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Grand Teton XX Mountainberry Double Wheat Ale

Formerly brewed at Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Style: Fruit Beer
Victor, Idaho USA
Serve in Flute, Shaker


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
To commemorate that twenty-year history, the brewers of Grand Teton have chosen four of our favorite beers--three current, one historical--to update and enhance. XX Mountainberry Double Wheat Ale is the second release in our 2008 XX series.

Grand Teton’s original fruit beer, Huckleberry Wheat, was brewed for about five years beginning more than a decade ago. It was light and sparkly, with just a hint of sweet-tart mountain huckleberry.

This year’s celebratory version is bigger in every way--more than double the original’s malt, fermented to 7.6% alcohol by volume, then flavored with more than a pound per gallon of fresh Pacific Northwest huckleberries, blueberries and marionberries.

Bold and flavorful, XX Mountainberry Double Wheat makes a wonderful aperitif, or try it with a balsamic vinaigrette salad, glazed ham, duck a l’orange or fruity dessert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2952) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
A: Purplish/Reddish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Decent /lacing S: Wheat, Grape Juice T: Wheat, Blueberry, Cranberry M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Lightly Sweet, Lightly Boozy Overall, a pretty nice beer but a little too boozy for a sweeter wheat beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14162) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 31, 2008
’1 liter waxed swingtop bottle (BC). Rich, dark coppery color with a multi-finger frothy beige/tan head. Lots of berry aroma, with a little yeast over grain. A deep inhalation gives a berry good impression. Medium plus body with rather creamy carbonation. The flavor has sherry aspects, and more heat than expected for 7.6%. Comes over as more of a wheat wine. Extremely smooth, and the berries contribute to a winey impression. It’s a bit sweet, but not overly so. The berry bitter adds balance. It’s very good ale, and one that comes far closer to a wine or mead than many (in flavor at least).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2008
1 litre swing top bottle. Pours a hazy purplish red with a moderate linen white head that lasted until the bottom of the glass and coated the glass fully all the way to the end. Pleasant aroma of berries and wheat grain. The flavor is again berries along with some wheat. The berries compliment the wheat very well and are well proportioned. Fairly silky mouthfeel. Full bodied. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2008
So not sure why everyone is bashin’ this beer. Interesting; never had a huckleberry, blueberry, and marionberry infused beer before. Fiery tangerine in color with a frothy eggshell head. Aroma is sticky and sweet...freshly made jam and maple syrup. Would be good on pancakes!!! Tasty...a bit sugary but enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Liter Swingtop I have to send another big thank you out to BitterBill for sending me another liter of Grand Teton, thanks again Bill! Mountainberry Double Wheat pours a murky garnet but when backlit is fairly clear and takes on the color of cranberry juice. An immense three finger off white head grew on the pour and fell painfully slow leaving chunky lacing on its way down. Carbonation bubbles rush to the surface keeping the head right where it’s at. The second pour brings some chunky yeast floating through the body and quickly dropping to the bottom of the mug. Things are starting off very well. The first thing I catch in the nose, although not the most pronounced, is a touch of spicy yeastiness. There’s a wonderful tart huckleberry tartness up front that stands out the most out of the three berries used. Ghost like blueberry flashes in here and there. There is a solid wheat twang underneath all this letting me know exactly what this beer is; a strong wheat. I’m not sure I can pick out the marionberry although I can’t really say I know what marionberries smell like anyways. The berriness seems to compliment the wheat instead of taking over like some other fruit beers tend to do. The flavor is just like the aroma suggested. A crisp wheat twang starts things off and leads throughout. The blueberries are more noticeable in the flavor then in the aroma and when joined by the huckleberry form a great accompaniment to the wheat. The spiciness of the yeast shows up on the swallow to add some complexity. There is a nice tartness that makes this Mountainberry very refreshing. This has a unique flavor profile that I can’t get enough of; of course I’m crazy about blueberries. This beer gets really good as it sits in the glass. The mouthfeel is right where it should be. The carbonation is snappy and keeps this beer moving at a quick pace. As this beer works through the body is moderate and creamy. I could see myself drinking a lot of this during the summer. Goes down very easily and is a refreshing, although the abv is up there. Mountainberry is another high quality brew from Grand Teton. I can’t get enough of their beers. This is an interesting take on a wheat beer and they did a great job with it. Thanks again for the treat Bill! 6/22/08

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Pours a clear deep amber with ruby hints and a large frothy, clumpy-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet berry nose with a hint of fruity tartness and malted wheat. Starts fairly full with a chewy wheaty sweetness and some nice berry complexity with a touch of hoppy bitter balance and doughy yeast before a drier sweet-tart finish. A pretty unique and well-balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2008
1Liter bottle-pours a big foamy off white head that laces and copper/orange color. Aroma is dry/earthy hops, mild berries, wheat/grainy/medium malt. Nice for a wheat. Taste is sweet berries upfront, then caramel medium malt/wheat/grain. Some alcohol comes through. Dry/earthy/spicy hops (continental and Simcoe?)/fruit/wheat. A well made beer. Not one of my favorite styles, but quite enjoyable. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Shared bottle. Pours hazy dark straw with clingy off-white head. Nose is heavy wheat, berries, backup hops. Tastes wheaty, with hops and substantial, well-integrated berry flavors and a tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, California, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Bottle from DarkElf at PP tasting. Very floral aroma. Amber color. White frothy head. Mild aroma. Leans sweet. Mild bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2008
i’m with acrdz and flaco on this... i’m gonna stab the guy who waxed the bottles if i ever ever get the chance.... bastard.

pours a hazy brown cranberry color with a large white head which is tinted slightly pink. lacing paints the glass as it recedes back in. sweet fruity aroma packed with jammy berries, tartness akin to lemon from the huckleberries, musty wheat and floral notes. the flavor is quite malty and sweet (although oddly not overly sweet?), lightly tart, earthy wheat, berry jammy-ness, a savory note and lots of alcohol masked as spice on the finish. medium body. the carbonation grows soft and creamy on the tongue. it’s not bad and actually grows on me on the second glass....

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