motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 23, 2006
bottled. impressively pink with a fair sized head. raspberry seed aroma, quite tart, full mouthfeel, faint vanilla, perhaps could use a bit of funk to liven it up but otherwise better than expected highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2006
A decent fruit beer. As others have noted, they haven’t taken the easy option and crammed it with sugar. This is tart and fresh-tasting, if a little one-dimensional (ie, "clean"). It’s an unnaturally vivid raspberry pink with a swirl of sea foam on top. Very bright sour-sweet raspberry aroma, not too sugary. Soft, soapy body - could perhaps use some more spritz. Nice sour-sweet flavour balance with some papery malts in the mid-palate and a sour finish. Decent summer quencher. (330ml bottle at brewpub. Sampled with Aarleks) Stew41 (2117) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 26, 2006
Thin head, glowing strawberry red. Sour fruits on the bouquet, well defined and very obiovus as to the genre. Sour palate, serious, not fruity, acidic. Shows very good drive and decent length. Very good effort. mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2005
Bottle at Redoak. Amazing colour like blood orange juice. Great natural raspberry aroma - jammy, seedy and even a bit of earthy wildness reminiscent of picking blackberries in my childhood (ouch!) Strangely enough the really vivid fruit character even reminded me of 3F Framboos, though obviously this is nowhere near that good. The minute it hits your lips, though, it turns pretty plain. There’s a little bit of tartness, more seed flavour, but little else, sadly. At least it’s not sweet. bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2005
A beer that will get those female city suits through the door ready to throw $7.50 Redoak’s way for a metric cup of flavoured hefeweizen. Coppery amber with a champagne-like head. Very fresh aroma of raspberries (of course), and pleasingly enough it doesn’t seem fake like a lot of fruit beers. The flavour is initially sweet, but then that true tartness comes through to save the day and give it credibility as a variety of beer. A bit weak on the palate and one-dimensional, but overall a pretty good effort.
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2005
For a signature beer I suppose I wouldn’t knock back the autograph. The appearance is copper and berry with the aroma to back it up. The flavour is not the cordial sweetness you often find and as such the tartness of the berry is genuine. Esters are there in good balance and the tart mouthfeel is as expected as it is enjoyable. omhper (25943) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2005 Bottled. Amber colour, rich head. Fresh, tart raspberry aroma. Light bodied and balsamic with a near lambic like acidity. I really like the way Redoak makes their fruit beer tart, not sweet, and this one is really well made. If I were to complain about something, that’d be the somewhat clean/hard mouthfeel. duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
Bottle. I don’t know why i liked this so much, but there was some really nice stuff going (well in my opinion anyway). Some slight rasberry sweetness at the start, but to its credit it actually tastes like the real thing (i.e no cordial sweetness that you find in so many microbrewed ales). I love rasberries and this had a nice blend between sweet and then refreshing juicy acidity that i love so much about rasberries (probably my favourite fruit). Its a bit girly, but who cares, i liked it, nice dry finish. A good summers day drink. eczematic (1326) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2005
Framboise Froment (=raspberry wheat) is the signature beer of Redoak. (=you know you’re at redoak if you are drinking a flute of pink fizzy stuff with a poncy name). We take great care to brew this premium product (=expensive) in Belgian style (the only thing Belgian about it is tossing raspberries in it). The result is a beer characterised by fresh herbaceous flavours of raspberry (how is raspberry herbaceous?) intertwined with banana and a hint of clove (the clue that this is just the hefeweizen with raspberries chucked in). Fresh raspberries are handpicked (well i’m glad they didn’t pick stale ones) exclusively by Blueberry Hills Farm in Victoria’s Yarra Valley Region, and the beer is allowed to condition and mature on the finest of this fruit to infuse their flavours and aroma.(to give em credit it does actually smell and taste like fresh raspberries).