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RATINGS: 462   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (6208) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2010
Bottle: Poured a deep red color ale with a large pinkish color foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of fresh sweet raspberries is quite refreshing and totally dominated the aroma. Taste is also dominated by huge aroma of pure raspberry juice with light tart notes and dry malt base that is not able to come out of the fruit base. Body is abut average for style with good carbonation. I must admit that this was quite well made with loads of raspberries and no fake syrup taste. Remind me of when I had fresh raspberry juice at my grand-mother place 15-20 years ago.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (10441) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Bottle from Wegmans Collegeville. Pours turbid magenta with off-pink head. Nose is earthy raspberry. Tastes fruity, with an authentic raspberry flavor, some earthy notes, and a rich fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2920) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 16, 2010
Bottle from the LCBO. Appearance: Ruby red with a small red head. Aroma: Lots of raspberry, cordial like with a good amount of tartness too. A little cherry in there also. Flavour: Super raspberry-ness with a very pleasant tartness, plums, slightly yeasty too. Very nice, almost lemonade like, nice on a hot day but rather over-sweet to be a regular tipple.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (8126) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2010
Bottle. Cloudy dark red witha medium light pink head. The aroma is pure sweet raspberry with some citrus notes. Sweet raspberry, light perfume and some citrus in the flavour. Refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (4425) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
Ruby red pour, slightly pink head. Aroma of sweet juicy raspberry juice. Flavor is pretty much all raspberry juice with a touch of tartness near the finish. For all the men who have wives that hate beer buy a couple cases of this. If they still claim to not like beer they are liars and just doing it to spite you! For shame!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ddenomme (38) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2010
Good aroma and colour, nicely crafted overall. Quite sweet but still crisp. Cant avoid the taste of fruit juice grafted onto beer, but still worth the quaffing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2010
500 ml bottle - pours dark, clear reddish/brown with thick, pinkish head. Aroma chalky, fruity, musty, raspberry seed. Flavour overwhelmingly raspberry juice. Some sweet malt follows. Overall, too sweet, too raspberryey. Heh. Decent enough, glad to have tried, will not buy again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6563) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2010
550ml bottle. Had a bottle of the cherry at Ye Olde Cheshine Cheese on Fleet Street - liked that, lets have a go at this one from the LCBO. Looks friggin great - clear deep cherry red with a large lasting fizzy-foamy pink head (4-). Smells of somewhat sweet very ripe raspberry, just a hint of light grain; weirdly, it actually seems more cherry-ish than raspberry-like ... even to a hint of cough syrup. The taste ... a bit of metal up-front, it fades some (but persists, sadly) - but otherwise its much like the aroma - cherry/raspberry, a bit "Lola" or Jubly -like, fairly sweet - refreshing enough on a hot day. Light, sticky body, just enough carbonation (it seems lively enough, but not all that carbonated, if you follow me), with a fruity, sugary finish. Just okay - I would drink it again, but I simply cant give it super high marks - just too simple and too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
Pours a lightly hazy, pink, red, brown sort of colour with a tinted pink cap, looks like a raspberry beer pretty much. The aroma is raspberry jam, spot on. The flavour is raspberry jam, spot on, the sweetness is restrained, and the tartness ends the beer quit well. Dry finish. Well done. All and all, I would say this is one of the better fruit beers ive tried.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4396) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2010
The aroma has lots of raspberries with not much else save a touch of malt. The appearance is red with a pink, foamy head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a nice drink that delivers on the fruit flavor you expect but downplays any taste that might distract from it. To the point.


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