BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2005
Beauty in a bottle. Deep crimson red with a pinkish head. Aroma was super sized raspberries like raspberry jam. Flavour was domination by the raspberries but so carefully balanced by the malts. The bitterness and sweetness are tightly joined. This beer is so versatile, it could be used as a dessert beer, a summer beer, poured over ice cream or simply enjoyed in Mansland. MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2005
pours a bright red w/ a thick pink foam head smelled of sweet rassberryies, good carbonationg and a nice body in the palate. The flavor was of sweet and bitter rassberries w/ hints of light malt. Overall a very well done but not overly complex beer, raz is not my favorite flavor but this was still pretty good. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2005
From the bottle this brew pours a deep red with a lavander tall fluffy head. The raspberry in this is by far the most amazing fruit aroma i’ve ever witnessed in a beer. Rich and sweet, like a dessert filling or a rich raspberry jelly. The tartness of the berries cuts through a lot of the sweetness and makes this very drinkable and it would be perfect alongside any dessert. aspidites (1271) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
liquid sex from the midwest. first time anyone has ever used midwest and sex in the same sentence. The color is beautiful and the palate is even more so. Tart acidic and fruit forward this is a wonderful appertif. goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2005
Poured a purple color with a medium pink head. Aroma was purely sweet and tart raspberry. You have to like raspberry for this one and if you do it is amazing. Sweet raspberry flavor thick and mildly syrupy with a moderate length sweet finish. Great desert beer especially with a good vanillia bean ice cream.
Ernest (7862) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Head is initially small, fizzy, pink, fully diminishing. Body is dark reddish purple. Aroma is raspberry. Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Really nothing but raspberry in the aroma; while that’s nice, it just doesn’t resemble beer in any way...this is soda pop from start to finish. I’m afraid I need more than that to give high scores. Brad (363) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2005 Rich red color, with rose colored rocky head, which diminishes moderately quickly. Heavly carbonated, like champagne. Strong raspberry aroma that is a little overpowering, tartness provides a relief from the sweetness. Sweet and sour raspberry flavor. Heavily carbonated tickling mouthfeel. flemdawg (563) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Deep ruby color witha pink head and some of the best lacing I have ever seen from a beer. Fresh raspberry aroma, but possibly more like raspberry jam and a slight hint of wood. Sour raspberry taste, but not as much as as I would have expected from the intense aroma. Also got that hint of wood in there too. Lush feeling in the mouth. This was good but I liked the Belgian red better. walleye (1102) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2005
thanks to flemdawg for bringing this home. from the bottle. poured what else but raspberry red with a pink head. aroma raspberries juice with carbination, caramel, hints of wood. flavor rasperries with a nice tartness, some sourness this was more like a wine cooler than a beer for me. but still liked this one. StewardofGondor (2088) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Good, solid beer. Very similar with the Belgian Red as far as I can remember - just swap the tart cherries for tart raspberries. Sweet, tart raspberry combination with good hop quality. Carbonation decreased a little by the time I poured my second beer out of the bottle, but that’s to be expected when the bottle’s this big. Plus, my wife loved this beer. I can welcome this one into my home much more easily than Leine’s Berry Weiss. Well done, Dan and Deb.