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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Introducing new Smashing Berry Ale! It’s rich and complex, with an assertive, satisfying berry character - more than most fruit beers.

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RSRIZZO (2032) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Had this brew at G.A.B.F. 08’. Aroma is a strong berry scent. Color is a light yellow with fair carbonation and an average head. Wow its like drinking fruit punch Kool-Aid. Its light and refreshing but not a brew I would want to drink.

2.5
alexsdad06 (10943) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2008
22 oz. bottle shared by shigadeyo. Pours quite a bit like dirty water - murky light brown pink with essentially no head. The aroma is a huge sweet berry sensation much like that found in koolaid or wine coolers (sorry, I’m having flashbacks to the late 80’s early 90’s). The flavor is a more watered down version of the aroma. Moderately sweet berry and pale malts. The flavor seems to be artificial. A dissapointing brew from Hoppin Frog.

2.5
Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Pours straw/gold with a white head. Smells of syrup (sugar, berries). Tastes of berry juice and some sweet malt.

2.5
jsquire (4621) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Pale golden color with a thin fizzy white head. Nose of berry cool aid. Lots of raspberry syrup flavor. Really sweet with a taste that reminds me of the blue part of those bomb pops I used to eat as a kid. Not an offensive fruit beer, but not a great use of fruit in beer either.

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edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2008
7/26/08: Bottle.
Sickening sweet berry aroma (powdered drink mix and sugar). Pale salmon colored body. Flavors of berry, cantaloupe and wheat.

2.5
Tmoney99 (15032) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2008
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured clear reddish amber color with an average fizzy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Moderate berry tart citrus aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium sweet berry flavor with medium to heavy sweet finish of short duration. This beer did not meet my expectations.

2.3
Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2008
Pours a clear, yellowish-straw color. A small, foamy, off-white head fades quickly to a wispy film. Wet lacing leaves little to nothing behind. Aromas include pale, sweet malts, light corn syrup, and artificial blueberry and raspberry scents. Flavors basically continue this disappointing trend, tasting more like a berry Gatorade than a beer. The medium-light body is sugary and too sweet. It almost feels like a flat soda in the mouth. Bleh.....this is not my cup of tea by any means.

2
pintsize (1041) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2008
5-30-08 bottle thanks to Miketd

Clear pale yellow water with no lasing head. Smell is insanely sweet and dense berries and candy. Weak and awful palate. Flavor is exactly like a crappy vitamin flavored berry water - not enjoyable for me at all. I prefer Lone Star to this.

2.9
lb4lb (2632) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Bottle from miketd in trade. Thanks!

Pours a very light yellowish, orange, clear color. Smell is light and berry candy like. Taste is mild, thin and moderately sweet and with artificial candy-like berry flavor. Thin fruit-wheat beer like character, but not sure there is any wheat in it. Very easy to drink and not offensive, but somewhat artificial and thin.

3.5
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2008
22 oz. bottle via trade with Brigadier - Pours a golden color with a very slight haze and a one finger thick white head. The head fades pretty quick and leaves some light spotty lacing. Aroma is basicly berry. Flavor is also berry. Medium body. Very smooth palate. This beer is one dimensional, but is pretty good as fruit beers go. Thanks Nathan.


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