, hints of oak and dryness and a bit of light honey - very nice smelling. Medium-bodied; Assertive malt, yeast and fruit flavours dominate with a beefier body than I expected, but still a pleasant sweet raspberry flavour that shows some signs of sourness. Aftertaste has a light caramel, honey and apple taste, but the malt and raspberries again dominate. Overall, a rather one-dimensional beer, but some aspects of the yeast and dry flavours come out, but this is all about the raspberries sitting one layer on top of the malt. Still, I enjoyed this beer and wouldn’t mind trying the other flavours, should I ever find them! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Alexandria (Old Town), Virginia on 02-March-2014 for US$7,99 sampled at home in Washington on 06-February-2015.
Travlr (14159) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Crystal clear golden, scant white head. Aroma of dusty straw and fruit. Taste is lager and sweet berries.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
logging this in from untappd to synchronize all my beers into rate beer for better statistics.
decaturstevo (5303) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangepour with white head and lace. Aroma is light raspberry and Belgian yeast. Flavor is raspberries, rock candy with a touch of Belgian yeast. Like most fruit beers the nose is better than the flavor. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Pretty nice
nearbeer (3933) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml shared by decaturstevo. Clear reddish-copper with a lasting film of cream. Nose is raspberry and bready yeast. Taste is the same with some caramel and maybe a bit of citrus. Medium bodied and smooth with medium carbonation and a nice balance. Pretty decent fruit beer.
Suttree (5317) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Eh, pretty typical fruit beer. Smells good enough, I suppose, then an all too typical artificial raspberry flavor. There is also some notes of cereal and some yeasty notes.
Braudog (5935) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Seductive pour ... golden, bright amber. There’s little to no head, however. There’s a vague hint of raspberry syrup in the nose. And initially this presents a positive first impression with a subtle hint of wild berries in a light golden ale. But then the substance quickly fades, and this seems a bit of a shallow brew, and after the first quaff drinks like a ’starter’ Belgian. (#5524, 5/24/2014)
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
tepid hazy gold, spotty island white head. Heavy sugar and vegetal nose, light berry. Sticky papery profile, tons of red berry front with heavy sugar, rinds and strawberry continuing through a papery oxidized finish.
solidfunk (4681) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice floral Belgian with good raspberry integration. Pours with a pink tint on the head, golden in colour otherwise. Light perfumy leave. A little watery on the palate. Bottle thanks to ajax25g at Epic Sour Tasting.
GenDV138 (2166) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at DC Annual Epic Sour Tasting, thanks ajax25g! Dark golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of raspberries and light citrus. Tastes of raspberries, citrus, wheat. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Not bad.