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RATINGS: 1274   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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The voluminous raspberry bouquet will greet you long before your lips touch your glass. Serve this Wisconsin framboise very cold in a champagne flute. Then hold your glass to a light and enjoy the jewel-like sparkle of a very special ale. Oregon proudly shares their harvest of mouth-watering berries, which we ferment spontaneously in large oak vats. Then we employ Wisconsin farmed wheat and year old Hallertau hops to round out this extravaganza of flavor.

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2.1
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2005 This poured a purple/brown color with a good pinkish head. The aroma is tart raspberry. The taste is tart raspberry. I suppose this is okay, but I prefer eating raspberries. I guess I still don’t get these fruit juice kind of drinks.

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4.2
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Full raspberry and sweetness w/ hints of honey and musk. Thick red and purple colors w/ good head. Rich raspberry and honey sweetness in the mouth. Good effervesence and medium body.

3.9
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Thanks tannertavernboys for this fruity goodness. Pours a deep russet violet with a reddish head. Aromas of some malts but mostly just raspberries. No hops anywhere. Very sweet with a tartness to balance it out. Only complaints are that there is no bretta and this hardly resembles beer at all. Even considering that, this was very enjoyable.

3
ClarkVV (6862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Thanks to footbalm for this bottle (among many wonderful others). Great pour to it, thick, deep red raspberry appearance, unfiltered, with a small creamy beige-white head. Aroma of succulent sweet raspberries, pulpy, juicy and fresh. Flavor is tremendously full of raspberries. Like fresh raspberry jam, juice and whole berries. Sugary, thick and nearly full bodied. In the middle you get a bit of fruity acid notes, and some lactic notes, providing an ever so brief amount of relief from the heavy sweetness, and the finish shows some light wheat notes, more in texture than actual flavor. Very easy to compare to Lindemans, yet I found the underlying lambic qualities to be much fewer and farther between in this brew. There was a decent carbonation, a bit of yeast notes here and there, but overall, it was just pure fatiguing raspberry. Way too sweet and one-dimensional. I was really hoping for more beer quality in this and less fruit dominance.

4.3
Sickboy282 (1116) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Oh wow.....this is an amazing fruit brew. Pours a deep red/brown hue with a small pink head. Aromas of raspberry jam- Very sweet and almost fullbodied with the best raspberry flavor out of a beer. Amazing ...

4
TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Bottle. Courtesy of joeybgood. Pours a deep magenta with a tall pink head. Nose is strong raspberry, some frutose sweetness and perhaps some other berry notes. It also has tartness to it. Not unlike Lindeman’s Framboise. Taste is tart raspberry, mild sweetness, other fruit notes and fruit pulp. Body is dry, tart and only slightly acidic. Very refreshing fruit beer. Finished with more raspberry and berry notes, light sweetness and a decent tartness. Great stuff!

4
Jeppe (2634) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Pours deep brown reddish with a thick pink head. Very heavy and full raspberry syrup aroma, mostly sweet but with a nice sour edge. Flavor is tart raspberry and blackcurrant (!) with notes of lemon. Very flavorfull and with a sharpness that bides on the tongue. Hints of malt in there also. A very nice, tasty and interesting fruit beer. Big thanks to Mike (Eyedrinkale) for sending it to Denmark!

3.8
SDbruboy (1863) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Bottle - thanks to marinaro500 for the trade. Pours dark purple and clear with a generous light purple head that diminishes mostly. Aroma of wow - berries, berries, berries. Raspberries dominate, but there are hints of blackberry, malt, yeast and a bit of hop bitterness along with the tartness of the berries. Definitely want to drink this one cold because it got a bit cloying as it warmed. Medium body and gentle, tickling carbonation. A real treat, but it’s an ale to share - I found I couldn’t drink more than a couple of small glasses at one sitting.

4.2
eboats (1115) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Ah finally busted this bad boy out to share as an after Thanksgiving dinner beer. Pours a beautiful glowing ruby red with a white head. The aroma is rasberry, cranberry, pear, and grape. The flavor starts with a candy like sweetness and then changes to a perfect tart. The fruity tart finish in this beer is absolutely exquisite.

4
jtw (1170) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2004
nearly opaque reddish black, fluffy pink head. raspberry "tart" eh? doesn’t smell very tart, very much like a lindeman’s framboise. phenomenal flavor of raspberry, grape, pear, with plenty of lambic-like sourness. just barely enough tang to offset the fruitiness. excellent beer! looking forward to the bottle of belgian red even more now. seems a little too sweet, not unlike the lindemans.


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