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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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Reviews by GossageBrewery:
Photo of GossageBrewery
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...

GossageBrewery, Aug 08, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of pmcadamis
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.

pmcadamis, Jun 12, 2008
Photo of hotstuff
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.

hotstuff, Nov 01, 2003
Photo of oracle
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.

oracle, Jan 06, 2005
Photo of RBorsato
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...

RBorsato, Apr 11, 2006
Photo of karst
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.

karst, Jan 28, 2005
Photo of Tone
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.

Tone, Dec 24, 2008
Photo of DCon
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.

DCon, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Shoegazer
3.75/5  rDev +30.2%

Shoegazer, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of NateMac13
3/5  rDev +4.2%

NateMac13, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of beernut7
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.

beernut7, Oct 19, 2002
Photo of ggourde
4/5  rDev +38.9%

ggourde, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of Vancer
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!

Vancer, Feb 14, 2005
Photo of UncleJimbo
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.

UncleJimbo, Jan 01, 2003
Photo of Juggernaut
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.

Juggernaut, Dec 11, 2004
Photo of CiderGoggles
3/5  rDev +4.2%

CiderGoggles, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Dogbrick
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.

Dogbrick, Nov 02, 2007
Photo of barnzy78
1.5/5  rDev -47.9%

barnzy78, Dec 04, 2011
Riverboat Raspberry from Trailhead Brewing Co
73 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.