TaxiDriver (1775) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle. A very sweet and fruity smell. The head is small and pink with a short duration. The taste is very sweet, syrup, no malt, later it gets a little bit sour. The body is oily-creamy and light to medium strong with a soft carbonation. The finish is dry. DerWeg (1681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2010
Pours an intense clear ruby with highlights of gold, white cap. Aroma is enticing berry and a faint whiff of hop. Taste is all berry - jammy and tart, perfumey and bitter, with an intriguing overtone of sandalwood. High quality ripe berries. A touch sweet, but formidable in everything it does well. Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Since raspberry is a subtle flavor, it bonds well with the brown/organic ale. The aroma is slightly sweeter than I would like, but it still gives a nice overview of what you will be tasting. TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2010
550 mL bottle. Cherry-red with a small, pink-grey head. The aroma is rich raspberries and a touch of mint. All real; no suggestion of syrup. The flavour is sweetish raspberries and not much else. There is actually very little suggestion that this is beer!? Medium body, medium-high carbonation. I’m not a fruit beer guy, but this really isn’t bad! BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2010
As a beer, this would, because of its high sugar content, rank low. As a festive brew, taken for what it is, Samuel Smith’s Raspberry is about as enjoyable as sparkling cider - and I have little problem with that. You have to be in the mood, of course, but the fruit beer goes well with a lavish scoop of vanilla ice cream. As a beer to knock-back with your friends after a hard workday, I would probably seek other ales. Purists will grumpily shrug off the beer as being a froufrou drink, but others, wanting to have a good time with something different, will appreciate the robust flavor of Smith’s workmanship. And that 5.1% apv doesn’t hurt, either.
DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2010
Bottle from Arden Wines. Clear red with a slim pink collar. Neat confectionary sweetness giving way to some tea-like and fresh fruit aroma. Sweet with traces of countering dryness; jam, pips and cherry drops. Ladybeer of the added-fruit-juice variety, no doubt; but a superior one without the ruining sweetener of so many of its Belgian counterparts. Pinball (12145) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2010
clear dark red, huge smooth pink head
aroma of fresh raspberries and raspberry cake.
flavor of sweet raspberries, faint sour base, good balance, very fruity. nice. great fruit beer, lots of fruit, not much bitterness. pharkanklaus (34) - KBH N, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
Bottle from fish’n beer.
Poors dark-pink small head.
Heavy nose of sour raspberry. The mouth sweet and the sour doesn’t dominate until the finish - and then some.
The malt is just a base and the hops is not present in this refreshing and delicious beer . sactodd (18) - Citrus Heights, California, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Pours a reddish hue with medium foam pinkish head. Definite aroma of raspberries, but not completely overwhelming. Starts crisp and light with carbonation, then moves to the raspberry flavor. First sweet then finishes with a light tart hit. Nice fruit to this ale. rane (1060) - Nibe, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2010
Bottle. I had this one as a welcome drink, and as such it´s perfect. Nice looking red beer with very little head. Aroma sweet and lots of raspberry, so much summer hidden in one beer. Taste sweet prickling rapsberry.