Dogbrick (14288) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Sample at the brewpub. Clear ruby-brown color with a medium light beige head that recedes gradually to an outer ring. Small patches of lace. Aroma of berries, vanilla and malt. Medium body with flavors of sweet vanilla, mild raspberry and caramel malt. The finish is sweet-tart vanilla and raspberry. Decent overall. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 22, 2008
(22oz bottle) Medium beige head atop clear dark copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, raspberry, some raisin, light vanilla. Taste is medium sweet, raspberry, raspberry syrup, some seltzer. Light-medium body. JoeMcPhee (10129) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle shared by goldtwins. Ruddy-brown beer, very clear. Aroma is loaded with raspberry and light vanilla. Smells very sweet and candyish. Very fruity and sweet with a light chocolate maltiness as well. Boozy and a bit plasticy. It’s tastes like cheap Black Forest Cake frosted with cough syrup. JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
Sample at the Brew Kettle on 3/23/14. Clear amber pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, vanilla and slight berry. Malty flavor with vanilla and raspberry before a graham cracker finish. Tasty. FROTHINGSLOSH (8267) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2016 Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a red-caramel color with a large creamy orange-white head that left good lacing. The aroma was sweetish with vague berries and red sweedish fish. The flavor was strong sweet raspberry jam followed by vanilla and table sugar. Medium length finish. Full bodied and smooth. Well done.
Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2008
On tap at the Brew Kettle. Poured clear ruby with a creamy cap of pinkish-white head. The aroma picked up sweeter raspberries upfront with wheat tartness and more sweetness than substance from the vanilla. The flavor had significant vanilla all the way through, leaving a sweet, fresh whole bean impression on the finish.. lesser raspberry seeds provided some tartness on the back.. very sweet and absent of alcohol. This was a bit too sweet for me on the palate, and I would’ve liked more raspberry tartness.. nice flow across the palate.. tasty overall! Boutip (6627) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2008
Bottle: Poured a light clear amber color ale with a good size foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is a nice enough mix between some vanilla and some raspberries. Taste is a well balance mix between some raspberries (real no syrup) with some distinctive notes of vanilla and a good medium sweet malt backbone. Full body with some good carbonation and no discernable alcohol. I wasn’t sure the mix between vanilla and raspberries would work but I was quiet impressed. Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2009
This poured a nice ruby red color with a fluffy off white head. Aroma was of really sweet rasberries and a hint of vanilla. Flavor was yeasty with some really sweet almost overbeariong raspberry taste with a hint of vanilla again. Not bad, but a bit too sweet for my liking. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Nice to have a Fruit Beer that doesn’t come across like a bland American Wheat with some fruit syrup stirred in. This has a deep red body, slightly browned, with little of any head. The first whiff is of vanilla follwed rapidly and strongly with a clean raspberry aroma. The fruit tastes slightly artificial but blends nicely with the vanilla. It finishes on a tart raspberry note. Can’t tell what the base beer is. Pretty good.michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2004
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Big raspberry aroma with a little vanilla in there too. Dark, dark red color. Almost like a dark cranberry juice. Very Raspberry flavor; very sweet. Tastes like alcoholic raspberry soda, but was too sweet for me. Had a dry finish. Easy drink, though I could not drink too much because of the sweetness. Overall, lots of flavor, but very sweet. I could not drink more than one.