TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 1, 2006
On tap at Phoenixville. Pours a cloudy deep maroon/purple with a bubly foamy maroon head. Tons of stuff floating around. Almost like a raspberry puree. Looking at the bottles I picked up there does not appear to be as much stuff floating in the bottles. I guess we’ll see. Aroma was pretty much all raspberry. But not that artificial raspberry you get with some fruit beers. This was a more natural aroma. Flavor was also of that natural raspberry along with a slight bitterness, some tartness and yeast. A bit thin feeling for how thick it looked and sweet it smelled. I guess it could be from the wheat. jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Dark purple pour with thin white head. Aroma of fresh raspberry. Great flavor of raspberry, but not too sweet. bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2007
CT V. Poured a dark brown with some reddish hues to it. Aroma was of raspberries and chocolate. Tasted pretty thin on the palate and a little watery feeling. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Poured a blood red color with a pink head. The aroma is sweet, fruity and full of raspberries. The flavor is full of raspberry. Semi-sweet. Lively mouth-feel. Tasty if you like raspberry. Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2007
I really liked this one. Somewhat expensive but well worth it. A nice beer.
oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2009
On tap at Phoenixville. Not knowing what to expect with this, it was very light tasting. Not like a raspberry lambic. It is deceivingly light in body, and can absolutely sneak up on you at 8%. A nice selection in the sample we chose. Took 2 more bottles home. GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2011
lovely pour from a corked 750ml. deep purple with a frothy head. great aroma of tart raspberries, hints of sweetness and sour notes. creamy when it hits your tounge followed by the tartness of the raspberry. a bit of a lingering berry flavor but it’s pleasant. thanks watson1977! HenrikSoegaard (14166) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Dark red wonderfull colour. Moderate malty and light hopy and powerfull raspberry aroma. Moderate bitter raspberry flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 24, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-27-13-
Poured from bottle into a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer pours a super deep ruby red color which almost looks garnet due to its super dark red nature. Upon pouring there is a big thick pink colored foamy head on the top of the brew. Big bubbles in the head pop over time leaving a nice leave islands of bubbly lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is of a big and sweet blackberry and raspberry smell. The aroma while sweet due to the fruit aromas, has other sweet aromas of a candied sugar adding to the sweetness. Mixed with these aromas are a little bit of yeast as well as a tiny bit of bread.
Taste – While the nose was very sweet smelling the taste was actually rather dry. It begins with a dry raspberry and blackberry flavor mixed with some cracker malt and a bit of bread. While there is a bit of sweetness from the fruits present upfront, the sweetness actually fades over time, as the taste advances with it drying out even more with a more tart like flavor coming to the tongue. A bit of a yeasty taste as well as some light sweetness comes to the tongue more toward the end, but instead of the sweet being more berry like it is more grape juice like in flavor. A lighter hop flavor of a grassy nature joins the taste at the very end and mixes with the rest to leave a moderately dry and slightly tart berry red wine like flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner and crisper side with a carbonation that consists of tons of little champagne like bubbles. Both are rather appropriate for the dry flavors of the brew as well as wine characteristics, giving it a fruited dry champagne like feel.
Overall – A rather dry fruity beer, although maybe a little too dry. It would have likely been a bit nicer with more sweetness. At ~ $ 10-11 you could likely get a sparkling fruit wine of a similar caliber for even less as this is what this tasted most like to me. So… GenDV138 (7284) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Dark reddish with 1-2 fingers of light purple head. Aromas of raspberries mostly. Tastes of raspberries, malt. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Pretty simple, heavy on the fruit for those who prefer that type of fruit beer.