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Granville Island Raspberry Wheat Ale

 (RETIRED)
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40
73
style
Formerly brewed at Granville Island (Taproom - MolsonCoors)
Style: Fruit Beer
Vancouver, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Raspberry Wheat Ale combines malt, water, hops, yeast and raspberries to create a light wheat ale with a crisp and distinctive raspberry finish.It can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a variety of fresh fruit dishes, fresh salads, chicken or a light meat. It is a must have for summer evenings or a picnic in the park. 5%alc./vol.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wanja (567) - GERMANY - AUG 6, 2012
Very refreshing and tasteful beer. Just the aroma is a llitle bit missing... But normally it should be forbidden to brew beer with rasperry aromas.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
sulawang (544) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2012
pours clear pinkish-orange with minimal head, a plethora of fast-moving CO2 streams. Aromatic juicy raspberries on the nose. Starts of very promising with flavours of fresh raspberries, strawberries, jam, but ends abruptly with a water mid-palate and flat light malt finish. Low-medium complexity, low-medium depth, below average transitions, crappy carry, good drinkability. While drinkable and refreshing with an outdoor bbq’d meal, I can’t say it’s a good session beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6164) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2010
GCBF 2010. Pale pink-tinted gold, so kind of orangeish in my little sample glass. Light and tart, with a nice balance between wheat and fresh, juicy raspberries. Hits the mark as a simple summer refresher.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Bubbly rose colored pour with a surging white head that falls pretty rapidly. Slightly tart and sweet raspberry soda nose. Grainy wheat flavor, disappointingly low on raspberry flavor, or much of any flavor. Quaffable stuff, but there’s nothing to it.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
mcberko (5368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2010
650mL bottle, pours pink with a small pink head. Aroma of raspberries, citrus and tartness. Flavour is really watery, with sour raspberries, too much citrus flavour and a sour / tart finish. Very poor.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
smg11 (4) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2010 does not count
Very, very watery. Garish pink colour, puffy head, hint of raspberry. Nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gravelle (104) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2009
Intense pink colour, with a punch of fresh picked raspberries on the nose. Tastes completely naturally flavoured. A little watered down to be a true flavoured wheat beer, but the refreshing quality overwhelms the fault. Mild hop to it on the aftertaste. Great summer beer!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2009
Pink with small pink head.Light raspberry nose. Light thin watery raspberry taste. Not much here

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2009
This thing poured a one-finger frothy head, mostly white but with a pinkish tinge above a well-carbonated hazy body, predominently copper in colour but again with the hints of pink. As for the head, there it was, gone. Aroma was certainly of raspberry and so was the taste. In fact, only raspberry and bugger all to suggest that this might be beer; at least sweetness was not at issue here. Mouthfeel was "average", and the aftertaste was a slight improvement over the initial taste but that isn’t saying much. I just do not like the way this one tastes; too bad as I really like raspberries and beer, too.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2008
[1713-20080917] 650mL bottle. Raspberry "mild rhubarb" sweet perfume aroma. Slightly hazy, light amber pink body (odd) with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Light raspberry sweetness tang flavour has light wheat throughout. Light-medium body. Nicely made and tastes like beer here (as opposed to a cooler).
<i>(c/o GregClow, w/ him, blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc)</i>


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