CloakedDagger (1164) - - NOV 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 65 cl. Pours a hazy, deep golden with a lacing, white head. Rich, sweet raspberry aroma. Light-bodied, dryish and slightly chemical raspberry flavours. Dry and sulphurous finish. W<ell, at least not sticky sweet. Could work on a hot summerís day. 081114
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle -
Hugely satisfying and immensely quaffable due to the generous amount of raspberry flavors found in both the aroma and flavor of the beer. Rarely do I find the raspberry flavors to be natural tasting, and carry some of the tartness found in fresh raspberries. Itís found here, along with some tannic seediness. Some light lemony notes can be found on the palate, and Iíd be hard pressed to say this is a wheat base beer just because of the amount of jammy raspberries that are presented here. Delicious.
6ROW (435) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red foggy pour with a small fleeing white head. Great Raspberry taste . Very high gravity wheat beer @ 6.5 % ABV. Would drink agn
Bulk_Carrier (2711) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, 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 (1221) - 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 (4616) - 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 (6909) - 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 (1551) - 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 (2447) - Arlington, Virginia, 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 (3724) - Lewisburg, 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.