Beardbeerman (341) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
341ml bottle (dated 2011) poured at 6 degrees in a St-Ambroise tasting glass:
Cloudy ruby pour with a nice density, showing off a pinkish finger of foam. Lacing is average and retention is minimal.
The nose is, as you might expect, all about the fruit with strong notes of raspberry jam, cassis and currants. The fruit dominates the mose so you won’t get many malts and/or hoppy features from it. I personnally would’ve liked to spot at least some hops to remind me I’m drinking a beer and not a summer cocktail. Kind of a downer if you ask me.
The taste is on target with lots fruitiness and tartness one would expect eating raspberry. Malts do come through on the tongue and give it an enjoyeable kick. The tartness stays around to give you a sharp bittery finish of raspberry jam.
This ale is a good choice for the ladies on a hot summer day and it does do the job of providing you with an accurate experience of the fruit overall. I wouldn’t pair this one with anything except maybe a salad (with raspberries) or a raspberry dessert. beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2007 Dark red colour. Rapberry taste(not artificial) . I couldnt drink too many of these , but still good and very refreshing. pootzboy (1711) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2009 Bottle:
Murky dark copper-red with a small off-white cap...aromas of ripe berry fruit over the distinctive aromas of a dark ale....earthy-toasty-malty
Tastes pretty much like it smells. Richer ale base than any fruit beer I have encountered... intersting fruity-eartyiness with the toasty malts...nice dry tart finish with a metallic twang in the after taste.
Decent enough but over hyped and not worth 4 bucks a bottle. rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
Bouteille de 341ml. Cette bière au concentré de jus de framboise est d’une robe orange-foncée et rouge. La mousse est épaisse et d’une belle couleur beige. Au nez elle est discrète et laisse percevoir quelques petites arômes de framboise. En bouche cette bière n’est pas légère, elle a une bonne amertume. Ce n’est pas du jus d’été. Metalchopz (3364) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
Originally rated July 2006. Bought at La Trappe À Fromage in Gatineau, Quebec. Comes in singles in a bottle-size box. Wow, very nice light pink head that is creamy, has very long retention and leaves great thick lacing all-around. Its colour is red with a touch of orange and even though clear, is hard to see through. Tiny carbonation is quite active, but tough to see. The nose is on the light side, with the raspberry and mild hops. The mouthfeel has a bit of stickiness, but is pretty crisp overall. The raspberries are present in the taste, but also too light, with some bitterness in the finish and grain malt. Not too sweet. The aftertaste is almost dry with not much lingering. A great refreshing summer brew from one of my favorite breweries. I just wish the aromas and flavours would be more dominant, and found it overpriced.
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark ruby red with a voluptuous and lasting beige head with a slight tint of pink to it with respectable lacing. sweet aroma of raspberry and malt but not much more? Taste is moderately sweet with strawberry and malt. minimal bitterness. bitterness that exists is mostly dry and non-sour. the raspberry flavour is not artificial however the overall taste is nothing special and falls into the generic category other than being real raspberry. Palate is syrupy with minimal carbonation. Noticing lots of complaints about the price. I got this one as a gift. Suppose I was lucky. Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2007
UPDATED: APR 10, 2007 A nice package and not a whole lot of raspberries and yes it was a unique summer ( okay fall ) time treat. Page 290 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 199 of his 500 Classic Brews to go. Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
Bottle from the LCBO in fancy and expensive packaging. I poured it into a champagne flute because I was feeling pretentious, and it looked fantastic! Rocky white head and a cloudy dark pink body underneath. The aroma definitely contained raspberries, but I also thought I smelled blackberries. Either way, it was exceedingly fresh. Thick raspberry taste, married to a light carbonated body. I imagine that this is very much a summer beer because of its freshness, and lack of complexity. A good thirst quencher and a good beer. VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
341 ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark pink with a purple-pink head. Smells like raspberries. Tastes like sweet cereals, raspberries and malt. Light touch of bitterness in the finish, along with fruity acidity. Light-bodied. Nice summer beer. AlainG (2220) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2012
Lorsque j’ai bue cette bière, c’était parce que j’avais envie d’un produit estival, qu’il faisait très chaud et quoi de mieux bière aux framboises? Alors, la couleur me charme en partant, elle est rouge-rosée, opaque, coiffée d’une mousse rose. Les odeurs sont tout en framboise, comme si je humais une barquette dudit fruit où l’on retrouve une senteur acidulée. Diantre! Ça goûte autant que ça sent et ça reste une bière. Une amertume et une acidité forme l’arrière-goût. C,est exactement ce que je voulais en ce jour de juin et j’en suis heureux. (270-170612)