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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brown Ale with natural raspberry flavor. A chocolate Brown Ale with the essence of ripe red raspberries, made with malted barley, chocolate and caramel malts, hops, and natural raspberry flavor.

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3.2
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Pours a dark brown body with a light tan head. The aroma brings a nice malty coco, a small hint of coffee and some nuttiness to the palate. The raspberry in a nice infusion although it seems fake as it gets, like a cheap syrup of kinds. As noted by an insider, this is nothing more than but the Downtown Brown, which is a great beer, but with a raspberry essence that kind of kills it. Silky palate though.

3.2
SDalkoholic (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Holy moly does this stuff ever have a aroma of freshly picked rasberry. My nose also finds a trace of cranberry with a very faint smell of caramel malt lurking behing all the fruit. The hue is a amber red with a brownisn tint occuring while a little head will rest on top. The flavor is fruity and thats not really my style for a beer but this is actually a okay fruit beer. Taste a lot like Lipton’s rasberry iced tea and has also has a regular tea flavoring to it too. A notice of caramel malts and a small usage of hops are detected in the drink. Pretty average fruit beer.

3.1
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2005
a raspberry flavoured beer. The flavour and nose is all well balance, but this beer didn’t strike me well. Wasn’t really feeling it after the first few sips.

4.3
dwyerpg (6187) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Smells like raspberries, looks brown. This beer is really an enigma, in that is both quite fruity and heavy. Finish is rather thick. A good beer, but two at one sitting would probably be more than enough.

3
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Murky red brown. Small foamy off white head. Raspberry concentrate aroma. Slightly toasty and nutty malt flavors with a syrupy raspberry concentrate flavor that becomes noticable near the finish. Residual raspberry notes and some cocoa in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium, not too sticky.

2.2
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2005
A reddish brown color. Raspberry is very prevalent in the nose. Syrupy-sweet raspberry flavor on top of an earthy brown ale. Good at first but disgusting at the end.

3.5
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Raspberry aroma is strongest when the bottle is first cracked, or if you hang over the glass for a minute. Nice head that craters then disspates to a thin layer. Brown body with ruby hints. Hoppy, then chocolate flavors, passing away to some nuttiness. Not a lot of raspberry flavor except as a very late aftertaste.

3.3
PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2005
22 oz bomber, Market Square Liquors, Tallahassee, Fl Pours a tea-colored brown with some ruby-red tints. Light, off-white colored head. Aroma has faint wisps of raspberry in there, smells fresh. Flavor has some sweet chocolate underlying the raspberry aling with some nuttiness. . The raspberry flavor is very natural tasting, not cloyingly sweet. One of the better fruit beers I have had in terms of blending the fruit flavor.

4
DYCSoccer17 (3697) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Many thanks to Rastacouere for this one. Raspberry aroma with notes of a weird cleanser and some metallic rust notes. Not particularly pleasing aroma. Dark amber/burgundy color with a frothy light tan head. Start is slightly tart with mild hints of raspberries. In the middle, it turns roasty, toasty and malty with chocolate tones. This is extremely well-balanced flavorwise. The raspberries work well with the chocolate and roasted malts and neither overpowers the other. This should be what brewers strive for flavorwise and balancewise when they make fruited brown ales. Unfortunately, the aroma on this beer sucks.

3.2
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2005
bomber shared with DYCSoccer17. Garnet red with a medium beige head. Lots of raspberry on the nose, and some other sweet characteristics. Thin mouthfeel, raspberry dominates, however it is not cloying. Maybe a hint of lightly roasted malt. But raspberry is the king on this one. thin, watery, but definately drinkable.


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