17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012superspak (5508) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2017
Pretty light beer, I suppose for the price it gets the job done, but could use a big more depth of flavor since the raspberry is very light also.
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. unclefrito62 (269) - Stow, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2017
12 ounce bottle at home. Love the aroma. Strong scent of raspberries. Watching the light carbonation bubble in the glass upward this medium straw like color beer is refreshing. You can taste the raspberries in this easy drinking beer. Overall this is a nice beer and would be great at a summer picnic. Lightly malted, lightly hopped. jsporrer (982) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Pours a clear pale pinkish yellow with a thin white head. Very nice sweet and tart raspberry aroma. Thin body. Taste is light and not as good as the smell. Raspberry falls flat. Not as good as I expected. jjgmd (2148) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Pours a light gold color with no head, huh ! Nose is very sweet raspberry. Taste is light sweet raspberry , raspberry ale or soda ! Nothing more to add on this one ! 👎 kingofthemtn (55) - - JUL 1, 2015
watery-like raspberry vitamin water. Drink Lindemann’s framboise instead. Don’t let the cute dog on the label fool you.
Aurelius (5294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Hazy, pearlescent, dusty blonde with an icy white head. Strong raspberry jelly aroma. Sweet, soapy/floral, low bittering, moderate acidity. Limp body. On tap, Momos. PorterPounder (7894) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 12 oz bottle. Slight haze to the light golden pour, soft white head that sticks around a while. Fresh raspberry aroma, hint of breadiness. Flavor is pleasant with plenty of raspberry fruitiness, a touch of vanilla, some light yeasty notes. Mouthfeel has a nice light stickiness to it. Nice summer resfresher. rondphoto (4383) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 17, 2014
bottle @ Jungle Jim’s / Eastgate OH --- Aroma of light malt and raspberry. Nearly clear medium amber with a white rim head, bands of lace. Taste is similar to Framboise,....only much weaker. It certainly agreeable enough, but the strength reflects the 3.9% abv - weak all the way. Not quite a keeper. chinchill (4937) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2014
12 oz undated bottle poured golden-amber with a slight pink tone. Small head with weak retention. Clear, although some sediment remained stuck to the bottom of the bottle.
Aroma: lightly cooked raspberries, raspberry jam and wheat bread. Very fruity.
Flavor: Also quite fruity. Good but not great raspberry flavor. Mild sweetness.
Feel: light body with crisp, medium+ carbonation. Clean, semi-dry finish. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Reviewed from notes, actually notes from August of 2012, sorry for the late upload.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a dark orange close to reddish/brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Lacing, uh...it was slightly there - speckled but in a messy sort of way.
The smell had some tart raspberry but then a sweet raspberry allowing a decent wheaty/graininess to come in.
The taste was mainly just the tart raspberry and the sweet raspberry, slightly inviting.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for the style and for me. There was a slight dry raspberry-esque sort of finish.
Overall, decent raspberry ale I think I could do again.