3R Raspberry Ale - New Planet Beer Company
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4.03/5 rDev +50.4%
I am one who usually doesnt buy Gluten Free beers, but since my fiance has Celiac's Disease I end up buying a lot of Gluten free beers and Ciders. As one who has tried a good number of Gluten free beers, this one has to be the best I have tried so far; even when compared to the Deschutes Gluten Free Northwestern Ale. This beer pours with no head whatsoever, and has no lacing. But the aroma that comes off this is great! The smell of tart Raspberries and sugary malts come through on the nose. This beer really reminds of a good Raspberry Pale Ale that's not Gluten Free or Sorghum based. This also has a great taste of Raspberries and some slight bready maltiness. The mouthfeel has a medium thickness and medium carbonation. Overall, if I wouldn't of known this was a Gluten Free beer, I would of thought this wasnt Gluten Free. This is was definitely a very tasty beer, even for being Gluten Free. I definitely could drink this all night.
12-16-2011 05:31:42 | More by PaulStoneAnchor
3.75/5 rDev +39.9%
Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.
A: Pours a light pink and orange hue with a thin white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.
S: Fruity raspberry aroma
T: Slightly tart raspberry and fruity flavor. Crisp and clean and finishes slightly dry.
M: Medium body and medium carbonation.
O: Interesting gluten free raspberry brew – worthy of a try.
07-23-2013 01:45:11 | More by ckollias
3.5/5 rDev +30.6%
Pours a clear, dark golden amber with a tinge of red and a fairly thick, if not persistent, pale tan head. Raspberry dominates the aroma, which does have some sorghum to it. Flavor has firm sorghum and raspberry notes, and is slightly sweet - pretty good for a non-gluten beer. Texture is smooth and has average body but plenty of fizz. One of the better gluten free beers I have had.
03-04-2012 16:16:32 | More by Cyberkedi
3.48/5 rDev +29.9%
Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: light pinkish-amber hue with a very thin layer of quickly-dissipating ivory head. Not especially appetizing, but not bad, either.
Smell: nice raspberry aroma. There's a bit of the plastic-ey sorghum aroma here, but the acidic raspberry does a good job of masking it. Let's face it: as a gluten-free fruit beer, this brew faces a lot of adversity. Considering that, it's got a pretty good aroma.
Taste: plenty of raspberry with that unmistakeable sorghum sourness. Here, however, it works: we expect a fruit beer to be acidic, and indeed its sweetness helps cut that sorghum bite. Even without considering its gluten-free provenance, it's actually decent for a fruit beer.
Mouthfeel: medium-light bodied with a decent level of carbonation. It's not over-attenuated and it actually has a decent texture.
Overall: maybe in my old age I'm getting more forgiving of gluten-free beers, but I feel like 3R works. The raspberry does a good job of cutting the sour and plastic effects of the sorgum, and overall I think this is a decent fruit beer in its own right (even putting aside the gluten-free aspect).
03-14-2012 17:45:01 | More by flagmantho
3.45/5 rDev +28.7%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Look - somewhat caramelish color with a slight red tint, clear, with about half a finger of foam that dissipates very quickly.
Smell - fruity smell, almost like a lambic or frambois. Past that, it seems to have a bit of a malty tinge to it.
Taste - typical of a sorghum beer, but I think that the raspberry addition actually helps the taste, as I usually don't like sorghum beers. A bit of a musky hint to it, sweet all around, but not too sweet. Texture is more toward the watery side.
Overall - of the two of their beers that I've tried so far, I like this one the best. The raspberry taste really helps to balance out the taste of the sorghum, which I personally don't usually like.
08-15-2011 03:01:24 | More by Nerudamann
3.4/5 rDev +26.9%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pink/rose color with a very small head. Smell is mild, some hints of raspberry. Taste is unusual, a bit wine like, sorghum is present, as well as some raspberries. Just a touch of tartness, no real hop presence. Feels light and carbonated in the mouth and overall is a little different but not bad.
04-24-2012 19:51:03 | More by tone77
3.28/5 rDev +22.4%
On behalf of my non-gluten allowed wife...
Pours a clear, light pink, with a small soapy head. Looks like a rose' without the champagne bubbles.
Smell is slightly off, almost sour, like a lambic with hints of unidentified berry aromas.
Very light in flavor like most GF beers. Clean and crisp with a dry fruit finish.
Thin, light, with low carbonation.
For someone who cant drink regular beer, this is a drinkable solution, but not one that mimics the characteristics of beer much. It is more of a watered down, fruit wine with a few bubbles.
09-26-2012 02:00:01 | More by phiberoptik
3.13/5 rDev +16.8%
A nice, dry pink champagne.
Quite beautiful to look at, in a globe on a white countertop. Essentially no head, and it really does look just like a pale champagne with nice bubbles on the bottom and a hint of the skins.
Doesn't actually taste bad, you just have to recallibrate your taste expectations. I like the many flavors of malt, so a beer made from corn syrup doesn't do much for me. Quite tart, which maybe has something to do with the raspberry puree. The touch of fruit flavor is quite nice. Quite flat in the mouth after the first couple of sips. A bitter tangy aftertaste which doesn't taste particularly hoppy, but could be the contribution of the orange peel as well.
11-28-2010 01:59:50 | More by mactrail
3.1/5 rDev +15.7%
A-Pours a wacky pinkish color. Head is nearly nonexistent. Body of the beer is crystal clear. The head leaves slight but complete lacing rings.
S-Raspberry lemonade and buttered toast. The raspberry is not tart in the nose, just sweet and artificial. However, I must say I find the nose to be semi-intoxicating.
T-The flavor is not as nice. Syrupy raspberry. Grenadine and sorghum. Finishes lightly corny. The ending flavor notes are a bit off; ;most tastes like snap peas. For a Raspberry Gluten Free beer, this is far better than I expected it to be.
M-Light and watery with seltzer-esque carbonation. Goes down easy enough. Kinda surprised that it is 5% ABV. I would have expected it to be only 3.5%.
O/D-For what it is, I find it to be pretty successful. Celiacs in need of a Fruit Beer should seek this out. Its honestly not that bad.
10-06-2012 19:11:46 | More by VelvetExtract
3.08/5 rDev +14.9%
Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.
Pours a hazy light red with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of grain, yeast, and some slight raspberry aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild tartness on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer but it's drinkable and light.
12-02-2012 22:41:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
3R Raspberry Ale from New Planet Beer Company
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