hockeybeerguy (1620) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 The appearance was a dark red color with a one finger white foamy head that dies within less than a minute, nice ruddy brown coloring on the sides, not much lacing.
The smell had a super large amount of raspberrries definitely comes out in the aroma in a nice fresh sweet yet tart way.
The taste was raspberry in the flavoring and is definitely backed up with the wheat to give it a fuller effect and to leave a raspberry deep wheat aftertaste. There was a slightly sticky sweet finish.
On the palate, it sat at/about a light to medium on the body, sessionable - hmmm....Iím actually going to say no and thatís due to the fact that the wheat just comes out pretty full for me. Carbonation is good for a raspberry wheat ale as its not overly done.
Overall, a raspberry wheat ale made by Alaskan Brewing Company, honestly not a bad beer, I was a tad skeptical at first but am thinking it could go fairly well with some plain cheesecake, but Iím thinking I would be pretty full given the wheat part of it could be toned back a bit.
GarrettB (998) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
August 16th, 2012 - Itís hard to find fault with a bottle of beer so sweetly adorned with a curious, dog-like bear, seemingly swimming through a berry patch in search of the sweet fruits and morsels. Isnít that an analogy for us beer drinkers? Doeful eyed, traveling from brewery to brewery, ending up cradling a bottle of good beer on our backs as we attept to lick the last blessed drops from an especially toothsome serving? And so with the actual tasting, I was in a good mood, and ready to take in the sweeter side of Alaska, and one that wasnít baked or lit on fire. The color is a cross between red and orange, though more orange than red, with a few pinkish hues thrown in to give this brew a bit of a blush. From this chubby cheek colored beer comes a light, sweet raspberry smell, which is light, but not too light, with a spritzy effervescence and just a hint of ripe watermelon. Upon a taste, the first thing I notice is a cascading carbonation. Itís huge and roiling, and clouds what I assume are soft and quiet fruity notes submerged somewhere in the churning mouthfeel of the beer. This light, bubbly water flavor lasts to the mid-tastem where shadows of sweet, overripe raspberries begin to appear, though their shape s hazy. This brew might benefit from a bit of warmth, and with a little time for the carbonation to settle, but it didnít last that long. As it is, this is not the best Alaskan Brewery brew out there.
wlajwl (3765) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is raspberries, wheat and slightly musty. The flavor is raspberries, wheat, grains, mild sweetness and a tangy/tart finish.
swoopjones (5650) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. good beer for what it is. raspberry aroma & flavor, medium mouthfeel, slight perfuminess. easy drinking, not bad
harrymel (1480) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer is unimpressive. I will not purchase again. Fail. Pours a ruby red beer with little head. Sour nose with sweet hints of raspberries. Sour flavor. Lite body. Medium carb. Finishes okay. At $3 out of discount bin, not a bad hit. Probably better fresh or a couple years out.
Serving type: bottle
ilovedarkbeer (2230) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden reddish tinted color with a large puffy head. Notes of metal, raspberry candies, wheat, and bread. Overly carbonated mouthfeel.
DiarmaidBHK (3375) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Total Wine Glendale. Pours turgid ruby with a thin khaki head. Massive cloying raspberry on the nose. Lots of syrup on the tongue. Finish lingers. Not by favorite from these guys.
dlbeer (696) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Red orange pour with white head. Smells of raspberries. Tastes of tart raspberries on the front with a slight wheat finish. Good fruit beer.
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Syzzer (583) - Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
7-28-13 poured from bomber, shared with homie Josh. Sweet start, fruity wheat aroma. Head disappears Reddish light brown color. 7.6 BD; 8.7 Josh; 8.7 Joek Citrusy citrusy citrusy- me sleepy
dfinney23 (1586) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy and red-tinged. Aroma is mostly raspberry with a little wheat. Taste is nicely sweet and bitter, fruity but not syrupy.