From a 16oz can, undated. Served in a tulip with a paper umbrella and a maraschino cherry impaled on a plastic sword. OK, kidding - just ‘served in a tulip.’
Pours a cloudy pink punch with maybe a quarter-finger of bubbly suds. Retention is about what you’d expect i.e. pretty much zippo, leaving a fizzy collar and the odd dot of slippery lacing.
Aroma is straight-up raspberry. Indistinguishable from the jar of Trappist seedless raspberry jam I have in the fridge and I know that because I actually compared them.
Taste is sweet and tart more than it's sour - like a raspberry or, better yet, raspberry-lemonade. Further along in the sip a minor savory aspect develops, tasting tamarind and curry spices, almost a chutney character. But, yeah, mainly it’s raspberry.
Feel is slick and slippery, medium bodied with ample, fine carbonation.
Overall, it’s hard to accept that this is even real beer - it looks like a cocktail you’d get at the bar in a Chinese restaurant and, like a cocktail you’d get at the bar in a Chinese restaurant, you don’t realize how potent it is until you’re flat on your ass in the parking lot and you can’t even remember how or when your friends took your car keys away from you. Still, for what it is, it’s the real deal - albeit at two or three hundred percent the conventional alcohol content - and I’m obliged to rate the overall accordingly.
Can from the Packie.
Lightly hazy red pink color with a good sized short lived bubbly white head with a slight pink tinge. Raspberry nose and flavor with bits of lemony tartness. Mostly raspberry, sweet tasty.