Bill Becker (1370) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 16, 2017 god (18) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BURGUNDY COLOR EVER. That color hints at the raspberry flavor that is about to beat you over the head. The first smell is very vanilla and is very inviting. If you don't like fruit flavored beers then stay far away from this one. Really far because it will use Jedi mind tricks to impose its raspberry will on you, that's how prominent the raspberry flavor is. Starts with a citrus bite with a nice raspberry juicy finish. Medium/full body, decent head. All told it is a very nice beer and even the strong raspberry flavor seems balanced. I've never had a better raspberry flavored beer. Take it home for my son's birthday on Dec. 25. A perfect after-dinner seasonal beer.
From Nov 2005
Poured from bottle(room temp) a deep gold-brown with a good sized head that showed good lacing.
The smell is all raspberry and that's just fine with me as I want as much infusion of the fruit in this ale as I can get!
The taste is a wonderful mix of raspberry and malt and works so darn well, it's hard to put the glass down. I've enjoyed this brew for many years and will continue to as long as NB wants to brew it. ;^)
BeerRenter76 (1029) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Originally rated on 1/8/2009. Very nice aroma, raspberries of course, it wasnt in your face overwhelming, but very noticeable. The body was a deep dark brown that was almost black, with a reddish hue. Flavor was raspberries at first then a malty finish. Overall it was a pretty nice beer. JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2016
thin tan head with a definite pinkish tinge. The brew is very clear walnut brown... just spots of lacing.
Nose is distinctive "real raspberry".... also shows a nice clean brown malty character with deep toast and hints of lite cocoa.
Flavor mirrors the nose and is actually pretty dry... just clean malts and sorta jammy raspberry essence.... pretty refreshing actually. Body is a bit on the light side, but plenty of smooth small bubble carbonation makes it seem a little creamy. Homer321 (5170) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle to snifter. An immediate gawd awful aroma of rotten fruit and mustiness that makes me feel sick. a dark red pour with a medium sized light brown head. Taste is all papery thin and sugary sweetness like a lollipop. This is horrible. bulldogops (2726) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
Rating #1392 - 15.12.2014 On tap @revolutionyeg. Pours a deep ruby Aroma is strong raspberry. Taste is more of the same, sweet berry juicyness, light tartness. Palate is heavy with sweetness, but it isn’t unwelcome in this instance.
snoworsummer (5961) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Pours opaque bright red with a creamy, fizzy off white head. Tastes like cherry, dried fruit, earthy malt, and toffee. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like cherry, dried fruit, earthy malt, and some toffee. sonnycheeba (6279) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Tap at New Belgium. Pours copper/ruby. Aroma is cherries, raspberries, toasted malts, and faint caramel. Flavor is dry with modest fruit flavor and a faint chocolate finish. Medium body. Beerdedone (3446) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours ruby red with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts and raspberry fruitiness. Flavor of sweet raspberry, toasted malts, roasted grains and had a light tartness. AgentAle (1808) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
Aroma is raspberry and sulphur. Taste is pale malts with faint caramel and mostly raspberry tones that are fairly well balanced and not consuming. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well. rejtable (2819) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
Tap at craft Edmonton. Nose is reasonably quiet, some fruit. Flavours are cranberry, raspberry, some light vinegar. Taste light sweet light/med tart. Full sticky body lively carbonation.