Riverboat Raspberry
Trailhead Brewing Co

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Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #897
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Ranked #46,548
3 | pDev: 22%
Trailhead Brewing Co
Missouri, United States
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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 28 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Radome
3.52/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I am not normally a fan of raspberry beers, and I was not fond of the other Trailhead beers I had on this visit, but this one was well-made and tasty.

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Photo of welldigger888
1.65/5  rDev -45%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

the brew had a touch of head that left a kiss of lacing down glass
all i got on aroma was a big rough whiff off chemical raspberry, unpleasant
the taste was one big chemically flavored raspberry mess, unpleasant
thin brew
i would avoid this thing

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Photo of DCon
3.19/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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Photo of GossageBrewery
2.17/5  rDev -27.7%
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...

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Photo of Tone
3.45/5  rDev +15%
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.

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Photo of pmcadamis
2.89/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.68/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.23/5  rDev +7.7%
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...

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Photo of Vancer
2.63/5  rDev -12.3%
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!

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Photo of karst
2.15/5  rDev -28.3%
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.

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Photo of oracle
1.41/5  rDev -53%
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.

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Photo of Juggernaut
2.88/5  rDev -4%
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.

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Photo of hotstuff
3.46/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
3.31/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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Photo of beernut7
3.36/5  rDev +12%
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.

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Riverboat Raspberry from Trailhead Brewing Co
Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 28 ratings