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Riverboat Raspberry - Trailhead Brewing Co

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BA SCORE
73
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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 2.88
pDev: 24.65%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trailhead Brewing Co visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 10-19-2002)
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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by GossageBrewery:
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

2.08/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Served this Fruit beer at the brewery, on-tap, in a pint glass. This beer poured a light clear straw color. Produced a thin white head with poor retention and poor lacing. The aroma had a decent sweet raspberry smell...that was impressive. The body was light, thin, watery. Once you got past the water, there was an overpowering almost medicinal sweet raspberry flavor. This beer was not very well balanced....perhaps if there were a bit more of a malt base...they could have pulled this off... Reminded me to much of cough syrup to enjoy this...

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2011 02:20:11 | More by GossageBrewery
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CiderGoggles

Missouri

3/5  rDev +4.2%

10-04-2013 13:11:29 | More by CiderGoggles
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NateMac13

Illinois

3/5  rDev +4.2%

08-17-2012 16:10:10 | More by NateMac13
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ggourde

Missouri

4/5  rDev +38.9%

06-08-2012 05:15:01 | More by ggourde
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Shoegazer

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +30.2%

04-08-2012 23:14:40 | More by Shoegazer
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DCon

Missouri

3.15/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed on-tap @ Trailhead Brewing Company in St. Charles, MO for $3.50. Tapped from the Fuchsia Tap Handle w/ Riverboat Raspberry on it into a 16oz Pint Glass.

Aroma- The aroma presents itself as a raspberry candy for the longest time. Sweet malts and a slight crisp aroma backs it up. Very pleasant!

Appearance- Received with a .5 finger head that dies fairly quickly. Has a peach colored body and quite the haze to it. Leaves only sudsy lacing.

Flavor- The beginning of the taste of this one is awesome! Nice raspberry flavor with light grains/wheaty attributes. However, the finish had a dry and boring character that ruined it... If the beginning of this drink could continue, we would have a great beer!

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and leaves only grain behind.

Overall Impression- A nice Raspberry flavored beer but nothing to go crazy about. Nice flavors but wish there was more carbonation and finishing flavors... Left us with nothing to tell our friends about.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2011 23:01:04 | More by DCon
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barnzy78

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -47.9%

12-04-2011 22:26:39 | More by barnzy78
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Tone

Missouri

3.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden-yellow. 1/4 inch head with slight retention and low lacing. Fits the style. It was sweet and fruity up front, but a weak finish and no real distinguished aftertaste. Smooth, crisp, with low carbonation. Overall, a raspberry brew that was too much flavoring and too little beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2008 14:19:37 | More by Tone
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pmcadamis

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - A very slightly tinted red-gold brew supports a white half-finger head that sticks around for a while.

S - A basic lager aroma is accented with a lightly fruity raspberry note.

T - I appreciate the fact that this is not overly fruity. The raspberry notes are apparent, but not overly obnoxious.

M - Light bodied, highly carbonated, and very refreshing. Sort of reminds me of Clearly Canadian.

D - Highly thirst quenching and refreshing, but it's nothing special. Pretty good for a fruit beer. I like the restrained demonstrated with the fruit.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2008 03:41:23 | More by pmcadamis
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Dogbrick

Ohio

2.68/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sample at the brewpub: This beer is a hazy dark yellow color with a medium thin white head that burns off steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of raspberry sherbet and wheat. Light body with a tart raspberry character, with hints of zesty hops. The finish is akin to a raspberry Flintstones vitamin, if they make that flavor. Not very good.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2007 20:37:30 | More by Dogbrick
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted at the Trailhead Brewpub on 02/23/06.

Light yellow-gold color with a low ring for the head. Subtle raspberry aroma and flavor leaning ever so slightly toward a Belgian Lambic -- a bit tart and a touch of sourness. Light bodied and interesting but not really fruity enough to entice you to have another.

An interesting American/Belgian hybrid though I'm not sure it was intended to be...

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2006 17:56:30 | More by RBorsato
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Vancer

Illinois

2.65/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had to try the Raspberry and its cousin, the Blond (much better). The raspberry pours just like the blond - a lite, clear straw color, decent white head with a real aroma of raspberry. Taste was overpowering sweet raspberry, duh, - reminded me of a soda more than a beer. So, tried it, didn’t like it but I’m not gonna rip it apart in the points, since the style was raspberry, and by God, that’s what ya got!

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2005 14:13:36 | More by Vancer
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karst

Missouri

2.05/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The second in a 6 sampler line-up from the brew-pub near the Missouri River in St. Charles. Riverboat Ale was light lemon color with a slight chill haze (with in style guides for fruit beer). Although it had a lot of carbonation (active beading after an hour!), but showed only a ring of bubbles at edge of the 6 oz. glass.

Aroma was Raspberry and little else. We were very displeased with the taste, finding it less palatable as we drank. Its upleasant sourness became more and more noticable. I found it somewhat astringent- drying the mouth linings.

Poor drinkability.
This brew-pub has great food, location and atmosphere.

I will return hopefully to better beer in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2005 14:05:47 | More by karst
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oracle

Indiana

1.35/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

My parents, god bless their hearts, brought three of these back with them from a recent trip to St. Louis. I glad they were thinking of me, but I wish they'd saved their money.

Beer poured a very cloudy light yellow, with 1 inch head that subsided pretty quickly. No lacing was left behind at all.

Smell was not too strong and smelled of fresh rasberries and very little else.

Taste was absolutely horrid. An initial tang of rasberries gone sour quickly followed by a thin watery foul after taste. There was nothing at all that I would describe as a 'beer' taste.

Simply dreadful.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2005 13:56:10 | More by oracle
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Juggernaut

Missouri

2.9/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is a golden yellow with a small white head. The smell didn't have much going for it with some slite fruity esters and a very small hint of raspberry. The taste was decent with a pretty good hint of raspberry more so than I was expecting from the smell, but not to much. It is kind of thin and seemed a little overly carbonated. This one is nothing overly exciting but something different to try.

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2004 08:33:19 | More by Juggernaut
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hotstuff

Indiana

3.48/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a small sized creamy white head with fine-small sized bubbles that fully diminished.The body was carbonated and cloudy with a yellow hue.The nose was that of mild malt and raspberry with what else, a raspberry flavor.The mouthfeel was smooth and light bodied and thin textured.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2003 22:21:11 | More by hotstuff
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I sampled this at the brewpub. They had been having problems with this line, and finally got it going while I was there.

The beer was golden yellow and very cloudy with very little foam. There was only a very faint aroma of raspberries. The lack of a fruity aroma was surprising. The taste was sweet and tart raspberry but was rather thin. The mouthfeel was thin and unnaturally sweet, in my opinion. There was a malty finish. The drinkability was not very exciting.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2003 03:15:57 | More by UncleJimbo
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beernut7

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This hazy bright yellow ale sits in the glass with a crown of thin lace. The aroma is very buttery with a brush of fruit. A light smooth body supports a very buttery flavor with almost no noticeable bitterness and the briefest hint of tartness from the berries. Dry and refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2002 19:21:18 | More by beernut7
Riverboat Raspberry from Trailhead Brewing Co
73 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.