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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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This golden-pink beer combines our light, refreshing wheat ale with all-natural raspberry extract, added before carbonation to produce a subtle raspberry aroma and flavor. Bronze Medal Winner at the 1995 Great American Beer Festival.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2214) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2009
sample at brewpub, the firstthing was the smell of raspberry which enough for me. Better than most raspberry wheats though, perhaps there was just a bit more extract than necessary, making the berry aspect too strong? Pinkish color was a little weird. no lingering aftertaste.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Subtle fruit aroma linger in the nose, slighty floral, with some cereal grain maltiness. This has obviously gone down hill since 1995. I don’t get it. Tastes unnatural, the fruit just does not work for this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7669) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a hazy straw color with a thin bone white head that burns away quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of tart raspberries and light wheat. Light bodied and crisp with raspberry and citrus flavor primarily, with some sweet malt and wheat underneath. The finish is short and fruity with a lingering raspberry aftertaste. Average all around.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Pours a hazy straw with a frothy white head. On the nose is a dominant medicinal, plastic-like raspberry extract and backing floral notes; it smells oddly unnatural. Light, thin and exceedingly dry for a fruited wheat. This won a medal, huh? I’m not getting that. Take a sub-par American wheat, add a funky raspberry extract and you get a sub-par, soapy, fruit beer. These guys are capable of so much more that I’m baffled why this remains one of their 5 staple beers. I guess someone’s buying it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2007
Pours golden with a light hazy and no head. The aroma has lots of fresh raspberries and smooth wheat. Fairly light body that is smooth at first and then has a crisp finish with mild sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with a dry wheat flavor and thin only hints of raspberries on the finish. The aroma is much better than the taste.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
theisti (3185) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Tap, brewpub, part of six pack sampler. See my review for Cow Town wheat + raspberry, which did not even seem blended with the beer. Bronze at ’95 GABF? I guess it pays to be ahead of the fruit beer game.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Tap at brew pub. Pours golden, translucent yellow. Nice lacing. Aroma is medium-strong raspberry. Flavor was light, crisp raspberry. A bit watery on the palate but the raspberry lingers. Pleasantly light and fruity.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5098) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 6, 2006
The body was very cloudy yellow with a decent white head. The aroma was lemons with some ginger and a little bit of raspberry. The taste had some dry raspberries with a little toast and some iced tea. This was a solid fruit wheat.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Tates just like their other wheat beer, with the addition of some raspberry fruitiness, that is quite subdued, and not overpowering the other flavors of the beer. Slightly sour and perfumey, but drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seamus77 (31) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2006
a bit shy about trying this one, fearing a sickly sweet jolly rancher college girl oriented beer (like say new glarus belgian red) , i was pleasantly surprised to find a drier raspberry fruitiness which complements this light bodied soft-wheat beer. reminds me of a lighter version of la choulette framboise. a nice variation of the cow town wheat.


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