daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Reddish pour, fluffy head. Aroma of sweet berries, honey, graham cracker and oranges. Flavor is sweet, honey, creamy, wheat...interesting at the very least. arminjewell (9688) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Poured deep red with little white head, taste is full of blackberry with a honey sweetness at the end. For my severe dislike of berry beer, this one didn’t displease too much, as it was very unique. Sledutah (7722) - Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2011
On tap at Thunder Canyon Braudog (6763) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Appearance: Slightly hazy bronze with a small white head, no lacing
Aroma: Sweet dark fruit
Taste: Honey, sweet fruit and berries
Candy red with a rosy head. Strong syrupy aroma. Likewise, a fruit syrup character carries, more than any real fruit flavors. Unimpressed. decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Hazed cherry pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of blackberry and sweet malt. Light blackberry, sweet malt and no bitter. Medium bodied and fizzy.
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass at the brewpub.
The appearance was a hazy orange color with some red highlights here and there around the glass. Bar pour yielded no head.
The smell started off with a sweet red raspberry and then a light tart raspberry came in to balance and then after that a light sugary sweetness came in.
The taste was mainly sweet through the raspberries but after a while the sugary flavor came back.
On the palate, this one had a tart and sweet raspberry aftertaste that seemed pretty authentic and I would say that this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. The carbonation was decent for the style and for me.
Overall, decent raspberry ale I believe I could take to the dome again. FlacoAlto (4197) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Sampled at the BrewpubTerminus (3689) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2011
This beer is a lightly hazy, deep amber color with ruby highlights when held up to the light. The head is simply a wispy pale tan head that is really just a ring around the edges. The aroma is sweet and fruity with perhaps a hint of honey aromatics to it, and a fruitiness that is definite, but somewhat non-descript.
The taste is quite sweet; it is almost sticky sweet, but not quite. Honey is definitely evident; there is that sort of astringent note, mixed with a floral type thing that I associate with honey. The fruitiness is quite pronounced, though I can’t quite put my finger on specifics; it is definitely not raspberry dominated. I am actually finding this a lot more easy drinking and enjoyable than I was expecting. Yes it is a simplistic, sweet fruit beer, but it is quite drinkable and even quaffable.
tap at brewery-pours a cherry hue with a tinge of carbonation around the rim of the sample glass. nose os sweet sugary fruit-smells like concentrate/extract. extract honey flavors. nothing special here. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Actually kind of enjoyed this one for its uniqueness. Ruby red/purple pour with a small ivory head that isn’t more than a ring. Aroma is ripe berries (can’t really tell what type) and moderate honey sweetness. Flavor is more definable blackberry...a bit syrupy but good. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2006
On tap at TCB - Pours a clear deep red, almost purple color with a small pink head. Has a light berry and honey aroma. Has a sweet berry and honey flavor. Heavy on the palate. Medium body. A decent fruit beer.