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RATINGS: 463   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Bottle: Pasteurised;
Also known as Organic Raspberry Handcrafted Fruit Ale
A product of England this is an ale brewed with raspberry juice and natural flavours added. Brewed at All Saints in Stamford Lincolnshire and blended and bottled at Samuel Smiths Brewery. The finest organically grown barley and wheat are used to create a complex ale which having undergone primary and secondary fermentation with different yeasts and extended maturation. This beer is blended with pure organic raspberry fruit juice and a previously cellared brew creating an unparalleled fruit ale. The smooth distinctive character of the matured ale serves as the perfect counterpoint to the pure organic fruit juice.

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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2010
(500ml bottle) Pours a ruby red body with a medium pink head. Aroma of raspberries, earth, and grass. Flavor of artificial raspberry, light citrus, and wheat.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Bottle. Poured maroon red with a creamy pink head that had a thin layer lasting and good lace. The aroma found raspberry and a light chocolate backing. The flavor mainly had raspberry. Light to medium body and sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2010
2010-09-26. Lightly hazy dark red body with a modest creamy pink-beige head. 3+ Flavour is quite sweet with a candyish feeling fruity raspberry character, bit jammy, tart raspberry in the finish. The underlying malt of the beer is largely overshadowed by the fruit. 6+ Aroma is similar, fruity raspberry has slight floral/perfume nuances to the fruit. 6+ Smooth medium bodied palate is almost syrupy. Not unpleasant but quite sweet and seems more appropriate to a fruit smoothie than a beer! Bottle from the LCBO

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (8102) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle split with Linh. It pours a murky brown body with slight purple reddish hue and lots of soda carbonation sticking to the side. Aroma is fresh raspberries - definitely not anything too over the top like other fruit beers. Thin, well carbonated mouthfeel is reserved notes of raspberry. Good Fruit beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2010
Dark red pour with a pink head. Smells like a wine, very fruity. Very strong rasperry taste. Non-beer like. Almost like a Cooler. Thats not really a bad thing. Pleasant and easy drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle at Once Upon a Vine - North on 06/11/2010. Hazy red body with a small pink head. Big raspbeery aroma. Sweet raspberry flavor, though somewhat syrupy. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (11024) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Bottle Mostly clear, deep, burnt orange ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, off-white/pink/purple head. Great retention. The aroma is very reminiscent of New Glarus Raspberry Tart just straight up raspberries. No big fruit extract component present here. Medium-bodied and milky with moderate carbonation. The flavor leans just a touch toward the sweet side of balance and is just a smidge tart. Faint medicinal element; otherwise, this brew is just fruity and tangy. Well made.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (3374) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
wow,what a fruit beer. Pours a dark reddish hue with red/white head. Aroma is the only real off putting thing. Aroma is stale and dusty. Taste although is a burst of raspberry with malt. Great light fruity taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2010
Bottle, LCBO. I likely would not have bought this - were well past fruit beer time of year - but a buddy of mine really liked it, so I gave it a try. Pour is deep dark red with a nice frothy pink head - looks great, although too much like juice and not much like beer! Aroma is actually quite compelling - I could not accurately describe it, but what I found was a dry perfumey raspberry scent that was very nice. There is something else there too - but anyway, quite strong, good start. Taste is not quite as intense but still fruit first, beer second - huge raspberry taste at first, but it does give way to its golden ale roots in middle and sort of weak finish. At first this blew me away, but more sips revealed something a little less complex. One heck of a fruit beer - a notch below New Glarus, as most are mind you - but still - nice job Sam Smiths on this one - a pity I didnt have it when it was stupidly hot outside...

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7810) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 500 ml bottle. Dark red leaning to light purple pour with a bubbly pink head. Took me awhile to place the aroma - the closest approximation I can come up with is the chemical concoction that they have on toilets in buses to keep them from stinking up the bus. Flavor redeems it somewhat with some natural tasting raspberry with just the right amount of sourness to keep it interesting and uncloying. Finish has just a bit of ripening vegetable funkiness. Mouthfeel has some decent spritziness to it.


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