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

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RATINGS: 435   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   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 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.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4486) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Smells like raspberries. A little lambicish in texture. Mostly though, the can and the carbonation remind me of energy drinks. Hard to think of it as beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2005
25cl can found at chevy chase wine & liqours: Cloudy, opaque pink body with a small white head that quickly fades to spotting and a small ring. The aroma is sharp sourness followed by raspberry syrup. I canít tell if this sourness is in fact sour beer or artificial, over-the-top sweetners. I dive in for the taste. Wow. I think this was originally a solid sour beer with raspberry syrup added...but then they had to go and add artificial sweeteners up the ass. Thereís a fleeting hint of sourness right up front, but just before it fully devops on the palate raspberry and artificial sweetners & flavors take over. It almost tastes like potato at one point. Medium bodied, lively forced carbonation. Well this pisses me off. It seems like somewhere before the artificial sweeteners, flavors, and forced carbonation there was a good beer. Iíd like to taste it.

1.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
belleofthebeer (4) - USA - SEP 30, 2005 does not count
Yuck! Although I was seduced by the label too (sexy silhouette) and the proclamation of "The fruity Pink," all I could taste was aspartame. Very nasty. But, it scores a few points for looks.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Nice pink can. Anyway this is like a wit with some jungle juice poured in it. A bright pink/orange color with a white head. The flavor is citrus with some raspberries in the mix. An okay beer for a hot summer thirst quincher but nothing more.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2005
(Bottle 25 cl) Damned be the artificial sweeteners. If it hadnít been for them this wouldíve been close to the perfect fruit-beer. Now the sticky, artificial sweetness detracts so much. Damned.... Pours hazy pink with a slightly pink head. Very marked - yet fresh - raspberry aroma. Distinct raspberry flavour with a rather high underlying tartness. But as said, the sweeteners are a bit too present. Does this really have Petrus Aged Pale Ale added??? 290905

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Littlebaby can poured pinkish with a nice light white head . Aroma is sweet and a bit sour. Flavor is sweet with a bit of a tang, I want to say kind of labish like, but no its to swet fot that. Not bad for a change of pace.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry at Ciroís. Pours a hazy pinkish orange with a small fizzy white head. The aroma and flavour are very, very sweet and yet manage to also be tart -- almost candy-like. One of the more pleasant Fruit Beers Iíve tried but itís not really something I would buy. I enjoyed it for what it is.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Lord, what a mess. Comes out of a can that looks suspiciously like a Red Bull can (a foreshadowing of things to come?) Cloudy pink, with a foamy pink head. Aroma of raspberries and uh, well nothing. First flavor is raspberry syrup and sugar. as it warms, notes of orange coriander to remind you that it is wit based, then a syrupy, sweet finish that reminds me of Red Bull.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Pink. Bubbly, pink head. Appearance points for flashiness and the ladies lips on the can. Sweet raspberry juice aroma. Raspberry juice flavor with some yeast and slight malt- a bit of a lambic character to it (but it could just be a mental association with the raspberry)- very sweet. Juicy palate with light carbonation.


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