corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Draft at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia, PA.
Pours a deep dark red color that looks kind of like a mixture of fruit punch and fake blood from a ’70s blacksploitation film. Minimal pinkish-white head that immediately fades. No lacing.
The aroma of this beer is bursting with uber fresh, tart raspberry that overpowers almost everything else. Some lactic funk and acidity but the raspberry character is so promient that it doesn’t smell(or taste) like a Berliner weiss. Really strong sweet raspberry presence that smells really nice but I wish that it was a bit truer to style.
Medium bodied with a nice balance of raspberry sweetness and tart, puckering sourness. Again, the raspberries dominate but it’s a little more complex than the nose suggests. Very, very sweet with a rush of tart and sweet raspberry flavor that lingers over some lactic funk and citric acidity into a dry, tart finish. It’s even a little bit seedy but after a while the raspberry flavor becomes a bit overwhelming. Like the other three Berliners from FB that I’ve tried, the traditional characteristics are almost completely overshadowed. Could use more funk, citrus, bread and wheat. Definitely the sweetest of the four I’ve tried so far but I did enjoy the fresh raspberry flavor. joesf35 (77) - Margate, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2012 Way too tart and sour. Nice aroma but it ends there. Unless you like this tart style of beer, go with their hop gun. Huhzubendah (3775) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2012
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer is a gorgeous, radiant pink hue. A miniscule head fades entirely within a few moments. Both the aroma and flavor are dominated by raspberries and pie crust. Add a touch of brettanomyces and that about sums it up. Big pucker factor in the finish. Aggressively tart. Overall, this was enjoyable but not on the same level as the superb Passion Fruit Berliner. burg326 (5630) - Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
On draft at the Sour Fest, poured a nice pink color, witha romas of fresh cut raspberries, tart raspberry puree, and light funk. Flavor is the same, not overly tart, very drinkable in the heat. Glad this one was here for me to try. sarro (134) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Pours a pink hued red, almost light cranberry in color. Nose is all sweet raspberry. Taste is tons of seedy, prickly raspberries, but a bit sweet. Could be a little more tart, but still refreshing nonetheless.
crosamich (474) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUN 22, 2012
On tap Cajun sour fest. Fuzzy raspberry, like licking the berry right off the vine. Nice balance between tart and fruit. jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2012
on tap @Cajun Sourfest-pours red and still. Aroma is raspberry with some sour. Taste is sour/tart raspberry. drowland (9186) - Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2012
6/16/12. On tap at the Cajun Sourfest. Nice pink pour with a good head. Fresh raspberry aroma with a bit of funk. Also a fresh raspberry flavor with a bit of funkiness and graininess. Tart as well. Nice! Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
On tap at Churchkey. Served in a mini snifter. Pours a bright pink color with a thin white head that recedes quite quickly. The nose carries a light bit of cheese, especially as it warms. Behind that is a strong scent of fresh raspberries. Bright and acidic as opposed to musty and earthy. Flavor has an underlying tartness to be paired with the strong raspberry presence. Moderate acidity. Light body. Very good and thirst quenching. Quite nice other than the cheesiness in the nose. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Draft. Cloudy pink body topped by small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, raspberry, some lemon, tart. Taste is moderately sweet, lemon, some raspberry, sour. Light-medium body, light stickiness, acidity.