mjs (7413) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2017 oeltroll (19) - USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Did not expect to enjoy this beer nearly as much as I did. Had no idea the abv was 9%, alcohol was masked fantastically. Strawberries certainly in the forefront with the other fruits trailing leading into a bitter and slightly sweet finish.
(Sample from a bottle at RBESG 2017 Grand Tasting) The beer poured pale red and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had sweetness and raspberries. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, raspberries, fruitiness and bitterness. Aftertaste had raspberries and bitterness. A surprisingly nice brew dominated by fruits. VastActiv (7134) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2017
Sample from the bottle at RBESG 2017, Tallinn. Color is pinkish red with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Berries, strawberries, sweetness and some malts. martjoobolut (4393) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle. Pours pink. Aroma is sweet,sour , raspberries, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fruits, malt. Overall: good. Juks (655) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 20, 2017
355ml bottle at Beerfox. Pours clear pinkish red, small fluffy off-white head stays. Aroma of wild strawberries, cranberries, milk, raspberry. Taste of sweet raspberry, redcurrant, grain. Hops, red tea in aftertaste. Medium body, over average carbo. Very light to drink but tasty and juicy, fruity brew. I like it! BarrelGuide22 (93) - - JUL 20, 2017
Bottle @beerfox, Riga. Pours reddish amber with nice yellowish head. Aroma: lot of berries, strawberry, blueberries, raspberries, flourish. Taste : sweet and sour, berries still, weak vinegar, strawberry, blueberries, raspberries. Up to medium body. Sourish finish.
TheSnydaMan (1) - - JUL 10, 2017 does not count
My favorite beer. It’s full bodied and while it’s fruit flavored, IT’S STILL BEER and that is the primary thing that makes it my favorite beer. Other "fruit beers" in my experience have just been fruit and not beer, and I simply love the balance of fruit to beer flavor here. Also, it does looks really cool in a glass. slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Reddish color. Nothing bad or really good about this. Muddled semi sweet fruits on the nose and flavor. lots going on fruit wise, bland malt, little else. Meh. ciocanelu (2536) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUL 7, 2017
Clear reddish orange color with pinkish head. Aroma is really fruity with strawberries and raspberries coming out most. Also some cream/yogurt like notes. Taste is just slightly fruity with some astringent bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Not what I expected from the aroma. The flavors don’t combine well together. Shot (537) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish orange with a large fluffy white head that slowly dissipates to about an inch. Low carbonation. The aroma is not all that pleasing at first sample. There’s a pervasive aroma of cooked vegetables and perhaps rancid berries on toast--the breakfast of champions. Flavors are slightly better, but not much. Sweet malt, overripe berries, some grassy notes, a bit of tartness, bready tones, mild earthy hop finish with a bit of herbal notes. Honestly, the flavor of berries that were pilfered from a dumpster in the summer heat is on my mind with every sip. It could be out of date, but I don’t see an expiration date on the bottle. Soft carbonation. Fairly clean mouthfeel. Noticeable alcohol warmth. This wouldn’t be such a bad beer if they could find something to do with the adverse berry flavors. It’s not one I’d pour down the drain, but it’s nothing I’ll ever buy again. ganache (5908) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle. Nose musty fruit, getting white noise from the variety blend. Pour a pale pink that gradually takes on an orange and even caramel tone, opaque in the glass and cloudy, slightly ruby, head white and soapy with a faint pink tinge. Taste lightly bitter, lightly sweet bu possibly semi-dry, good fruit, lots of berry with probably a few too many berry seeds, fizzy medium body that conversely ends up a bit too flat. A little alcohol showing but not too much. Have to say I just don’t like the recipe, though I love the concept and have had the inspiration before. [2017.06.23: 2.4]