Dogbrick (9096) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Winking Lizard. Cloudy dark purple-pink color with a medium pinkish-white head that evaporates steadily to a film. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of berries and wheat. Light-bodied with flavors of sweet raspberries, wheat and yeast. The finish is fruity with a short artificial berry aftertaste. Barely average overall.
johndoughty (4157) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Strange yellowish purple appearance. Flavour was flowery with hops. Clear appearance and a medium body. Turned out better than anticipated. A summer thirst quencher sums it up.
MarcoDL (2587) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This ainít beer, this is lemonade. Sweet raspberry lemonade, with some remnants of what should be a wheat beer.
Chad9976 (1330) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I poured a 25cl can into a flute glass. It had a best before date of 8/28/15 and cost $3.49 ($0.41 per ounce).
Appearance: Pale pinkish hue with some large sediment chunks floating around. Initially pours to a large, white, foamy head, though it mostly evaporates but does leave some lacing on the glass.
Smell: Any kind of raspberry flavoring scent. Does not smell authentic. However, it does not smell bad.
Taste: I didnít think it was possible for a Belgian brewery to actually make lousy editions of their own beers, but apparently Bavik Brewery has managed to do so. I wasnít a fan of their Wittekerke witbier, though I had high hopes the Wittekerke Rosť would be an improvement. Fruit beers are difficult to screw up, but somehow it happened with this beer. Basically, it just tastes very fake. Itís overly sweet and cloying with no authenticity to it at all. Thatís odd, considering raspberry puree tends to taste great in wheat-based beers. It doesnít taste like jam, itís closer to Starburst candy. In fact, the ingredients listed on the can indicates the beer several artificial sweeteners in it. I usually dig sweet beers, but this is extremely cloying Ė so much so itís off-putting.
Drinkability: Drinking a 4.3% ABV fruit beer on a hot summerís evening is usually a winning combination. But in the case of Wittekerke Rosť, it really isnít benefited by the situation. Because itís so sweet and faux-tasting itís difficult to drink in more than small sips. The mouthfeel is thin with a watery texture and calm body, but thereís a raspberry sweetener aftertaste thatís a little annoying. Iím glad this only came in a 25cl can, as any more would be a challenge to finish.
ManVsBeer (5247) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tesco, Prestwich. Amber-red with a thin head. Has a high fruitiness, the raspberry is more than evident in both aroma and taste, although not necessarily overbearing. Has a small bitter kick amongst its sweetness..
stevoj (2637) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice ending to a hot summer day, light and refreshing. Aroma of fruit punch, pours hazy golden with a tinge of red, nice full creamy head. Taste is more fruit punch, with a lingering, sticky sweet finish.
Bamsen78 (3942) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught @ Sherlock Holmes, Aarhus. Pours hazy amber with small off-white, slightly pinkish head. Clear aroma of fruit, with notes of yeast. Sweetish flavour of berries, with notes of yeast and malt. Sweet afteraste, with rough, estery notes. Not the worst Fruit Beer I have had, but nothing impressive, either.
BuckeyeBoy (3139) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 3, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2oz bottle pours out a cloudy golden topped with a small head. Nose is lots of sweetness raspberry jam and some malt. Taste is just as the nose with lots of sweetness raspberry jam and some odd ending.
MonsterMagnet (443) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours hazy pink with a white head. Raspberries, sugar... A bit like íroosviceeí. Way too sweet.
zacgillbanks (2888) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Rosarda bottle from Tesco, Gateshead. Hazy pinky-orange coloured with a sweet sugary raspberry flavour followed by a dry, tart slight raspberry cheesecake flavoured finish. Almost good, but too sugary sweet.