Postmark Brewing Raspberry – Fruit / Vegetable Beer at 4.7% ABV, 17 IBU

Postmark Brewing Raspberry Fruit / Vegetable Beer at 4.7% ABV, 17 IBU (C$7.49 at Quarry Park Calgary Co-Op, 650 ml, no bottle date or best before, acquired 13-Oct-2016, reviewed 17-Oct-2016)

Appearance: clear pale amber with one fat finger of fizzy off-white head settling rapidly to a thick persistent cap, spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: sweet raspberry, perfume, floral. (6/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, mild tart, minimal bitter. (5/10) Medium-light body, lively to moderate carbonation, off-dry short finish. (3/5)

I’ve been reading some pretty harsh reviews of this one, but I can’t say I actively dislike it. The aromas are decent enough, with sweet raspberry tinged with a perfume floral that verges on fake, but doesn’t quite get there. The sweetness is relatively low by comparison, but I think I prefer that to if it had been sweeter. I guess the big negative is that there’s no “wild” character to speak of. OK, but that’s about it. (11/20)

5.5/10 #ryansbooze