JStax (7307) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2017 JorisPPattyn (10113) - - OCT 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(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...
Draft sample at the source. The beer is a clear amber with a beige head of foam. Sweet and berry forward aroma, but I get a solid portajohn smell initially. Makes me wondee if all of those smell this way, or this beer is just reminiscent of previous experiences. Sweet and fruity taste. Medium body and medium carbonation. JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2016
On tap at the Nutsmasher bottle release at Willoughby on 2/28/16. Pours clear copper with a medium off-white head. Aroma of raspberry and malt. Sweet raspberry flavor with mild tartness before a malty finish. pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Aroma: Bright raspberry aroma. Appearance: Bright pink with white head. Taste: Light bitterness balanced by a light sweetness. Palate: Light body, slick texture, soft carbonation, long sour finish. Overall: Could be raspberry juice. Not very impressive.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone FROTHINGSLOSH (8291) - 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. 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.
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
a: pours a shade of red similar to a strawberry. slight head that reduces to very light lacing
s: rasberry smell dominates
t: very sweet rasperry flavor, clean after taste no bitterness, cloyingly sweet
m&d: small body, light mouthfeel due to decent carbonation jmikolich (1486) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2012
on tap at WBC 10Feb2012, The description is wrong, there is too much sweetness, needs more malt or something to balance this out, just dominant sweet raspberries make it sticky to me. 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. shigadeyo (3819) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Brigadier (3780) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2007
7/13/2009: Willoughby Railway Raspberry Ale is very dark brown with a dark purple. It’s opaque and has a thin off-white crown. Some red raspberry is evident in the aroma, but not so much in the flavor. The flavor has more of a sweet, caramelized maltiness and chocolate finish. Overall this is a decent raspberry beer that would probably be better if the raspberry was emphasiszed just a bit more.
Sample (draught) at Pigskin Bar & Grill in Athens, Ohio during Ohio Brew Week 2009. Rating #14 for this beer.
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.