pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Pours a clearish pale golden yellow with no head to speak of. The nose is full of raspberries lightly sweet without a lot of complexity to it. Flatter body without much substance, but not quite completely watery. Again, full of raspberry. Sweet light malt with a hint of wheat I think. Very light and easy drinking. Very fruity with tons of lingering raspberry, not much tartness, mostly the sweetness. Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2008
POured a cloudy golden color with a small white head. Aroma was very stronmg sweet raspberry syrup with aomse wheaty notes also. Flavor was almost sickenly sweet fake raspberry flavor and a bit watery as well. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2008
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with hopscotch. Pours a hazy gold with a moderate-large white head that quickly dissipated and left no foam on the glass. Pleasant and bright aroma of raspberries along with a bit of white sugar. The fragrance is both sweet and tart, but is not candy-like. The flavor is mild malt with raspberries. Spritzy mouthfeel. This is a very nice refreshing ale. sja14 (108) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Carbonated golden ale that reminds me of a wine cooler. Pretty light with a nice rasberry flavor. Only 3.9% ABV which was a bit disappointing. All in all a decent fruit beer. SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Bottle. 12oz. Poured cloudy gold. Big frothy white head. Aroma of sugar, and sweet raspberries. Flavor of faint raspberries, and malt, earthy. Carbonation is high. Sweet in the finish.Thin mouthfeel, thin body. Dry in end.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2008
This one is ranked a little low, I think. I’n not a big fan of fruit beers, but this one was pretty good. Nice berry aroma, raspberry flavor. A little tart and dry on the finish, kind of dries out the mouth. Not a whole lot going on, but what is going on is good. beezz86 (68) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Bottle. Poured a golden color with a slight red tint. It was a clear liquid with a frothy white head. The beer had a light body, thin texture, very lively carbonation, and a long finish. The aroma and flavor were both raspberry with the aroma being stronger than the actual taste. Overall, I like this raspberry beer. I did think it was a bit heavily carbonated, but I would definately drink this again. hopscotch (11451) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Bottle... Vero Beach/O-Town Throwdown Part 8 Preliminary... Clear golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Fruity and not-all-that-artificial smelling raspberry essence. Light to medium-bodied with a course, dry mouthfeel and Champagne-like mouthfeel. The flavor starts off fruity and sweet, then quickly turns astringent and dry. Not bad. Not all that good, but not bad. Thanks to growler for sharing this bottle! ganache (6089) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Bottle, with a low fill-line, I might add. Cloying razz nose with some golden malt. Dark golden pour with a soapy beige head. Very crisp, lightly bitter, only lightly sweet, miles away from the cloying crap that most put out as summer fruit beers. Raspberries are very, very faint, adding only an accent. I’m pretty pleased with the restraint. Medium body has firm malt and a bit of grain, light citrus wisps and a bit of earth. Decent, very refreshing summer go, another good product from this brewer. Brigadier (3780) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2008
12 oz bottle
This is your typical summer fruit beer. Not complex at all it takes about five seconds to understand. What it lacks in complexity is not made up in quality either though this is a step above your average macro ’fruit’ beer. If you are ticking give this a try. Otherwise I would suggest looking at some of the other available options.
Aroma / Appearance - The golden transparent body had the same look as every other wheat beer. A tiny white head sat above to attempt to draw interest. The scent of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich prepared on Wonderbread greets the nose. Don’t go looking for more - it isn’t there.
Flavor / Palate - Lemon lime soda with a raspberry twist flows quickly across the tongue and throat. Fading fast it takes another sip to remind the palate what is going on. For a summer fruit beer it isn’t bad but this firmly straddles the line of mediocrity.