tillmac62 (734) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2014 Pours golden with a nice lingering head that laces well. Nose is strong of raspberry, unfortunately, the taste is not as pronounced. The raspberry is there, and asserts itself more as it warms, but with nothing else to make a more complex flavor profile, it comes across as a tad bland. The beer is somewhat dry, with a touch of sweetness on the finish. A nice residual raspberry flavor lingers after the finish. Body is light and is well carbonated. Overall a very good summer ale. A good choice for after cutting grass in the heat. tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
Apr 26, tap @ Thirsty Dog, Akron. Rasbrries, rasberries, rasberries. Pours clear golden, no sign of rasberriy colour, but what an aroma. You feel it from miles away. Flavor is ... rasberries of course with nice malty and hoppy touch. Palate and finish is rasberry as well with nice bitter hoppy touch. Excllent summer beer. superspak (5597) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2017
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy pale golden/straw/light pinkish color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of juicy/lightly tart raspberries, fruit seeds, peach, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of raspberries, pale malt, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big juicy/lightly tart raspberries, fruit seeds, peach, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Slight herbal bitterness and fruit tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of raspberries, fruit seeds, peach, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of raspberries, pale malt, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/tartness balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/tartness as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/grainy, and slightly acidic/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 3.9%. Overall this is a very nice fruit beer. All around nice robustness and balance of raspberries, pale malt, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful for the low ABV, and never watery feeling. A very enjoyable offering. 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. Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2009
Pours an off-white head with a dark golden body that is full of particulates, both white and dark (rasp pieces). Smells like raspberry with a hint of bread. Tastes like raspberry yogurt. Smooth, mellow, and a good fading raspberry finish.
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2009
Pours a golden yellow with a huge white head and lots of carbonation. Aroma is fresh raspberries, very nice, and a nice malt background. Nice raspberry flavor, not cloying or mediciney. A little tart and a nice mouthfeel. A little creamy but finishes fairly crisp with a soft after taste of raspberry. Really good fruit beer. BeautyandBeast (10) - - APR 26, 2011
Beauty: This beer is actually quite good. It has a little bit of a strong raspberry taste to it but it is overall good. It has a short finish and you can smell the raspberry, which is a great masker for other smells. Overall this is a great beer for someone that doesn’t quite like the taste of beer but wants one anyways. Beast: not available for tasting RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Pours gold-tinged straw. Massive fluffy white head, almost billowed over the top of of my tulip, that collapses unto itself pretty fast considering the volume. Nose of pale malts and raspberries. Almost smells like a field. Mouthfeel is crisp, nicely carbonated, not very sweet or bitter, smooth with a malty slightly fruity finish. The raspberries are an accent and don’t dominate. It’s a nice beer, but I’ve had better raspberry ales. Trade from Bad Neighbor. joshwoodward (575) - - FEB 12, 2013
Smells awesome, tastes good, but it’s too sweet. The raspberry is fake tasting. Still refreshing, though. Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2009
Sampled at the Impromptu Butter’s 5th cellar clearance. Near clear gold pour with fair white head. Nose is massive sweet raspberry much like a lindeman’s framboise. Flavor has a tartness and fake raspberry flavor. Raspberries and cream. A little carbonic bite, but not overpowering. Enjoyable example of a fruit beer.