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


on tap

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RATINGS: 476   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.54   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Patrickctenchi (5078) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle: Cloudy brown-gold with a thick white head. Raspberry, bready scent. Very sweet, raspberry, a bit wheaty. Cloying, artificial and sugary tasting. Thick.... Not too good, overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (7438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"a little sweet, pink, and, well, itís packaged like a chicks energy drink for crying out loud, so iím gonna hafta knock the "appearance" for that. itís actually a little tasty, but you canít tell the base is a wit. Really the wit didnít assert itself as a wit, so there you go. this one is the better of the two. refreshing if uncomplicated."

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tania_nexust (230) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle gifted by a friend, but may be a few years old so may need to take age into consideration. A pale brownish-pink in the glass. Aroma is very sweet and sickly, but surprisingly this isnít carried through to the flavour - which is watery fruit and a nondeScript (but not sweet) finish. Not as bad as I thought it might be (was expecting very sweet and artificial tasting), but not a beer Iíd be rushing to drink again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sturmthis (941) - Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
11.2 oz bottle. Light pink color with pink tint. Sweet artificial raspberry aroma. Carbonated and light raspberry taste. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (2739) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours pinky orange with big fruity berry nose. Taste is raspberry, elderflower, wheat and funk. Pleasant, fruity and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1317) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2014
Een lekker verfrissend fruitbiertje voor te drinken als het warm is. Niets meer, niets minder

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (9809) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4525) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
MarcoDL (3068) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
This ainít beer, this is lemonade. Sweet raspberry lemonade, with some remnants of what should be a wheat beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chad9976 (1467) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2014
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.

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