Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Pours a deep ruby red. Very pretty pour, but the layer of pink-tinged tan head is kind of skimpy. I wouldn’t complain, but it seems like this is generally expected to be a highly carbonated style. (Also, every thing else was so good, I felt like I had to complain about something.) The aroma is stunningly fragrant. Raspberries, vanilla, fruity sourness, spice, muskiness, and a bit of lightly toasted wheat. Mmmm. So delicious. An overwhelming slap of flavor, like stepping out of a building into a hurricane. Which comes first here, the incredibly tart, mouth puckering sourness, or the rush of sweet raspberry jam? I sure can’t tell, but my mouth is digging the chaos. This is wonderful beer. Bravo to the cheeky brewers of New Glarus! They have gone after a challenging, almost Baroque style here, and the results are remarkable. One small caveat. I think serving it cool, and not "very cold" as the label suggests, will shows off the sourness of this beer to it’s best advantage. Thanks Hezron for the bottle! axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2006 Wow! and by wow I mean WOW! We cracked this one at a tasting at Mike’s (tiadiaguy) last weekend and this was the most memorable beer of the weekend. It poured with the consistincy of a fruit smoothie. The aroma and flavor was like a tangy, rasberry sorbet. I’m definately seeking out more of this. PorterPounder (7961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Discount Liquors, Milwaukee, WI. - 500 ml bottle. Thick, murky - orangeish auburn pour with a long lasting, persistent, creamy white head. Aroma has a tangy, fresh, sour raspberry accent to it - smells like a freshly picked basket of berries. Flavor is tangy, sweet and sour at the same time -very fresh - but not quite up to snuff with the Belgian Red. Nothing artifical here. Very good, not enough words to describe it. Mouthfeel, thick and creamy and coats your tongue and throat - makes an excellent desert beer. SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2005
this definately fell short of expectations as a 99 percentile beer. raspberries were all over in this one. ditto with avaulteriam on not serving too cold. i actually tried to get my girlfriend to try this one since it was sweet and not typical beer which she hates, she said that it tasted like hot dogs and still was beer so she didnt like it. while i didnt find it as complex as she did, i must say that it was way too sweet. malternative drinkers would almost find this over the top sweet. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2005
important to not drink too cold. Anyway, this definitely smells like raspberries. Looks like a bubbly merlot. Not really a whole lot to say. Tastes like raspberry jam. Tart, a bit cloying. Violently overrated. It may be beer, but I’m not a huge fan. And like I said, do NOT serve very cold, as it concentrates the sweetness. Simple and cloying, not much else.
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2005 Cracked this puppy open and immediately thought I opened a jar of Rasberry jam. Reaks of rasberry jam which I love! Color is a dark reddish color. Taste is obviously rasberry but I detected tastes of wheat and a oaky taste as well. A great fruit beer even though it isn’t my favorite style. This would be perfect compliment to dessert, perhaps cheesecake? JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2005
For rating #100 I decided to use this delicacy!!!! It had a luscious slippery pour and a mouth watering fruit overtone that reminds me of melted raspberry sorbet with a pinch of alcohol added to it. The tartness seems pretty slight as the sweetness exuberates. Thank you Akilla for sharing! Suttree (6385) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Raspberries Cloudy pink, with a pinkish head. Can you guess what the aroma is? Can you?Oh, and here’s a shocker - the flavor is mouth watering, uncompromising raspberries. Just wonderful. New Glarus really know how to make a real beer with pitch-perfect fruit character. brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Facto! You brought a great number of excellent brews, this being only one. Thank you! I could not believe the look of this beer. Very thick, mauve color. Like velvet drapes at the theater. The aroma is strong with a tart sweetness. Raspberry abounds. The flavor was intense! Very tart and crisp raspberry overpowers all your senses. The body is warm and lingering. Just fantastic! My wife thought this was the bee’s knees! Not sure I could drink a lot of this but it would not keep me from picking up a couple of bottles. I think we need to work a trade, Facto… Shag (3000) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2005
A reddish pink color with a solid pink head. The aroma is raspberries and more raspberries. Same with the flavor. The taste is amazing, sweet upfront, sour back stage. I could drink this stuff all day.