Schuylkill Punch (Raspberry Ale) | Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

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Schuylkill Punch (Raspberry Ale)Schuylkill Punch (Raspberry Ale)
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Schuylkill Punch (Raspberry Ale)Schuylkill Punch (Raspberry Ale)

Brewed by:
Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-07-2001

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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by danronian:
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2.2/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bought a mixed six pack after trying some of the beer in the restaurant.

When poured it's pinkish, very pinkish. Very fizzy and carbonated.

The smell is of sweet beer (yeasty smell) and raspberry.

The raspberry is very apparent. The mouthfeel is a bit drying at the end and slightly malty, but it's more like a light lager with fruit added.

Overall I think some girls I know who don't like beer would love this fruit flavored "beer" but it's not my favorite fruit beer by far.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well my wife ordered this like I knew she would,it pours a deep yellow with not mtch head to it.Aroma was of tart rasberries with a little wheatiness as well,taste is sweet but with a little tart edse from the raspberries with a light wheat/malt aftertaste.A little better than alot of the run of the mill fruit beers but not something I would order.

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Photo of megamass
2.25/5  rDev -27.9%

Photo of TheSupremeAJ
3.81/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had at the brewery. Wouldn't seek out.

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Photo of DocHalladay
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of RobDB
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of tone77
3.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark pinkinsh color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of sour raspberries. Taste is the same, tart, slightly sour, a good bit of berry flavor, not much else going on. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of Ryften
3.59/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerthulhu
3.37/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pink grapefruit intial pour turns a dark cherry while in the vessel. Strong sense of carbonation with a creamy-frothy tannish head that showed hints of pinkish hues. Lacing is moderate, spotty, while the top coverage has a good rate of retention lasting well into the drink.

S: Aroma has a slight tartness of raspberries, dairy creamer and raspberry yougurt of moderate intentions.

T: Flavor was sweet initially, sugary raspberries at first that turns to a slight tartness on the trail end. Dairy creamer and raspberry yogurt with some fruity sweetness with a smooth and creamy finish, perhaps wheat based.

M: The body leans towards the lighter end of medium, frothy and creamy nature with a raspberry punch twang of tartness that has a slight lingering effect.

O: Overall not usually a fan of berry/vegetable style beers but this turned out pretty decent for what it was. The flavor seem natural and not artifical, with a creamy body base.

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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Chugs13
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of metter98
3.37/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at Hops Craft Beer Wine Bar, Morristown, NJ

A: The beer is hazy amber red in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down but consistently left thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass. The head died down and left just a collar sound edge of glass.
S: Light aromas of raspberries are present in the nose along with some hints of funk.
T: The taste follows the smell and had flavors of raspberry purée, but there is a little funkiness and only faint bits of sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly tart on palate with moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink since it is light bodied and not that funky. The raspberries add a little complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of weeare138
3.62/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a ruby red with a small off white head with traces of pink. Fades within a minute to a tiny collar leaving small bits of lace.
Smell is of rich raspberry juice, and honey, atop a mildly grainy ale made with a unique blended Belgian and lager yeast strain giving this a fruity/dry mix.
Taste is of smooth, slightly sweet and tart raspberries in a slightly watery batch.
Mouthfeel is partially light and watery with a hint of sugary tartness finishing with a dryness.
Drinkability is of mixed tartness with a unique yeast that makes this a distant Belgian cousin. Not bad drinking.

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Photo of MKrauss
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of TheFightfan1
2.6/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear deep ruby red color with a large bubbly white heading.Really no lacing to speak of.

Smell is crazy with rasberries and touch of other mixed berries. A yeasty smell is also present.

Taste is all rasberry with very feint hops. Also a kind of film left in the mouth like I just drank a rasberry soda.

Mouth again is sort of like a soda, ridiculously carbonated and it kind of ruins the mouthfeel. A light bodied beverage.

Drink is below average for me. I really can't see myself drinking this again.

All and all way too bubbley,and it has a kind of candy taste with all the rasberries. I was dissappointed when I've heard good thing's about this beer.

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Photo of jwc215
2.19/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From a variety 6-pack purchased at the brewery:

Pours reddish fruit punch colored with a fizz of a "head" that comes an goes in a flash. No retention or any lacing. Not pleasant to look at, to me.

The smell is of raspberry fruit punch. Vague bready/grainy notes distinguish it from such, though not by much.

The taste is of an "artificial"ish raspberry and fruit punch with a bit of alcohol. Seltzer water grows. Prickly carbonation wipes out any real "finish".

It has a fizzy light body.

This has just a hint of maltiness to distinguish it from raspberry/fruit punch flavoured seltzer water. Not a drain pour, just wouldn't get again, or want any more of it.

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Photo of JerryOzog
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of woodychandler
4.32/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bit of CANQuest (TM) thanks to the 'Yunkers at the Opening Tap of PHL Beer Week table for getting me some CANs to take away and review. I CAN guarantee that these will not be wasted like the ones some jagov was pouring down his gullet at the end of the night. There was a third CANned beer that he chugged down as I watched in dismay! Grrr.

From the CAN: "Every small batch of this ruby colored ale is fermented with over 500 pounds of plump raspberries for a distinct berry aroma and a tart, yet not too sweet flavor. The beer is lightly filtered to preserve this delicate profile. The name Schuylkill Punch is a colloquialism for the tang of the Philadelphia river water back in the olden days, and the recipe has been with the Manayunk Brewing Company since we began."

The Crack unleashed some beautiful pink foam that jumped out to greet me! I had to give it a moment to calm down before beginning the inverted Glug. I got a brief, foamy finger of pink head that looked like cotton CANdy which withered in the heat and humidity of the day. Nose was tart and very raspberry and I was reminded of my late-paternal grandmother's garden with its raspberries along the fence. Color was a slightly hazy reddish-purplish-pink. It is a good thing that I am comfortable with my masculinity or I might be embarrassed to be seen with this beer in my glass. Mouthfeel was big and full, not quite creamy, but very effervescent. The taste left no doubt that raspberries were involved and the yeast worked well with them to create a tartness that was perfect for the weather. Sweet? Not really, if at all. Raspberries fermented into alcohol generally produce a tartness and since I usually eschew sweets, this is perfect for me. The finish was dry and refreshing, perfect for summer. Put some in a cooler and take a boat ride down the Schuylkill River!

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Photo of Rifugium
1.78/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

First had: on tap at their brewery

A raspberry lager. In the same way as the blueberry wheat, I don't think Manayunk has quite mastered the complex art of making a successful fruit beer. If it was a choice between the two, I'd go with this one, only because it lacked the harshness/acidity of the wheat.

Poured ruby red with a small white head that all but completely dissipated. Grains and tart raspberry in the aroma. Taste of a thinned out framboise, with sweet malts accompanying the fruit, and a hop bite just noticeable. Grains provide a drying sensation. Light mouthfeel, and somewhat drinkable, but not for me.

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Photo of flexabull
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a plain clear bottle with the name of the beer hand written.

Beer is a cloudy ruby color with a decent white head on the top.

Aromas are of tart raspberries.

Beer taste very tart, and a bit bitter. There is an underlying raspberry flavor that is not very sweet. The finish is yeasty and spicy. Interesting beer...

Mouthfeel is not bad, crisp and prickly from the carbonation.

Drinkability is pretty good. It's an interesting fruit beer. Worth trying.

Bottle courtesy of eclectic, thanks again!

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Phillyz
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of CuriousMonk
2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

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Schuylkill Punch (Raspberry Ale) from Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
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