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RATINGS: 464   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 Smith’s 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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2.9
PorterPounder (7894) - 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.

3.6
Ratman197 (14680) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2010
5oo ml bottle poured a clear dark garnet with a lasting pinkish head. Aromas of raspberry and cookie. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of raspberry and shortcake with a crisp lingering raspberry finish.

3.3
zeek (194) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
Pours a dark ruby with little head. Taste starts sweet and ends bitter. Right on the edge of being "too berry".

3.6
smith4498 (3641) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Pours cloudy purple color with pinkish head. Aroma of raspberries. Sweet raspberry flavor with some tartness. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. My favorite of their fruit beeers.

3.8
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Proud and not ashamed, I love this beer. Not all the time, and not for every occasion, but maybe once every month this is ok to pull out and put a few down. The pour is rasberry candy red, small pinkish head. The flavor and mouthfeel is a strong rasberry flavor, nothing fake or vitamin like, full flavored rasberries. This beer is to drinkable, but also an ambiance brew, has to be the right time, but overall solid stuff if you like the style.

3.3
thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
(550ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) opaque bright red, nice film of white bubbles. Nose of raspberry syrup, salt/olive, odd mustiness. Taste of raspberry syrup, sugary sweet, cracker and brown sugar. Pretty nice fruit beer overall.

3.5
blutt59 (6562) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, reddish brown with no head, astringent raspberry aroma and sweet raspberry koolaid flavor

4.2
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Pours cloudy ruby, full pale pink head. Maintains moderate lacing. Aroma is slightly malty but bursting with raspberry. Sweet as all get out, hint of sour towards the finish. Really tasty stuff, like the cherry one I could drink this on a hot summer day all day long.

3.7
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Thanks Bu11zeye. Raspberry & tobacco flavor, cinnamon and cloves, orange - very good!

3.3
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle- Deep hazed ruby with an off pink head of fizz. Immediate blast of raspberry leads to spices and floral notes in the nose. Taste of sweet raspberry jam, spices, some bittering hops and grassy notes. Wow, this is sweet. Sticky finish. Overly sweet for a session but might do well as an after dinner treat.


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