adrian910ss (2596) - Doylestown, PA, USA - MAR 2, 2008
On draft. Pours a muddy sandy brown with a medium white head. Aroma of raspberry preserves with a touch of rye. Taste of wild raspberries with a touch of rye to it. Not very sweet and has a slightly bitter finish to it. bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Look - cloudy, amber/orange color. Head isn’t really there so much.
Smell - raspberry, amazing. Very sweet. For a 10.6 percent beer the alcohol is masked pretty well.
Taste - Wow, for a 10.5 percent beer, you cannot taste the alcohol. After a couple sips you start feeling all warm inside. Raspeberry obviously dominates the taste along with just straight up sweet. Amazingly well balanced for a 10.5 percent beer. RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2007
On tap at Firewaters in Atlantic City. Pours a ruby color with pink highlights. A small light pink head gave way to a small amount of lacing. Scents of fresh fruit, berries and malt. A sour taste up front with a rush of raspberries and fresh fruit finish. I won’t seek this one out again. Arayaga2 (2221) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Reddish orange with thin whitish head. Aroma is vinous and funky with huge raspberry presence. Taste is the same, and stingingly tart with acetic raspberry. Very nice, and very unusual. I never would have guessed on the ABV. $6/13oz draft Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2007
THOUGHTS: Reminds me of when I used to put orange Juice in my unsweetened iced-tead, but with raspberries. Very unique.
TECHNICAL: On tap at the Grey Lodge. Poured a murky, medium to light brown with a small tan head that fully diminished and left no lacing. The aroma was raspberry, rye and a touch of alcohol. The initial flavor was sweet and acidic, while the finish was acidic and sour. The flavoar was orange, rye, raspberry and tea, with a little aclohol in the finish. It was not like any other beer I’ve ever tasted. The medium to full body had lightly tingly carbonation and almost felt like drinking carbonated orange juice. It had a moderately astringent and moderately acloholic finish.
egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2007
[Firewaters, AC] Poured a murky, red amber color with a small light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of raspberry, caramel malts, toasted dough, and light alcohol. Taste of raspberry, rye, nuts, wood, light citrus, and a fair amount of alcohol in the finish. Soft, prickly mouthfeel. hiphops (324) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2007
one of the best fruit beers or rye beers either way. its murky brown purple. u can def. taste the rye and smell the rye. you can def. taste the rasp. too. its like the 12 only the finish is rasp. so u cont want to throw up after drinking a glass. DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Draft at DRE. Turbid dullish dark straw/dull reddish pour with off-white head. Aroma is fresh raspberries off the vine, some fruit, and earthy malt. Tastes fruity, with a hefty raspberry presence backed up by malt, some spirity notes, and back up hops. Does get a bit hot as it warms, but is unique and emminently quaffable. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Draught: Aroma of raspberry, rye, and alcohol. Poured amber in color with a small white head that diminished quickly. Very hazy to almost cloudy. Very lightly sparkling. Flavor of raspberry, alcohol, and rye. Medium body. Average texture. Soft carbonation. Alcohol burn finish. Overall, way too much alcohol burn. Needs to be tamed.