solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2012
A little bitter with the fruit, sour berry tang as well. Actually pretty good, especially for an Amsterdam. Was pleasantly surprised. Good hazy color, good carbonation. Pretty hammed by the time I tried this one...on tap at volos herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2012
Reddish orange with a white head. Aroma is sour fruit, almost sour hard candy. Slick and medium body. Sour with a lasting finish. Almost synthetic. This is pretty one dimensional. Could use some balanced malt influence. Listigovers (1312) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
Strong slightly sour berry aroma. Ruby red mixed with brown. Kinda gorgeous. Fruit only in the dry aftertaste... very tart. Spoiled dirty musty aftertaste is very delicious for any wild ale fan. Would drink again! Not as pungent as a Belgian lambic but damn good. RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
on tap. a very pleasent fruit beer. raspberry nose and flavour, not overwhelmingly sweet. almost exactly what I want in a fruit beer. Ontbeertaster (3208) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2011
Tap at volo, pours a nice red colour, smell is ful of raspberries the taste is nice and sweet rasp with a bit of spice.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle in Toronto. Pours ruby red, which is great. Good frothy head as well. Tastes and smells pretty much of red raspberries...which is great, but all it needs is some serious funk and we’d be talking. Hammy78 (975) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
Draught at Bar Volo. Pours a slight reddish, OK head and lace. Aroma is sweet and the taste was also sweet and of berries without a doubt. A little sweet for my liking. neuromatt (1226) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2010
341 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a lager glass. Pours clear reddish-pink with a tall pink frothy head. The head slowly fades to a bare cover but leaves a moderate amount of loose lace. The nose has notes of raspberry, grain and a hint of hops. The flavour is tart and somewhat acidic, with a hoppy bitterness that grows towards the finish. The finish is moderate in length and somewhat sour with a hint of hops. On the palate, it is light in body with a smooth, watery texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is quite one-dimensional; it is all about the raspberries. A little sour for my taste, but palatable. 2010-12-14 Fred82 (2339) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2010
Long forgotten 341ml bottle thanks to cfrancis (if memory serves)Metalchopz (3530) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2010
Appearance : Shiny ruby red with medium fizzy head. Light lacing.
Aroma : Raspberries with light adjunct and grain.
Taste : Raspberries with light veggy hoppy finish. Rather dry. Finish has enjoyable notes of raspberries.
Overall : Not too bad. Enjoyable raspberries taste but with some cheap stuff all around it. It gets better with time. The light off-flavours fades away leaving room to raspberries. I really think that raspberry beer need to be brewed with fruity American hops (like Brasseur du Temps Framboyante).
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2012 Originally rated August 2005. Thanks to Ms. Sénécal for this one, bought a year ago at the LCBO in Ottawa, Ontario. Comes in an awesome off-white ceramic 750ml bottle. Pours a crazy-crazy-crazy tanned head that stays long enough. Lacing is mighty fine. Colour is red-purple. The beautiful nose is of raspberry purée. The mouthfeel is slightly tarty with a sourness found in the finish. The raspberry fruit in the mouth is quite mild though. Quite refreshing and not too sweet. Overall, a good fruit beer, and surprised it comes from Amsterdam Brewing.