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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Fresh raspberry aromas, soft wheat undertones, more raspberry. Pours reddish, thin head. Flavors of sweet raspberry up front and throughout, fresh, but too much for me. Light fresh raz tartness. Wheat beer base shows up here and there. Dry, but sweet and lingering. Not bad, but not my favorite.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Appearance: Pours a bright maroon with no head shortly after the pour.

Aroma: A fresh picked basket of raspberries. Nothing artificial about it.

Taste: Sweet and tart jammy raspberries, spicy yeast. While the name indicates this is a wheat beer, all the qualities of a wheat beer have been masked by the raspberries. There is just a bit of breadiness to make it a beer rather than a bottle of Snapple.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, fizzy.

Overall: I really enjoyed the beer for what it was, rather than for what it wasn’t. It was a good fruit beer. Believable levels of fruit.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4710) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Super hazy ruby-tinted copper body with a thin off-white head and a little oily head. Aroma of fresh raspberries, lime, light hops, malt and a touch of alcohol. Medium-bodied; Assertive wheat flavour with a very bitter raspberry and fruit flavour with some metal and malt behind. Aftertaste shows a lot of fruits, some sweetness and a little alcohol bite. Overall, a decent beer showing a lot of wheat, a ton of raspberries and some other flavours. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Brown Jug in Anchorage (Dimond Center), Alaska on 18-June-2011 sampled in my hotel room in Anchorage on 22-June-2011.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2011
(22oz bottle from Total Wine Desert Ridge). Pours a cloudy red-orange color with a red-hued head. Carbonation is quite active. Aroma is predominantly raspberries, but also contains some bready, biscuity notes. Taste is sweet, but not overdone with loads of raspberries again. Thin bodied with an oily texture. Finish is smooth as the raspberries again shine. Alcohol is well hidden. This is a pretty good beer although its price makes it less interesting. Hard to beat New Glarus in the fruit beer space.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9710) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of raspberry, wheat and white brad. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of raspberry, wheat and white bread with a smooth lingering raspberry finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6200) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is murky light to medium orange-brown. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), with a strong note of raspberries. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, moderately to heavily bitter, husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, lightly to moderately astringent. Well, it certainly smells like raspberries, I will give it that. Some grain too, but not much else in the nose and thus it kinda comes off more like a soda pop. Surprisingly sour, and very bitter (as if from seeds, not hops) as well, totally crushing the sweetness. Unbalanced and harsh, somewhat astringent too. Pretty typical quality for this brewery, sadly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6438) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours reddish orange with a decent beige head that doesn’t 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 (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2010
22oz bottle poured into a Flute at 38°. 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 (8251) - , 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
BückDich (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.


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