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Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Fruit Beer
Harelbeke, Belgium
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Also marketed as Rosarda in the UK
A blend of regular Wittekerke, the best Belgian wheat beer, known for its fruity aroma and taste, together with 10% of the purest Raspberry fruit, and a dash of the Petrus Aged Pale ale, the original mother beer that is aged in oak for up to 3 years. This combination is made in heaven, beer-heaven at the Bavik brewery in Belgium.


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2005
A raspberry white in a can? Hmm... interesting. Whatís this? They actually admit to using artificial sweeteners and flavors? Now Iím getting worried. Better pour... Pours a cloudy pink with a creamy white head. Nice aroma of acidic raspberries, almost lambic-like. Taste is raspberries, aspartame, and dry toffee. Adding the sweetener to this beer was a HUGE mistake, in my opinion. Turns this beer into the bastard child of beer and "malternatives". However, looking past the sweetener, thereís not a whole lot of incredible flavor here anyways. So looking at the pink can, the figure on the can, and the overall advertising, this is Belgiumís adaptation of Smirnoff Ice. The ultimate chick beer. "The Fruity Pink"?!? That pretty much says it all, and thatís just what Iíd probably call any guy I caught drinking this for pleasure. Iíll stick to something with hops intead of aspartame.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Crockett (1008) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2005
Pours pink grapefruit juice with a minimal white head (some stray bubbles). Nose of lemon, wheat, cranberry, and raspberries. Quite tart but mostly sweet. Itís 10% of "the purest raspberry fruit" what the hell does that mean. Iíll kill myself if they didnít 100% of the purest aspartame. Tinny sweet "alco-pop" Although it deserves somewhere in the low 1ís for being an abomination, it does have some qualities that carry this limping corpse of a beer.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2005
Bottle. Too much rasberry flavoured fairy floss, candy sugar. Syruppy rasberry cordial, too sweet.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2005 Damn whatamyone else says I like this. It did make me slightly embarresed to buy it because of the pink can obviously marketted at women. Also I know the bottled version would taste better. While the can gives it a slightly tinny taste the quality still comes through. The flavor tastes natural, unlike Lenies which tastes like nutra sweet. However it is a little too sweet. If they water it down slightly they could challenge the Lindemans. All in all pretty good

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5120) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2005
BB May 2005. Slightly hazy orange color, medium lasting pinkish head. Aroma is sweet, sugar, some raspberry. Sweet taste, slightly sour, fruity of raspberry. Sticky palate. Actually quite drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pkbites (688) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Aroma of over-ripe raspberries. Pours an outstanding light red, with a pinkish head that last a long time. Sweet & tangy, like pure fruit juice with a beer chaser. This is very, very similar to Leinenkugels Berry Weiss. A little too tangy though. I got mine at the Grape & Grain in Mequon, WI.. Cans: 8.5 ounces each. At only 8 1/2 oz. drinking one or 2 is an easy treat. Any more than that and it gets sickening. I recommend giving this a try if you like raspberries. Something even better in the raspberry/beer department is Founders RŁbśus. Try them both!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Had a black berry and raspberry aroma. Dark golden body with a hint od red. Decent head and good carbination. Good raspberry flavor and mild sour and tart to it. Carbination aftertaste of berrys. Decent fruit beer.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2005
Bottled (BB 05/2006)
Hazy red-bonk, small reddish head. Quite fresh rasberry aroma, but lemonade-like. Sweet rasberry juice flavor, sugary (saccarine), in the finish artifical plastic notes. Harshness in the aftertaste . "Beer" for kids.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Pretty good raspberry aroma at first then got a bit too sweet. Flavor is watered down, tart and a bit sour. Flavor got almost medicinal towards the end.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2005 The important thing to remember about my rating of this beer is the circumstance in which I drank it. I went to a show tonight. PBR was $2.50. I brought a six of this beer in 8 oz cans so that I could chug beer outside without missing too much. This beer is pink, it smells and tastes like raspberries and itís fairly cheap. If it was served in a corked 750 mL bottle Iíd hate on it til the cows came home. But as a quick and easy alcohol delivery system it serves its purpose. Basically, this is Abita Purple Haze in easy to drink cans. Feel free to hate it for being a commercial ass fruit beer, but love it for playing a role in getting people drunk quickly and easily. Brilliant marketing saves the day.


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