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


on tap

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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DinkingDutch (10) - - JUL 14, 2006
Pinkish colour. Interesting taste. Very fruity. When you get serious, you get that very chemical artificial taste and wonder how many you need to drink before you get cancer or something... It has a bit bad smell. Regardless, something one needs to try once or twice. A variety beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chad9976 (1139) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (3572) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
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..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (2024) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 22, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bamsen78 (2993) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2014
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BuckeyeBoy (2649) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 3, 2014
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MonsterMagnet (158) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy pink with a white head. Raspberries, sugar... A bit like íroosviceeí. Way too sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zacgillbanks (2160) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kevnic2008 (7672) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - APR 26, 2014
Pours pink colour. Aroma of raspberries. Flavor is raspberries and corn. Not that good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niko100 (1947) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2014
Cloudy pink color; Light to medium body; Aroma of wheat, yeast, & raspberries; Flavor of sweet malt/wheat, yeast, and raspberries/fruit; A bit too sweet - but decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Lore (1005) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 23, 2014
pink colour, pinkish head;aroma and taste of raspberry and bubblegum; very artificial, really horrible

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