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Brewed by Swans Brewpub
Style: Fruit Beer
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A kick in the pants… or skirt. This best selling beer is medium-bodied and fermented with real raspberries to create a complex and delicate brew.

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3.2
blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2008
Bottle (22oz) shared with jerc, mabel, GregClow & mds -- courtesy of GregClow. Labelled ’Berry Ale’. Pours a clear ruby-orange with an average size diminishing off-white head. Nice tart berry aroma with some light malt, light hops and spices. Slightly watery flavour with sweet malt, mild berry tartness and a short finish. Alcohol’s totally hidden. Average to medium bodied. A pretty decent Fruit beer.

2.6
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
Bottle. Light copper-red body with a small, creamy, white head. The aroma has some light raspberry, metal, and light jam sweetness. Flavour has raspberry syrup, strawberry, and some sweet cookie and caramel. It’s pretty weak and somewhat muddled together.

3.2
jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2008
2008-02-01. Bottle labeled Berry Ale. Dark amber body with a small off white head. Good amount of raspberry aroma is lightly tart with a perceived slightly artificial note to it. (6+) Sweet malt underlies a sweet tart raspberry flavour. Average palate. Alcohol is not noticeable. Pretty decent fruit beer but fairly plain overall.

3.7
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2008
Bottle (labelled as "Berry Ale") shared with jerc, mabel, blankboy & mds - my bottle. Ruby-orange colour with a small head. Very nice tart berry notes in the aroma, but also a strong malt backbone, making it obvious that this is a beer and not a fruity pseudo-cooler. Good mouthfeel, full without being heavy. Good flavour, with sweet malt in balance with the tart raspberry. Hides that 7% frighteningly well. A pleasant surprise.

2.6
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2007
Bottle simply says "Berry Ale". Pours a soft amber with a mall layer of foam. Holy diacetyl, batman! Smells just like microwave popcorn! Taste has a faint tartness to it. Again, tons of diacetyl and light cranberry/gooseberry. Decent carb, thin body. Ouch ouch ouch!

2.9
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2007
on tap-pours a thin white head and red color. Aroma is berry. Taste is berry spritzer. OK carbonation.

3.3
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2007
Smooth berry ale with a pleasing dry finish. Balanced and not too sweet. Lovely ruby shine and a fruity aroma. Refreshing, and hits the spot if you are in the mood for this style.

2.7
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2007
7/14/07 On draught at the brewery. Aroma is raspberry bubble gum. Appearance is similar to a regular American amber with a low head. Flavor is a raspberry/sweet malt blend forward, slightly sour, with moderate bittering and no hop character. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a medium/high carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, this does keep some amber character, but it’s just not easy drinking enough.

3.3
shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Pacific Northwest Vacation 2007

8/24/2007: Buckerfields Raspberry Ale has blueberry-like floral aroma and a berry flavor (blueberry flavor with a raspberry tartness). There is a light citrusy hoppiness and smooth maltiness underneath the berry flavor. The beer is medium-light to medium in body and has a mellow, mild palate. It really reminds me of an English Bitter with some berry flavoring added to it. I really though think that this is a pretty good fruit beer.

Draught sample at Swans Brewpub in Victoria, BC, Canada. Rating #14 for this beer...

3.2
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Draught sample at Swans Hotel. Light raspberry fruity aroma. Mild tartness over sugary sweet malt; like raspberry Kool-Aid nose. Copper amber clear with no head. Medium bodie with medium carbonation. Nice and fruity with decent raspberry flavor to start. Light sweetness with mild fruity crisp finish and light fruity clean after. Not a bad fruit beer.


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