RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16342) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 22, 2010
A: The pour is fairly standard for a barleywine, good amber/copper color with a thin white head. S: This beer certainly does not disappoint on the raspberry front. Lots and lots of raspberries, but certainly of the artificial/extract variety. Almost a candy-like sweetness to the nose. T: Some sweet caramel malt, toffee, and (you guessed it) a lot of raspberry extract flavor. This one is sugar/candy sweet and you might even use the term cloying to describe it. M: The body is medium to full with a moderate level of carbonation. D: The flavors were fairly nice, but after awhile, the sweetness was just too much for me. This is definitely a beer to only have a small pour of (yet the brewery puts it in a 22 oz bottle).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15757) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Reddish amber pour. Very fruity malt nose. Taste is strong raspberry preserve, resin and spruce. Rated 5/14/05

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear reddish amber color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy tart raspberry fruit and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy tart raspberry sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet fruit finish of moderate to long duration. Refreshing drinkable fruit beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13874) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2008
(22oz bottle, labeled as Raspberry Barleywine) Cloudy dark red-brown body with soft beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, raspberry syrup, lacking the tartness I associate with fresh raspberries. Taste is moderately sweet, raspberry, some earthiness, light alcohol astringency. Improves somewhat as it warms. Medium body with light stickiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lubiere (13404) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13259) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2010
22 ounce bottle courtesy of CrellMoset and aimeefausser. Thanks! Pours a hazy strawberry color with a medium offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of raspberries, caramel and a bit of nuttiness. The taste is tart raspberries, caramel, toffee, leafy hops. Medium bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (13011) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours an amber body with a small white head. Aroma of chocolate, raspberry, nougat, and caramel. Flavor of chocolate covered cherries, raspberries, and corn syrup.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
hopscotch (10944) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle... Hazy, singed caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, fat-bubbled, off-white head. Lots of raspberry in the nose. Smells artificial, but still pleasant... sweet and fruity. Full-bodied with prickly carbonation. The high abv is well-hidden. A touch more tart than sweet. Fruity. The tanginess is cool, but kind of odd. Astringent, grassy, dry finish. <b>Thanks to beerbill for the bottle!</b>

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10926) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Amber pour. Loads of raspberries and some malt. Flavor is like raspberry candy with a slightest hop twinge at the end.

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