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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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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3.7
DragonStout (1416) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2007
Thanx to jjpm for this wonderful brew.Huge rspberry aroma.Pours an auburn color with a thin lacing head that stuck on the side of the glass.Has a spicy raspberry flavor bursting out everywhere.Finish was raspberry sweet. Shared with elmatador.

3.5
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2007
Orange with Red Hue and White Skin. Raspberry Aroma...Medium Mouthfeel and Syrapy Body. Strong Raspberry Flavor Througout...The Fruit Comes Out Enjoyable but Borderlines Artificial...It’s Carried Well by the Body and Alcohol This Brew Has...Sweet Tart...Lightly Bittered Ending. For a Fruit Beer, Quite Enjoyable...And Makes Me Ponder That Perhaps it Could be Improved by a Bigger Bodied Beer to go Alongside the Fruit.

3.2
hopdog (12510) - 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
ABUSEDGOAT (2759) - 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
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - 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
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
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
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, they’re trynig to cover the really mediocre ale they’re with.

2.5
Lubiere (13905) - 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
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.


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