Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014 jonnyguns (1105) - - DEC 6, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a light hazy brown with heaps of head and loads of carbonation! Aroma is all raspberries. A tart sour raspberry smell. Taste is raspberry up front, but has a slight malty finish. Quite sweet and wouldn't be able to drink too many but nice for something different.
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Very sweet hoppy aroma, obviously also raspberry. Cloudy golden amber colour with excellent head. Very strong raspberry flavour, sweet. Light to medium body with medium to high carbonation. LesArgen (366) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2013
I was assuming that this beer would be a dodgy shandy, and the sickly sweet aroma did nothing to change my mind with its overbearing candied raspberry. I felt like a kid in a candy store, but in a dystopian kind of way. Funnily enough, there was no sweetness in the taste, just as the label had faithfully promised. In fact, it was quite a tart, sour beer with only a little raspberry. I’m glad I tried it, but once is probable enough. Bif (2281) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2012 Bottle- pours a hazy bronze color with a small head that fades to decent lacing. Aroma of raspberry sweetness. Taste of raspberry sweetness. Mild bitterness and a lingering raspberry taste. Light body,smooth but too sweet. Another fruit beer which I did not really enjoy as it is too sweet. fletchfighters (1548) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
A-- Poured a light orange brown color. Short lived white head that quickly faded to film. Decent active head retention and a fair amount of carbonation shown with this.
S-- Big raspberry smell. Very tart and very berry. Has a bit of a kriek smell to it. Good nose to this.
T-- Not as big a punch in the taste as in the smell. Lots of carbonation and a little bit of sour tartness from the berries. Not as much raspberries as had hoped for from the smell.
M-- Good carbonation and has a sort of champagne sort of feel to this. Takes a bit for the tartness to kick into the mouth and need more raspberries in this. It is on the soft side and lacking a big punch that others have in this.
D-- It is good but lacks the big raspberry punch. Has a great smell but a letdown in the taste and mouth. Do get some of the residual tartness but not enough for that POW factor. This could be made into a really good raspberry brown ale though. Highly drinkable at 4.7% but one is more than suitable.
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2012
330ml bottle- pours light red in colour. strong raspberry aroma with a good dry finish. desertblues (23) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2011
Pours a light red with a thin head. Strong aroma of rasperries. Taste is the same with a slight bitter finish. Average fruit beer. davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Bottle 330ml. Very good beer. Intense aroma of raspberry, with a hint of caramel. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and average duration. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a thin head. Davros (3246) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2010
Pours dark amber with a persistent small head.
Raspberry is quite dominant on the nose, with some sweet caramel malt just noticeable underneath.
Less raspberry shows as a flavour, instead a pronounced harsh chalk, bleach and cement note is present. Some sweet malt lingers, but that harsh chemical note ruins everything. hawthorne00 (4036) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2010
Hazy gold with a slight red tinge. Bright, tight white head. Smells strongly of fresh raspberries. Taste is very slightly sweet. Dry finish. Real raspberry flavour. Not super complex, but hardly one-dimensional. Nicely integrated flavours. The pattern of ratings for this beer suggest that it has changed for the better.