Ahuth (665) - Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2017 mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A really nice beer. It had a wonderful taste that wasn’t artifical at all. I could taste real berries in it. It smelled great just like fresh fruit and the color was fantastic. No doubt I will gladly buy this again when I get a chance.
Bottled. Pours deep red. The palate is full body and sticky. Tartness to it. The taste is big raspberry. Like ur eating a handful of raspberries. Crazy good Bill Becker (1806) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 1, 2017
From Jan 2008
From my notes last night:
I got this bottle in a trade with Joe1510. Thanks Joe!
I poured it from 750ml waxed bottle and it's a beautiful ruby red with a good but fast receding head of pinkish foam.
The smell is an awesome nose of raspberry and a faint dose of wheat.
The taste is just as the name implies. Great big raspberry flavour just on the tart side with wheat floating in the background and a bit of yeast and perhaps wood. It's medium mouthfeel makes it a very succlent brew to drink and the carbonation is pretty spritzy which adds to the enjoyment. Man, I love this stuff. It's been too long since my last sampling..
The finish is all raspberry for me and it lingers on with a long aftertaste. Boy, am I happy I was able to get this in a trade...thanks again, Joe!!! Ataraxia (572) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2017
Murky dark reddish brown color, quick dissipating beige head. Jammy aroma of raspberry with unfortunate metallic undertones. Moderately sweet like juice with no traces of alcohol. Moderate carb, light body, a little fruit stickiness, and a pleasant finish. Scipio (1219) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2017
Pours a dark red, almost purple, with a medium, light pink head. As expected, the nose brings heavy raspberry. This makes up most of the aroma, though I do get some grape. Its tart as well. The taste is acidic and is just subtly tart, which is very surprising. However, there is a delicious raspberry explosion upon drinking that makes up for the lack of tartness. Although the raspberry clearly dominates, there is some supporting spice, yeast, and oak. Heavy and long lasting raspberry finish. Light to medium in body, a little sticky in texture, and softer in carbonation. This is the rare fruit beer that I could drink all night and never get sick of. Exceptional! SG111 (2034) - New York, USA - SEP 25, 2017
Bottle. Pours very deep red, sort of like dark cranberry juice, raspberry-tinged red head. Aroma is lots of raspberry juice, cranberrry, lightly tart, very sweet. I don't know what to say other than that it's high-quality raspberry soda without being overly sweet. Flavor follows. Very sweet, but a lightly tart note that prevents it from being overly sweet. Last NG beer I had was Strawberry Rhubarb. This isn't on that level but this is quite good. Sweet but pleasantly tart.
randy1969 (82) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2017
Very tart and tasty. Raspberry all way through. The fruit tastes very fresh, It’s good stuff Krej (224) - USA - JUN 19, 2017
Very good. It’s very tart and tastes like raspberries. I like it a lot. Very good. drsandman (1620) - New York, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Bottle thanks to Mr. Priest. Red / amber, beige head. Straight berry nose - raspberry tart. Flavor is straight crushed raspberries, more off color fruits, fruit leather, apricot, mango sweet tarts. Very very sweet with very light mild acidity and effervescence. Lovely malrubius (3022) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 14, 2017
Bottle. Raspberry brown sugar woody aroma. Sweet raspberry brown sugar with tart ripe sweet raspberries and fruity sweet woody finish. Medium light soft slick body. Very good. Better than Wisconsin Red IMHO. .................................................. [Fuck A-B/Inbev] Ktwse (5458) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2017
Pours clear mahogany with flat tan head. Aroma of raspberries, wild strawberries, light red grapes and bretta, hints of almond icing. Taste is rich berry sweet with a mild tarty finish, very balanced. Light and crisp body with average carbonation.