JorisPPattyn (10112) - BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2003
(draught) Dark brown, red shine; little rim for head. Heavy raspberry-jam nose, with somehow bready malt notes behind it. Raspberries, real ones, in the taste, nothing too sweet; surprisingly dry finish. Well-bodied, fruity, lip-smacking. Another very good USA fruitbeer. If Belgian brewers would relearn the real thing's the winner... FROTHINGSLOSH (8272) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a dark red-plum color with a medium sized foamy beige head that left great lacing. The aroma was sweet raspberry jam. The flavor was very sweet and a bit tart with strong raspberry jam. Long sweet and tart raspberry jam finish. Medium body. Quite tasty. aracauna (3705) - Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Easily one of the better raspberry beers I’ve ever had (other than a well done framboise lambic of course). Deep purple ruby body. Slightly spicy with caramel and brown sugar. One of the more interesting fruit beers I’ve had. merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
A: Red Hue, Mild White Head, Very Little Lacing
S: Mildly Sour Raspberries, Wheat
T: Mildly Sour Raspberries, Wheat
M: Okay Carbonation, Light Bodied, Dry, Clean
Overall, a drinkable Raspberry Wheat Ale that with better carbonation, might make it pop more. Drew (2470) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2003
This is most likely the best "fruit beer" that i've yet tasted. Very "fresh" tasting, effervesent. The raspberry is strong, yet not syrupy and not cloying - finished clean. I had to fight over this one with my wife. Also, the server told us that they use over 300 pounds of berries per batch of this stuff and it's added to the same basic recipe as their wheat ale (After tasting the wheat, I can believe that it would take that much fruit to impart this kind of flavor!)
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2011
This poured a nice pinkish hued orange with a white head. Aroma was was of fresh and patrially artificial raspberries. Flavor was sweeter than the aroma would let on, sweet raspberry ice cream flavor but not overly artificial with nice tart notes too. Nice fruit beer. TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2006
On tap at th Willoughby Brewing Company. The pour has a purple-ish pink hue, as does the nice foamy head. The aroma is very similar to a raspberry lambic. The flavor, however, is not. This light bodied beer has a very mellow hop and malt balance, with the sweatness andraspberry flavor coming through, through the tasteing. I’m not a big fan of fruit beers, most I haven’t care for, but this was good. Easy to drink, andvery enjoyable. jercraigs (11071) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. Deep red headless body. Strong aroma of raspberry is quite fruity and just a touch jammy. Flavour is quite similar with lots of sweet raspberry flavour and does not have the green raspberry leaf notes that some others do. Average palate, touch undercarbonated. Decent enough. Fruit dominates over any underlying beer character, but its pleasant. Brigadier (3780) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Growler from brewpub
My wife picked up a growler of this on the way home from work. She likes it and since we had so much I figured it was worth trying. The Daisy Cutter at the GTMW was great. This wasn’t bad either but when your standard for raspberry fruit beers is New Glarus Raspberry Tart it can be hard to measure up. Still it wasn’t bad; if I were more into fruit beers it would be worth ordering again.
Aroma / Appearance - A short lived sandy head lingered above the purple body. Carbonation bubbled throughout. Raspberry truffles, slightly overcooked brownies and semi-sweet chocolate create an interesting tapestry. The raspberries are definitely the strongest part of the nose.
Flavor / Palate - Overcooked brownies, rye bread and raspberries form a sweet mouthfeel with a bit of bitterness. Tartness keeps things fresh with a light finish. It reminds me of a simpler Raspberry Tart. It was decent but I thought it could have been a little better without the brownie start.