AleRider78 (1333) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2017 pintbypint (3671) - Edmonton, Alberta, - NOV 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml clear bottle from trade with matt7215. Thank you sir, I was wanting this one for a long time. A thin light pink head sits on top of a raspberry (surprise)red body. There is some suspended particles, but beer is fairly bright. Aroma is big with ripe sweet raspberries, a slight sourness from berries also present in the background. Carbonation is quick and prickly, hits the tounge right away, though this isn’t necessarily a bad thing in this case. The spritziness seems to work well with the flavours at hand - fairly dry with light raspberry fruit with just a trace of tartness. The finish is pretty quick and dry. No signs of the 6.5% ABV. Good effort, but upping the tartness/acidity in this beer would make this a real winner.
Comes in a nice ceramic bottle with swing-top. Pours a thick fizzy head and goes away fairly quick. Just leaves a thin coat. Has a light burgundy colour, deep amber appearance. Weak lacing though. Pretty strong raspberry aroma, light roasted malts, wheats and spices. Nice bitter raspberry flavour, mild coffee, yeast, wheaty malts and very light chocolate hints. Slightly sour but not offensive and actually more sweet and tarty. Average carbonation. Warming sensation. Drying mouthfeel. Very nice presentation with bottle and appearance. Easy to drink and not too over the top with raspberries but just a tad too pricey. Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2015
Pours a beautiful ruby red with a frothy and lacey white head. Aroma of fresh raspberries, light sweetness with some tartness as well. Taste is fresh raspberries with a light bit of sweetness but balanced really well with a medium body and a drying tartness on the finish... Great fruit beer! Kauge (1976) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2015
Now that’s a fancy bottle. Got it from LCBO. It pours a rather dark maple syrupy brownish red with a fast receding tan head. Seems clear. The nose is pretty nice: obviously some very nice raspberries or rather raspberry jam, but not much else. Taste is more wheaty / grainy, with the raspberry present, but it’s a kind of dried or jammy kind of raspberry. Modestly sweet with faint sourness. The mouthfeel is dry and carbonation inactive. In the end it appears as a bit thin, with the 6.5% warming the mouth. Not bad, but its fancy design has no success in hiding the beer’s mediocrity. markas101 (2468) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Tap, Amsterdam brew house, Toronto, Canada. Medium amber with pink. Bright fruit hop aroma. Jam in the background. Nice flavour sharp with strong berry. Long jammy finish. cards04 (2822) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
Pours a clear maroon. Aromas are raspberry jam. Very nice. Flavours fall flat. A bit sweet...not a lot of tartness...almost no raspberry in the flavour. Disappointing. Beautiful bottle and artwork.
northropfrye (3643) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle shared with cards04. vibrant sweet raspberry aroma. Dark red body white head some lacing. Faintly sweet raspberry taste. Nice but not as tart or sweet as I was hoping for ljthiessen (1350) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle. Deep, clear ruby read pour with a dense, pinkish beige head. Aroma is like a fresh bowl of raspberries, hint of creaminess. Flavour is raspberries, a bit of wheat, malty like an amber ale but nicely suited to the raspberry. A really nicely done fruit beer. OntBeerDrinker (514) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2015
Bad lager/ale smell with raspberry jam smell. Same taste with a burn/bite and it’s only 6.5%. Not that great. Sekemoto (20) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
Pours a clear dark ruby with a large diminishing frothy pink head. Pink head?! That’s a first for me. Nice aroma of caramel malt and raspberries. Flavour is the same as the aroma but is a tad too sweet for me, but that’s a personal preference as this beer is very well made and enjoyable. gregorymconway (232) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2015 Ruby-red body with a very thin fizzy head, pink. Real authentic rasberry aroma, Really minimal hop presense and soft carb. Sessionable for sure.Would be a great dessert beer.