RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2011
Cask, Bodega, Ncl. Looking at the previous reviews, I’m going a bit against the grain. I thought it had a lovely raspberry flavour, which started soft and subtle and finished with a good tang. Pleasantly amber coloured, slides across the tongue with juicy sweetness, yet finishes dry and full flavoured. Thoroughly enjoyed this. cgarvieuk (26029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2011 Cask at aberdeen Beer festival ... Light fruity raspberry light hop... not complex but tasty... RichardGretton (4788) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2010
[email protected]maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2008
Beer Festival 2010. Vibrant looking golden beer with a smooth malty and mildly bitter aroma. The flavour is smooth, refreshingly malty and bitter. Overall a refreshingly fruity English wheat beer.
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Leicester BF. A golden coloured beer which I drank blind so wasn’t looking for fruit at all let alone raspberries. Thought I was getting black or blueberries, but there’s an obvious quite pleasant fruitiness. The taste has that fruit again. I really liked this and didn’t find it syrupy and artificial at all. A good drinker. johndoughty (5543) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2008
Bottle. Orange and flat. Gentle fruitiness and medium body. Left no lacing and was well bottled. After some of the disasters I havehad recently with BCA’s this was a pleasant surprise.
Leighton (22329) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2012 Gravity cask at the Bree Louise, London. Pours clear, rich gold with no head. Definitely some raspberry in the nose. Light to medium sweet flavor, a bit of raspberry and straw. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Lots of gaming - mostly Counter Strike. Lightly dry and not at all cloying to finish, with more pale malts and raspberry impressions. Pretty damn nice. (3.5)SaintMatty (7529) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2012
Update, the day after writing this rate: I wrote this review after an evening of prodigious drinking and, to be honest, I have no idea what that Counter Strike reference is about. Apparently I was having an inner monologue regarding my secondary school gaming practices, answering the question: What first-person shooter games did you play? The answer, of course, would be Counter Strike.
Had this beer again some place, probably Bree Louise or some such. Pours clear, rich gold with no head (no head? Smacks of BR). Definitely some raspberry notes in the nose. Medium sweet flavor with straw first and foremost, then raspberry, some pale malts. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet to finish, lightly dry with decent raspberry character. Not at all cloying, which is nice. More pale malts in the aftertaste. Pretty nice in general. (3.4)
500ml Bottle - Hazy amber in colour. Malt, dried fruit and raspberries in the aroma. Fruity, dry and tangy taste with notes of tart raspberries, malt, grain and sultanas. Interesting and fairly refreshing. jjsint (3502) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Clear orange-gold. No head. Fruit, wheat and paper aroma. Taste is really sour - a surprise for a mainstream cask ale. Sweet edges can’t barge their way past the sourness. A twist on a classic formula. berkshirejohn (6662) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2011
50cl bottle from the Home Brew Shop, Aldershot. Amber, with a white head that rapidly fades to a ring; definitely a fruity aroma, but I would have guessed cherries in a blind tasting, plus some honey and cereal grains; light bodied with a floury texture and some great fruit, but once again cherry although this time there is raspberry as well; there’s a touch of honey, but not much, leaving a dry cereal finish that seems oaty rather than wheaty. A very pleasant fruit beer - even if it seems a trifle confused to my palate. jamesie1857 (1980) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
Gravity at Royal Oak, Coal Aston - Hazy yellow, very little head. Nice big nose of raspberries, carries through to the dry raspberry taste. A good one to end the day....