- My Rating: [C+], I gave it a (2.9 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Melville’s Raspberry Craft Lager – Innis & Gunn, 4.1% ABV, 275 ml., (Edinburgh, Scotland)
on the back label:
“We have captured the mouth-watering flavours of Scottish Glen Ample Raspberries by blending real fruit juice with our craft-brew lager. The resulting beer is full flavoured and deliciously refreshing. Purity of flavour is so important to us we never use juice from concentrate.”
- Style: (Raspberry) Fruit Beer
- Taste: Jammy mild tangy sweet raspberry subtle malt roughish finish
- Where I got it : Brewery Creek / Vancouver
- How much: $11 CAD (after 10% off) – 275 ml. x 4, September 2013
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nope
Visual: (cellared for 4 years). Pours dirty reddish-brown with no head, surfacing soda-like streams with a small island, bubbles clinging to the side of the glass.
Nose: strawberry puree, jam-like (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: crisp, raspberry fruity impression
Mid-palate: fruity-jammy-tangy raspberry juice, slightly cloying (lvl-6-sweetness), background light malt
Finish: residual malt, subtle bitter hops, palate roughness
Summary: A pretty simple beer that hardly tastes like a beer except at the finish where the hops appear. Partially authentic but mostly jammy raspberry with just a touch of tang. Drinkable, a bit better than their strawberry [C], though I don’t really like the palate rough finish.