kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on draft at the Parkville beerfest. Light gold color, little aroma. Nice lacing. Pleasant raspberry flavor, with a nice hoppy endnote.
aaronhaywood (74) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
My first impression was watery, but I was confusing that with smoothness. My plan is to bike 10 miles, then drink this beer, and it will be the perfect thirst quencher. Definitely not the last time I will be drinking this beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Name: Raspberry Wheat
Date: February 25, 2009
Appearance: hazy yellow, fine off white head, lots of spidery lace
Aroma: sweet raspberry aroma with a tart finish
Body: creamy body
Flavor: light sweet raspberry flavor, just a touch of balancing fruity tartness
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 9/20
unclemike (2812) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUN 4, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Dogbrick (10707) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2007
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
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.
vyvvy (5303) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
theisti (3705) - Kansas, USA - DEC 27, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.