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Destihl Raspberry Wheat
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This raspberry wheat beer has a Hefeweizen base. The aroma and flavor of this beer is decidedly fruity with raspberry, clove and even vanilla-like phenolics. This beer is made with 125 pounds of raspberries. The flavor of the berries is quite pronounced but balanced with just the right amount of tartness and sweetness. This is well attenuated and very highly carbonated, yet its relatively high starting gravity and alcohol content make it a medium-full bodied beer. The color is an all natural, bright purplish-pink.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2470) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Sampled at Destihl. It poured a cloudy reddish/amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was moderate raspberry wheat. The taste was medium sweet raspberry flavors with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3318) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Listed att 5.2% ABV. A sampler at the Normal brewpub.Came in the glass a cloudy pink color with a white head. Nose of tart raspberry. Medium plus body. Smooth mouthfeel . Flavor is tart raspberry. Dry finish. The tartness makes this really enjoyable. Like this a great deal.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Normal, IL). Pours a vibrant pinkish red hue, a light haze and a frothy decent sized whitish head sits atop, dies to a ring with small lacing. Aromas are light tart and sweet raspberries, bread dough and flaked wheat pair with a mellow sweeter crimson berry presence. Aroma is a bit light. Initial is tart raspberries up front, mellow growing into bread dough, flaked wheat, touches of berry tannins. Seems like a real fruit beer with touches of bread yeast, pretty smooth overall without any sort of artificial sweetener adjuncts. Touches of tartness meld into a fizzy carbonation up front. I wouldn’t say this is complex, but it tastes genuine.. As the berry formula is tart and not as powerful (extract flavorings) as other offering. Tartness wins me a couple points as it grows on the finish, but overall the raspberries end up a bit muted overall. Hope this sees a sour barrel. I’d say the strength is it’s sour/tartness, light body, and fizzy carbonation which as a whole seems to work well together.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2011
On tap at the brand new brewpub in Champaign, part of a large tasting flight that I wasn’t even charged for! Listed as 6% ABV. Very hazy, opaque pink. Ripe fresh raspberry aroma, a little sweaty. Fresh seedy tart raspberry flavour, very low sweetness, extremely fresh and lively. Dry tart finish. My kind of fruit beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Draft at Destihl. I think they have changed the yeast in this, which is probably a good thing. Pours an attractive pink-lemonade color with pinkish hued head. Nose is fresh raspberries and cookies. On taste, it has a very natural and good raspberry taste to it with a certain acidity from the drupes as well. Nice body and clean. Oddly, I really like drinking this...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2011
[Growler] Pours a cloudy garnet color with a white foamy head. Nose is of tart fruit, vanilla and fruit loops. Tart raspberry flavors dominate the taste in here. Soured grain and mild spices including clove in the finish. Had a Berliner Weisse character to it. Better than expected body and lively carbonation. Pretty decent actually, but it got a bit cloying/old after drinking a couple of glasses.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2010
on tap-pours a pinkish white head and cloudy pink color. Aroma is fermented raspberries. Taste is tart raspberry, wheat. OK effervescence.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1448) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Pours a vibrant cloudy pink with zero head. Aroma has a light wheat tartness with a sweet subdued raspberry fruity and mango tropical fruit note. Flavor has an early smooth raspberry, tart wheat with a sweet berry fruitiness overall. Body is light with a very high, fine carbonation that makes it a smooth drinking beer. Overall a pretty enjoyable brew that works well in the warm weather months. Definitely falls on the "girlie" drink side.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2010
Well Fred insist that I finally try this beer, a style I avoid. Expected pink pour with a nice foamy pink head atop. Nose is fresh raspberries. Not as sweet as other similar beers, and has a bit of tartness residing around. Would I drink a glass? No. My wife’s friend that doesn’t like beers likes it. Its a great addition to the tap list for that reason.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - MAR 6, 2010
On tap.
Pours a cloudy rosy pink with thin bubbly white head. I really like the way this beer looks -- it’s quite unique. Aroma is tart raspberries, meadow, lightly spicy hops, and a strange sort of "musty clothes" odor. Take a sip -- oh boy, there’s that must again in the flavor. Along with it comes lots of sugary malt, sweet raspberries, some hefe tartness, and a bit of clover flower. Palate is quite thick for a hefe-based beer, even cloying. Finishes sweet/tart with a bizarre dirty-dishrag aftertaste. This is really close to being a pretty good fruit beer, but something’s off-kilter. I suspect some elements of the hefe base and the raspberry are clashing with each other.


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