DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Growler. Pours thick magenta toward blood orange red with minimal pink head. Nose is fresh picked raspberries, some earthiness. Tastes rich, thick, with a perfect (not too tart, not fake sweet tasting) raspberry flavor. This is in the top 5 examples of this style I have ever encountered. DiarmaidBHK (5919) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
draft at brewpub. Pours ruby red with very little head. Has a faint trace of raspberry on the nose. Massive raspberry on the tongue with a hint of tartness. clean finish. Very nice! hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Growler. Reddish in color with a small sized head. Raspberries, fruity, and some breadiness. I liked the way the raspberries were done in this one. egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Blood red color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of raspberries, red wine, vanilla, and wood. Taste of raspberry skins, fruits, some pit, and a semi sweet finish. Huhzubendah (3740) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Thanks to Brandon Chaney for hooking me up with a growler of this.
A: The beer looks pretty, and unsurprisingly appears the exact color of raspberries. There is a pinkish head of an eighth inch. This recedes hastily, leaving virtually no lacing behind. The carbonation level appears to be fairly low.
S: The aroma is all about raspberries.
T: The flavor is mostly sweet, with a slight tartness that occurs naturally from the raspberry itself. There’s a lot of fruit in this brew!
M: The feel is medium bodied and coats the palate. The beer isn’t syrupy or viscous, per se, but does feel dense, in a way.
D: A good offering and very enjoyable.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 12-25-2010
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 12/14/2011. Poured from a 2L growler into a tulip. Thanks to Dunt for bringing this over.
There is no color to call this besides raspberry red. Solid all the way through, like it was a glass of raspberry juice. A small off-white head sits on top and fades to nothing as the glass goes on.
Sweet raspberries pop in the aroma. A little bit of tartness at the end. Nothing else really presents itself.
The flavor starts out sweet and syrupy with a strong raspberry flavor. The raspberry flavor carries all the way through, blotting out any other flavors. If anything, it is a little sweeter than a raspberry, with just a little bit of tartness toward the end.
Sweet and a little syrupy in the mouthfeel, with light carbonation and a fuller than medium body.
Good raspberry beers rank among my favorite style, and this definitely tastes like sweet raspberries, but there is just not the complexity to really drive this beer into the great category. sonnycheeba (6360) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Draft. Pours hazy, raspberry red with thin, fizzy off-white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is heavy raspberry, sweet malt, and light earthy notes. Flavor is light sweet malt, no hops, and heavy raspberry fruit esters; slightly tart, refreshing finish. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth. BeerandBlues2 (13821) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Tap. Pours clear ruby with a medium, fizzy light ruby head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is raspberry, light cookie malt and faint earthy notes. Flavor is malt forward with heavy raspberry character, no hops or bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth. Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2011
This poured a ruby red pinkish color with a pinkish head. aroma was of lots of sweeter fresh raspberries, light yeast too. Flavor was much the same a bit more sweet than I was hoping, wish it was a bit more tart. Pretty nice fruit berr but not on the same level as the Kriek. bierkitty (183) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2011 I just can’t describe how delicious and how well it went with the chicken and waffles, but I’ll try anyway. First of all; Aroma all red raspberry........Appearance; beautiful deep garnet with a whispy pink head........Full bodied but VERY drinkable. The immense raspberry flavor was balanced by a substantial malty base. The tartness of the berries again beautifully balanced by a slightly sweet malt. I feel so blest to have hit the brewpub during the conjuncture of Framboise and chicken and waffle week. Totally Yum!