Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Fruit Beer
Harelbeke, Belgium
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 491   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Also marketed as Rosarda in the UK
A blend of regular Wittekerke, the best Belgian wheat beer, known for its fruity aroma and taste, together with 10% of the purest Raspberry fruit, and a dash of the Petrus Aged Pale ale, the original mother beer that is aged in oak for up to 3 years. This combination is made in heaven, beer-heaven at the Bavik brewery in Belgium.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vyvvy (5973) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2006
What a foul beverage. In the description here it lists some fine things, but on the bottle if you read the ingredients it also lists artificial raspberry flavor and aspartame. Yes indeed this has Nutrasweet which is guaranteed to taste like crap and cause physical problems. If I would have seen this prior to buying I wouldn’t have gotten it on that principle alone. On with the review.... pours murky pink / orange with a pillowy pinkish head. The aroma has raspberry mixed with cough syrup. Medium / light body. Taste is fake - that nausiating Nutrasweet flavor is very obvious, there is some raspberry that is medicinal and sharp. The finish has a metallic taste. For charging such a premium price for this beverage why it would include fructose, artificial sweetener and artificial flavor is baffling. This beer sucks!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
goozen (3888) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2006
bottle 0,33 ltr. A wheat beer with raspberry it gets a pink-red color like beer. Very sweet a competion beer for Bacardi-Breezer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2006 Draft at Sharp Edge in Pittsburgh. Pours hazy reddish orange with a frothy white head. Aroma of raspberry and wheat malt. Very light mouthfeel. Faint wheat malt backbone, but most of the flavor is of raspberry powder. Strong flavor of artificial sweetener in the finish, which is very annoying.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Can in Amsterdam. Stronge taste of cassis (cranberries-like), just way too sweet for me. Tastes a bit like a Geuze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DruncanVeasey (8056) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2006
Hazy pink, cheeky raspberry ripple nose. Mostly sugary fruit, with a dash of sweet-sour tartness. A nastily chemical note of diet soda bitterness that overpowers everything else, and lingers revoltingly. Have identified Aspartame in this without even reading the label. What a terrible waste of Wittekirke and Petrus Aged Pale ale. Criminally nasty alcopop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (4722) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Poured an orangish/red with white fast dissapaiting head. Smell was of a rasberry and other mixed fruits. Sweet fruit flavor at first with a grainy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2006
On tap @ Delirium Cafe, Brussels. 28/05/06. Dark pink body, amost red. Strawberry/ raspberry aroma, smells just a little heavy. Medium body in the taste and a little to sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2010 Rated on August 30th, 2006 - Pours cloudy and reddish pink with a small foamy white/pink head. Aroma of raspberries, wheat, and leechi. Taste is fruity with raspberry and flowery notes. Mouthfeel is light bodied, slightly sticky sweet with moderate carbonation. Enjoyable fruit beer, a bit fake though.
Ar7 Ap4 Ta6 Pa3 Ov13 = 3.3

Rated 2010/08 - Pours amber/pink with a thin mostly receding white head. Notes of raspberry, sweet yeast, lush wheat and light acidity. Thin to medium bodied with lush carbonation.
Ap4 Ar8 Ta7 Mf4 Ov15 = 3.8
Current score is an average of the two ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2006
Notes of the regular wittekerke, with raspberry thats not overdominating, nice bit of sourness to it also, refreshing. Good.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2006
Bottled. Hazy pink-brown color with thick creamy head. Overpowering raspberry aroma resembling sweet lemonade. Very sweet and juicy raspberry flavor. Very cloying and soft drink-like.

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