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Raspberry Cream Ale - Lunar Brewing

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Raspberry Cream AleRaspberry Cream Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lunar Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: orbitalr0x on 06-18-2005)
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Photo of orbitalr0x
3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The Raspberry Cream Ale arrives off tap with a nice golden orange body that shows a few hints of red. There's a thin bubbly head on top that quickly fades away. Aromas of mellow raspberry along with creamy grainy aromas as well. A bit underwhelming overall with less aroma than I would have liked.

First sip brings a nice slightly sweet raspberry flavor along with a creamy pale malt body that has a bit of sourness to it as well. Just a hint of hops on the way down. A low key fruit beer that is refreshing but not very intriguing.

Mouthfeel has a nice medium body along with good carbonation and it goes down smoothly. A pretty average fruit beer that is still easy to drink and refreshing..however it's not something I'd seek out again.

Photo of joeseppy
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of JohnnyChicago
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub; served in a pint.

A: Pours a hazy orange-pink-amber with a nice white head.

S: Raspberry is certainly perceptible. Vanilla and caramel also find there way in the mix. Smells pretty refreshing.

T: Smooth raspberry with a long juicy finish. Milky vanilla and grains are noticeable in the aftertaste.

D: Nice refreshing summer beer. It really hits the spot and I could definitely drink another.

Overall: Not bad at all! So many fruit beers fall of the deep end with crazy amounts of sweetness, artificial taste, or lack of any true "beery" taste. This one has none of those characteristics. Its a refreshing fruit beer that never becomes an alchopop.

Photo of Redrover
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer is served in standard pint glass and it is a yellow- orange with a touch of red highlites.

The nose is of raspberry and malts. Not artificial smelling at all.

The taste is much like the smell, the raspberry is pronounced but not over powering. The beer is backed by a sweetness that seems to come from the malts. No noticeable hoping. No artificial taste, not overly complex.

Nice smooth mouthfeel but one a session is enough for me. This is a regular in the Lunar's line-up and while not bad at all, I think it is their weakest offering.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice twist on a yuppie favorite--Raspberry beers. Where this one differentiates is in it low use of wheat and its creamy texture. The colors are straw with a light ruby tint. The head retention is good and withstanding. It contains a slight haze (from wheat?) which adds to the texture and retention. Aromas are of raspberries, but not to get confused with Kool-Aid. Solid malt and cereal grains accompany the beer from aroma to flavor. The barley malt swirls with the fruit and hops to make a delicate and complex brew. Full and creamy texture with a clean and refreshing finish. Not usually impressed with fruit beers, I reall enjoyed this one.

Photo of B-Sweets
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of shacawgo24
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Pidzik12
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of blitheringidiot
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Being that I am not afraid of beer and fruit being in the same sentence, this was a drinkable fruit veg brew with plenty of fruit. Raspberry notes were abundant, while the nose matched the name. Unless you are a fruit beer beer drinker, pass on this one, but I liked it.

Beer is good. Happy brewpub beering.

Photo of mishtif
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of scruffwhor
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy, almost opaque hay hue with "nothing to right home about" lacing. With some beers, I like it when the beer looks like it should smell and taste one way. But when you take that wiff or taste, you are pleasantly surprised. It smells like cream of wheat. Then tastes like a well carbonated cream of wheat with a real splash of rasberries.

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of NewGlarusFan
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Raspberry Cream Ale from Lunar Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.