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Raspberry Strong Ale - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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Raspberry Strong AleRaspberry Strong Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

267 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 30
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-08-2002)
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16 snifter, not sure when it was bottled, but I am sure it wasn't too many months ago. Pours a bright ruby red, with a one inch white head that settles fairly quickly, leaving behind little streams of lace. Smell is raspberry, biscuit, dark fruit, caramel, honey, and hints of vanilla. Taste is tart raspberry up front, vanilla, biscuit, caramel, and plum. Body is almost medium, nice carbonation, a little dry, and very drinkable for 9%. This is solid, can't wait to try the normal barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 18:21:58 | More by SawDog505
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3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on June 14, 2014.

The pour is a reddish brown color with a short-lived off-white head that really simmers down and leaves almost no lacing.

In the aroma I do pick up a little raspberry but overall the scent is barley malt and barleywine boozy. The fruitiness feels less so.

Medium body mostly.

The raspberries really kick in more so in the taste than the aroma suggests. It certaInly has a boozy and malty quality to it but the raspberries introduce themselves with a passion. This will leave a mark. Spinning head.

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3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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s. Raspberry alone on the nose.

t. Sweet on the front, malt in the middle, tart in the back. It has a fermented wine taste.

m. Good, the carbonation stays atop the beer, as the thin head remains.

o. Debated a long time between a 3.75 and a 4, but I would say this pushes the boundaries of an outstanding raspberry brandywine style ale.

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Raspberry Strong Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.