Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2004
This was a really great beer. The aroma was all raspberries and very similar to Lindeman’s Framboise is most aspects. This really was a surprise to find such a great fruit beer from here in the States. Definitely a must try if you like raspberry beers. willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2004
10.07.04 750 bottle with great thanks to Captain Cougar! Poured into a champagne flute. Murky color of raspberry sorbet, darker, with a massive head of fluffy pink foam. Aroma fills the air with fresh raspberry goodness plus creamy vanilla and marshmallow. Palate is coating and creamy with a sharp acidity like that of fresh berries. Flavor is divinely sweet, never even approaching chemical or artificial. Liquid divinity, true ambrosia. I think this really is a dessert beer and should be shared with many friends because 750ml is waayyy more than I can drink of this very sweet, palate-taxing brew. It puts every fruit beer I’ve ever tried to shame...but it’s only my first New Glarus offering. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2005 Deep red bordering on purple.
A simply gorgeous bouquet lets loose through the top of the glass. Hints of raspberries, pie crust and cherries.
This beer is a huge success, as in they accomplished everything that they were hoping to do. Raspberries were really the only thing cohesive in this brew. The malt character? Ha! None. The hop character? Ha, once again! Obviously with the use of aged Hallertau, they didn’t want any hop flavor to come through. The raspberries though were just simply utterly delicious and consumed my entire mouth. The tartness balanced the sweetness of the raspberries perfectly. I didn’t find this beer cloying at all. What a delight! MrDick (381) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 24, 2004
Pours a dark amber/red - like that sexy girl in the next cubicle over that has dark hair with streaks of red flowing through it. Flavor is, well what do you know, overwhelmed by raspberry. But not too much - just the right amount. This is very nice. loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Beautiful deep, dark, opaque red with a pretty pink head. The aroma was dominated by the fresh raspberries and just a hint of vinegar. The flavor was beyond sweet...man, this thing is sweeter than most desserts. The was a nice tart character to help balance the sweetness and round out the experience. The feel was full, slightly thick, but very crisp...semi dry finish. Very very very nice! Thanks footbalm!
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Cloudy raspberry brown color with a large mauve colored head. Strong raspberry aroma with a little vinegar. Very strong raspberry flavor, with some vinegar tartness. Fairly wet finish. Very enjoyable! Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Thanks to slikwily for this one.
aroma is kickin with fresh berries.sparkilin red color. this is pretty good not too sweet tastes like it looks and smells.....Raspberries. would like to share this atround the holidaze soon Frank (4210) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Holy crap. There’s a lot of rasberry flavor in this beer. Very similar to the Belgian Red only with raspberries. Slightly darke, sweeter and with a bit more head. I think I prefer this one of the two. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
There’s a precious, raspberry-red wax over the crown and down the neck of this beer, proper insurance of a finely crafted and properly presented product. How often do you see the like in a beer?
Snap! Fssh...and out wafts the incredible raspberry aroma! Let’s get that in a glass and up to my lips, pronto!
Color pours out a devilishly dark, bloody red, with a head that starts fine, but swiftly dissipates. I search for associations with appearance and can only come up with candies, desserts, pies, liqueurs...all things sweet, delicious, and fruity!
Up in the nose, BAM! Raspberry Sorbet! Gorgeous! I used to work in an ice cream factory, and relished the time spent with fruit purees, before blending and freezing. This is exactly like that.
I don’t even care if I never get to drink it, just to smell this all day long would be heaven!
A highly charged pounce upon the palate at first sip, a bracket of hops, a rush of carbonation.
So much lip-smacking going on throughout the drink...ooo,tart! oo, tart!, but still sweet and delicious.
Texture: phenomenal, body:full, finish: eternal!This beer has a flavor that never lags, or sags, or forgets it’s business.
My only caveats are that the tart flavor can be too much at times, and though quite a delight, this is strictly a special occasion ale, best enjoyed after a perfect meal, among several friends, with plenty of time to loll back and marvel at the splendor!
Other than that, perfection!
ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Sweet raspberry extract aroma. Dark red color with cloudy interior. Nice lace. Very sweet raspberry flavor. It is named perfectly, because it is very tart. Good dessert beer. Would go well with either raspberry sherbet or french vanilla ice cream. Doesn’t much taste like beer, although, with the exception of a pink head, looks like beer. Salty and tart mouthfeel. Takes some getting used to, and isn’t for every beer drinker. But, served in the proper way and in the proper setting, is excellent.