jc1762 (1651) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Thanks Virby44 for the bottle! Poured into a snifter showing very dark wine red with half a finger of tanned cherry foam.
The nose shows a lot of juicy and ripe raspberry with hints of steel tank.
The palate is light bodied and lightly carbonated. A lot of juicy raspberry with a very subtle tartness and a moderate sweetness but completely balances with the beer. Finish is once again more raspberry. Very light malt profile revealed on the end. Drinks similar to juice and could use a bit more tartness but still refreshing and juicy. papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2017
Appearance: Crimson red body looking almost liked pureed raspberries with a thin head.
Smell: All rapsberries here, aroma of freshly picked berries, looking good.
Taste: A rush of raspberries hits you, tart & bitter but no apparent sweetness maybe masked by the tartness.
Mouthfeel: Fizziness in the mouthfeel, bold & heavy taste, a little too heavy maybe. Dominant flavor is raspberries (of course!) which have a over-ripened feel to them.
rosenbergh (11946) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2016
750 ml bottle. (Festival Foods) La Crosse, WI.StoutBeerReviews (274) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Deep ruby red color with a tiny white head.
Intense raspberry aroma with sweetness, mild sourness and some maltiness.
The flavor is intense raspberry... with sweetness, blackberries, mild tartness and some maltiness.
Tastes like fresh raspberries, It really could not get more authentic. Its Fantastic if you like fruit beer. its basically a wine tho lol. kchampagne (173) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2016
I had to have a few of these to make sure I got the rating right, or maybe these are just way too tasty. Poured from the bottle a bright ruby red. Aroma is unmistakably raspberry. Taste is like fresh, sweet, mashed up berries. Absolutely delicious.
ozzy70 (1334) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle purchased at the brewery. Shared with the wife. Pours ruby with a light pink head. Aroma was raspberry, wine. Taste was tart, tangy, raspberry, raspberry juice. Alengrin (5891) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2016
One of New Glarus’ best known fruit beers, at B.U.M.B. in Antwerp. Lacing, off-white, moussy, stable head, warm and practically clear copper reddish colour with orangey hue. Aroma strongly reminiscent of (home made) raspberry jam, ripe fresh redcurrant, vanilla, ’Roosvicee’ or even rosehip tea, some caramel, almond. Sugary raspberry jam dominates the flavor, with a thin and shy redcurrant- or rhubarb-like acidity buried underneath, medium carbo, soft bready and caramelly core but the sweet raspberry flavor persists till deep into the finish, sugary and even a bit cloying, but the acidity still lurks from below and keeps it tolerable. The result of this, as with the other sweet New Glarus fruit beers, is a ’genuine’, artisanal dessert-like sweetness, which I experience as being very different from many industrial sweet beers here in Western Europe (mainly Belgium). Some of these Belgian sweet fruit beers, including the Lindemans lambics which served as an example for New Glarus back in the nineties, attain a similar character of non-industrial yet still ’heavy’ sugariness leaving room for actual fruit (juice) flavors; New Glarus essentially translated this concept from lambic to the (then) new American sour ale style and can be seen as a kind of modern craft beer-era tribute to the old Lindemans or (at least previously) even Timmermans fruit beers. Whether you like very sweet fruit beers or not, there is no denying that New Glarus is one of the breweries worldwide that has raised this concept to its maximum in terms of honesty and quality. MarcoDL (5473) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2016
At Hopishop 2016. Aroma of raspberry jam and mild tart. Taste has sweet raspberry jam, candy and no tart. This is really sweet stuff, drinkable, but not very complex or interesting. 77ships (11481) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2016
750 ml. bottle sampled @ HopisHop B.U.M.B. 2016. Deep red amber. Nose is pure sweet raspberry jam, sweet & sugar heavy down to the point of almost seeming a bit artificial. Their Belgian Red reminded me of Lindemans Kriek & this one reminds me of Lindemans Framboise but this one isn’t as good, sparkling taste, extreme & very sweet raspberry jam, pure sugar, candy, almost artificial sweet, far too sweet for its own good, not sure if I could drink a lot of it. Fizzy raspberry jam & sugar body. Crazily sweet but good since I do like raspberry jam after all. I still think that it is funny that beer geeks look down on the sweet Lindemans beers but worship these candy New Glarus beers. Zer0 (1227) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2016
Fresh bottle shared with friends. Pours beautiful dark red with a pinkish head. Aroma is huge berries, cherries, somewhat funky. Flavour is mild tartness and quite a bit of fruity sweetness. Lots of raspberries. Moderate body, a lot of flavour. Feels like a stronger beer with all that flavour. Very quaffable, fresh and fruity. Light carbonation. Really nice!