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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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 Alaskan’s 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Hayduke. We enjoyed it together via facebook chat. This had loads of dark sediment on the bottom of the bottle and it poured hazy golden brown. It had a nice two finger head that lasted a while. The nose was chock full of raspberry. That translated to the flavor, too, along with wheat. Bitterness began big along with the raspberries. More wheat emerged as it warmed and bitterness smoothed out. This was exactly what it said it was and who can argue with that?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle:   Ruby colored caramel, a little dark, spritzy white head, falls quickly, sparce lacing.   Pale wheaty nose, raspberry puree, and a smidgen of lemon bring up the nose.   Similar flavor, a little tart, mild sweetness.   Spritzy up front, falls flat on the back.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Pretty much your average American fruity wheaty beer.   Could stand to be heavyer/wheatier with more Raspberry flavor.   Otherwise, probably great for a hot day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9693) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy and particulate ruby with a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy raspberry with light biscuit and straw malt, light earthy hops and fruity esters. Flavor is moderate raspberry with light biscuit and straw malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Quite a bit of fruit in the aroma but tons of wheat as well. The flavor is just way too wheaty for me, drowning out even the raspberries, which don’t have a lot of astringency, surprisingly. Almost hurts my stomach.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - NOV 4, 2011
This is a real fruit beer. Tastes like they added real fruit. The wheat aspect is dominated by the fruit. I really like the flavor but I am going to add a German Weisse to it to give it a fuller body and flavor. After I added the German Weisse..... wow! Granted the raspberry is a bit muted now than at the start but it is still there. Color is really nice now. I give it a 4.4 after the addition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2011
7/4/11 alaskan rasp. wheat on tap at papago Darker than expected purpley brown. Aroma is surprising rasp, dust, sweet tart/calcium, lemony tartness.6 Tart fruity finish. Crisp and acidic mf. Light bodied. Rasp, calcium, wheat, grass, a bit savory, very dry. 6/4/6/3/13+

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2011
nice coppery pour with a red tinge - lots of head - aroma of raspberries and not much else - dry with lots of raspberry in the flavor profile followed by a slight souring - I think that the extra alcohol actually helps this one as it would normally be too fruity but it’s almost like a sweet lambique

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooterbub (830) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - OCT 9, 2011
22 ounce bottle. Pours a cool reddish-copper with a very nice three inch, foamy, pinkish-white head that grows and then lasts. Taste is of tart raspberries, wheat, malt and some hops. Similar aroma. Has a nice body that is on the creamy side and has a touch of bitterness in the finish. Very pleasant to drink, honest flavor and is worth having again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Pours hazy orange with white head from bottle. Aroma has notes of big raspberry, toffee, some spice, biscuit, more sweet jammy raspberries in there as well. Taste is overwhelming raspberry, starting with some lemon and tart raspberry, moving into some biscuit, sweet raspberry, finishing slightly sweet. Lots of raspberries in there, but too much of the jammy, sweet berries in there. Overall good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
(bomber 7/7/10). Cloudy ruby color. Medium off white head. Moderate tart berry aroma with light sweetness. Light tart berry flavor with light malt sweetness. Short duration. Light tart, dry finish. Thin/slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

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