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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This special ale is full bodied with an amber/ruby hue. The ruby color is achieved from using a 1/2lb. of fresh raspberries per gallon of beer. This seasonal has a rich malty character with balanced hop bitterness and finishes with a potent berry taste. At 9% v/v, this strong ale is overflowing with flavor.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2006 22oz botttle acquired in trade with ppoitras (thanks!). Poured a medium reddish / orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of raspberries with some yeast. Tastes of raspberries. Somewhat syrupy. Sweet with a light tart finish. Wow, 9%, well hidden.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2692) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2006
Cloudy orangish brown with a fairly large head, good lacing. Aroma is sweet raspberries and not much else... some sweet malts. Sweet mouthfeel and body, minor tartness. Sweet finish with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Simple and straightforward but it gets the job done.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TURDFERGUSON (4056) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2006
i like bbc and all, but i just dont get this beer. it just doesnt balance well for me. syrupy rasperry shots followed by notes of coors light, corn, and malt. I guess I was just expecting more.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElDuderino (184) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Pours a dark purplish brown, soft light cream-colored head (pretty fluffy). The smell overwhelms with raspberries and sweet fruit. I was expecting a sour note, but this beer drinks smooth and sweet. Taste is full of old raspberry, apple and strawberry flavors. No real hop character, and the malts are mild if present at all. The body sit heavily on the pallate which is actually quite nice. Kind of like a thin syrup. The alcohol bite gets stronger as the beer warms up but is average at best. Not much going on, but still dangerous to drink with the high ABV %. Very easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2006
Pours a reddish brown, it is very dark with no light coming through leaving a 1in thick tan/red tint in the head. The inital smell is raspberry, alcohal, wheat, sugar, no real hop presence to be found. Starts on the palate a carbonated raspberry juice. As it sits on the palate the alcohal is really present. There is a slgiht bitter hop feel on the palate that finishes rough like a spirit. Decent strong ale could use some more aging to mellow out a bit.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - FEB 13, 2006
EBF 06: Nice aroma, comes on like an orgy of raspberries in your mouth, unfortunately, theyre trynig to cover the really mediocre ale theyre with.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lubiere (13525) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2009 Reddish amber ale with a light white head. Light raspberry aroma with alcohol wafting through. Sweet corny alcohol in mouth, with raspberry extract. Unidimensional. Mondial 2005.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 13, 2005
Pours brown with a hint of purple giving you a thought that sourness is to come. Aroma is fruity raspberries and apples. Taste is one dimensional of over the top sour raspberries. This beer is unlike other "fruit" beers where you cant really taste the fruit, because the raspberries are certainly here. Good fruit beer, not too special overall however.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Pours amber with an off white head. Smells of rasberries and butter. Taste is of rasberries with elements of cane sugar and a hint of raisins. Strong alcohol finish. One of the best offerings from this brewery to date.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2005
22 oz. bottle: Cloudy rusty red color, with a dish fomay white head. Aroma is rasperries on top of barnyard. Flavor is dominated, overly so, by tart raspberries, sourness grows with each sip.


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