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RATINGS: 459   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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3.2
fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
<b>Bottle 50cl. @ home.</b>
Clear medium clear red color with a average to large, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light red head. Aroma is moderate raspberry, sweet raspberry. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light light acidic with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (090908)

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Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cranberry body. Nice raspberry and cranberry aroma. Soft raz with hints of candy and bread. A hint less sweet than the others. Nice brew.

3.2
carruthm (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle pours a clear reddish brown color with just a wisp of head around the rim of the glass. Taste has a lot of pucker to it, ending in a dry medicinal mineral finish. Aroma is raspberry yes, but all the while tinged with that mineral undertone.

3.2
AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
0.55l - Reddish-pink pour, raspberry jam nose, maybe some mint hiding in there. Raspberry cough syrup palate, watery texture. Good not great. Would benefit from some sourness.

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kopher (593) - New York, USA - AUG 21, 2009
clear rose, pinkish fizzy head. sweet raspberry syrup aroma, with a bit of pine resin and malt underneath. hits the tongue very sweet, stays fruity, but ends slightly more balanced and leaves a long dry raspberry finish. medium body, a bit undercarbonated, almost cloying, but not quite.

3.2
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Aromas of raspberry preserves and the flvors follow suite with the aromas. Enjoyable and easy drinking.

3.2
KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a medium to dark red almost a cranberry in color with an average sized (1-2 finger) fizzy pink head that dissipated quite quickly and had fair lacing. The aroma was extremely strong with the scent of Raspberry’s and had a mild sweet yeast odor to it and not much else. It tasted moderately sweet and slightly malty with a nice dose of Raspberry from beginning to end with a hint of yeast at the finish that left the flavor lingering on the taste buds for a nice long time after the swallow. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and slightly watery in texture yet had a dry feel to it at the finish with a nice lively carbonation. Overall kind of a sweet brew with a lot of flavor, but it is more like Lambic than a Fruit Beer. Although it might be quite tasty mixed with a dry stout.

3.2
HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JUN 4, 2010
550ml bottle. Had a bottle of the cherry at Ye Olde Cheshine Cheese on Fleet Street - liked that, let’s 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 it’s 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 can’t give it super high marks - just too simple and too sweet.

3.2
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.

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JHunter (772) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2012
Pours a nice ruby red colour with a medium head. flavour is strong raspberry almost like a jam. flavour is raspberry sweet with a little tartness.


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