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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Alaskan Raspberry Wheat is an American-style Wheat Ale that highlights the bright flavors and inviting aroma of more than 3,000 pounds of real raspberries added during fermentation. Years of local demand through Alaskanís Rough Draft program of draft-only releases and a Silver medal from the 2008 Great American Beer Festival make Alaskan Raspberry Wheat the perfect brew to launch the Alaskan Pilot Series.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6772) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours reddish orange with a decent beige head that doesnít last and a, guess what, raspberry aroma. You can really taste the raspberries in this one, although the wheat base is a bit harsh. Very carbonated and tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RSRIZZO (1871) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2010
22oz bottle poured into a Flute at 38į. Color is a reddish amber with light carbonation and a small tight white head. Aroma is a bright fresh raspberry scent. It has a light body with a crisp clean mouth feel. Flavor of fresh raspberries and a touch of wheat then a very mild bitterness. After taste is clean with a light dry feel coming out of the bitterness. Overall this is a very tasty fruit wheat, one of the best I can recall having.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (8911) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Bottle thanks to Wavers1. Pours clear juicy red with white head. Nose of raspberries, grain and wheat. Taste is dry raspberry tart, wheat and grain. A bit grainy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Bottle: Pours a ruby red amber color with a nice white head. The nose is lightly fruity with a slight rough wheat and toasted barley note. Some hops and raspberry shine in the flavor and a tart but dry and thin finish follow. Quite well designed, but poorly executed. Needs a little more of something, none of the stars want to take the lead role here.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2010
new bomber from bottle shop. Nice and bubbly with just a subtle hint of the raspberry. Not overbearing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2010
pours a cloudy brown with a red tint, a small white head that goes away quickly, and some lacing. smell is of berry, and some wheat. taste is of berry, malt, and wheat, ends a little tart.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Alaskan Brewing Company--Alaskan Raspberry Wheat--Wheat Ale Brewed With Raspberries With Added Raspberries--PILOT SERIES--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. 20 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Thin mild lace white head. Light loose sediment. Enticing bright hazy red raspberry amber orange color. Aromatic raspberry wheat ester mild hop front. Mild sweet raspberry rich crisp dry thin balanced refreshing body. Quenching dry lingering berry end. Sampled 8/15/2010. 2 @ $6.99 Each.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a clear reddish-amber color with a 1/2 finger thick off white head. Aroma is wheat and berries. Has a medicinal berry flavor. Light body. Not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Very pretty initial pour, hazed reddish amber with slightly pink tinged white head that falls a bit quick to a thin film. Has a pleasant, slightly tart, syrupy raspberry aroma on it. Doesnít smell overly artificial, but isnít quite up to par with fresh picked raspberries as the description suggests. Light bodied with a sweet and tart raspberry flavor at the start with wheat flavors, quickly moves to an astringent, unpleasant bitterness that doesnít fit the beer at all. Itís somewhat of an herbal, medicinal character. Not really sure whatís going on here, honestly, but I really donít enjoy the finish on this and it made the beer pretty undrinkable for me. Iíd give this another chance, but maybe itís just not for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brenn79 (1578) - Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2010
22 oz. botlle- Pours cloudy ruby red (if thatís possible?) with a thin creamy head and nice sticky lacework, aroma is not what I was expecting, I was expecting raspberries and maybesome floral notes, but instead it is almost nonexistent, raspberries do come out after it warms though, and a clean or fresh smell as well. The flavor is disappointing, strong raspberries but thats about it, no complexity whatsoever, it tastes like the most boring wheat beer you can think of with raspberry syrup added. I shrugged the negative reviews for this because raters on this website seem to immediately give fruit beers a bad review, fruit beers can be wonderfully complex and excellent brews, this just isnít one of them, so I have to agree with my fellow raters on this one, $7.99 is just too expensive for one mediocre beer.


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