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Raspberry Strong Ale - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

Raspberry Strong AleRaspberry Strong Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

249 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 15.53%


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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Reviews by busterthecat:
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busterthecat

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No bottle date.

A- Pours a very dark caramel hue. Some white fluffy head, good lacing.

S- Smell quite like a raspberry lambic. sweet and tart raspberry, crisp.

T- A burst of raspberry that melts into a bready malt. Some roasted notes in backbone. There is a residual tartness. An interesting blend. The aftertaste is odd.

M- Big, wet, lingering. Semi-syrupy. the lingering aftertaste is kinda off-putting.

D- No alc detected. Easy to sip on. Would like to see if age does this beer any good, might mellow out the aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 03:01:39 | More by busterthecat
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BBC can do no wrong!

Pours a very beautiful clear mahogany, cherry wood color.
Smells exactly like a raspberry chocolate bar.
Taste is perfectly balanced. As the name suggests it tastes exactly like chocolate and raspberries but it doesn't register as a "sweet" beer...the hops provide a very nice balance so you get the flavor but not the heavy sweetness that can sometimes be a little too much. As you first sip it, it's sweet but then the tartness mellows it out beautifully. A very drinkable beer.

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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.

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a; Clear reddish copper with an inch tall offwhite head which receded to even surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Mild fruit.

t: Raspberry flavor which does not register until first swallow. Some tartness lingers at the back of the tongue. High ABV is amazingly well covered.

m: Moderate, good body, sticky.

o: A tasty though tart brew, raspberry flavor is strong but not very sweet. Interesting to try, but although I am a huge fan of raspberry flavor,the tartness here is too sharp for my taste. However those who like Belgian saisons and lambics should really enjoy this.

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I love raspberries, prompting me to buy this guy and cellar it for a few months. Just popped it open and I love what's happening to my taste buds right now.

A: Hazy blood orange color. Two finger head that sticks nicely to glass but dissipated quickly. The color is gorgeous.

S: Raspberries on raspberries. Quite sweet smelling. I like where this is heading.

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Raspberry Strong Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.