Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - APR 24, 2012
I’m a sucker for a good fruity beer, especially one that has a nice tart to it. I also like the novelty of a beer that is slightly purple instead of the usual yellow-gold-red-brown-black spectrum. This gets points for novelty, but also for being a good fruit beer. jredmond (8964) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Draft at blind tiger with Linh. Pours a bright, hazy yellow with light white lacing. Aroma is wheat and citrus. Mouthfeel is creamy with mostly wheat notes very light raspberries. dnstone (4032) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Excellent black raspberry aroma...however cant pick up the underlying beer. A cranberry juice-white wine color. Fruity but not sweet with a slight bitter finish. Definitely wheat undertones. Different but refreshing. juiceisloose (1607) - Windermere, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Draft at the Publick House. Pours a mostly clear, deep violet color and topped by a thin head off off white foam that settles quickly to a thin film. The aroma shows notes of sweet red and black raspberries to go with the crisp wheat, grain backbone. There is also a hint of tartness from the blackberries. The flavor follows with the sweet red raspberries and followed by some tart blackberries as well to go with the fresh wheat, and cereal grain malt base. Definitely a lot of fruit flavor coming through. Medium bodied with good carbonation and fairly easy drinking despite the high alcohol. Pretty good stuff either way, and it was even better mixed with the double white. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Draft, brewed at the Publick House (not a contract facility) and served by Phil Markowski himself at the Southampton beer dinner at The Ravenous Pig in March 2010. Pours a clear, deep, reddish-violet color that resembles the tint of a cranberry-grape juice blend. It is served with virtually no head or lacing, and just a very faint surface haze is conjured up by a vigorous swirl of the glass. The aroma is of sweet mixed dark berries and a clean, caramelized wheat grain background. There’s a hint of tannic, blackberry-skin tartness, though it serves as a secondary component. Flavors follow suit, showing a dark berry driven tartness that seems to be the result of aggressive attenuation. Wheat and general cereal grains are distinct and fresh in the malt base. Alcohol is a bit more forthright than it should be, at least for my tastes. Medium-light bodied, and seemingly watered down a bit, the moderate carbonation proves refreshing, and the finish is a little on the papery side. Decent brew. Not really my thing, but I can appreciate it for what it is.
tgncc (3147) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2009
On tap at Blind Tiger, NYC. The aroma is toasted malts, cereal grains, raspberries. The appearance is brown, with a considerable red/purple tinge. The flavor is strong raspberry, wheat. The finisgh has almost no bitterness, but is a coating of raspberry juice. Thin medium mouthfeel. Overall, this is a fruity beer, but is not too sweet. thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2008 Re-rate - tap @ SPH. Pours a hazy deep red color with a quickly-dissipating pink head. Aroma is heavy raspberry with a bit of sour "funk" detectable as well. Taste is raspberry up front, with detectable malt and a mellow wheat finish. The beer is very smooth, quite refreshing, and avoids being overly sweet, which is always a challenge in fruit beers. bonbright7 (182) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2007
On tap. I had this funky wheat beer at a Southampton tent during a show and the fruit really came out. On a hot day, this was an outstanding pairing with bbq brisket and it was refreshing change from everything else I was tasting. goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 4, 2007
Poured a hazy pinkish purple corle with a small owh. Aroma is sweet and candish. Raspberries domniate with just enough sweetness. Sweet and fruity with Rsperries still dominating. Not over the top in my aspect. a really nice fruit beer. If 8% this is a true panty dropper. PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2007
12oz tap sample from Shoreline Beverage. Sampled the day I purchased it. Bright rusty red pour with a brief and thin bubbly white head; vanishes quickly. Lively bright raspberry aroma. It’s somewhat mild, but very natural, without any assertive artificiality, which some fruit beers have. Extremely mild, light bodied and drinkable. Very subtle raspberry tartness, and a light acicity, which gives it the great drinkability. Some wheat malt is evident in the extremely clean and abrupt finish. Overall it’s simple, straight foward and very light, but crisp and well made.