hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The brewery touts this beer as "a crowd favorite" - not saying much for their clientele, I'd say. It's VERY artificial rasberry tasting, bitter, and insanely lagerish for my taste. Yuck.
Mittenator (538) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at harpers. Super sweet aroma of artificial raspberries with the flavor to match. Sticky and weird.
rumproasts (1193) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light pink with minimal head. basically add some raspberry flavor to the otherwise flavor-lacking Spartan Wheat. pleasant enough, but unremarkable.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2009
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
On tap t the BP milky grapefruit juice color with small, white, fizzy head. Raspberry syrup aroma, grainy. Flavor is sweet and syrupy with grain, some grapefruit and citrus flavors. Medium to light watery body with light carbontion. Super sweet and fake tasting, this is everything I dislike about fruit beers.
toddkrem (92) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 10, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Was on tap half off night. Smelled like perfume and tasted like it as well, artificial tasting. Also tastes sweet, with no hints of beer flavor. Aftertaste was wierd not that good. Maybe an OK beer for some.
leeburg (218) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 31, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2007 My impression is that this is what non-beer drinkers drink on half-off night at Harpers. Raspberry dominates the flavor in a way that makes the beer unenjoyable. I appreciate amazing beers, but still enjoy drinking lower quality beer. I can’t drink this one though. I’d rather drink 5 Busch Lights for the price of one Harper’s Raspberry Wheat.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
i guess i liked this one a bit more than the others...cloudy-orange body with small white head..aroma of sweet raspberry and light wheat..flavor is the same with added bread and biscuit...somewhat artificial, but not bad overall
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy orange pour with a thin white head. Strong aroma and flavor of boring, artificial raspberries. The body is light and creamy. Boring.
Bilzmoude (19) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2005
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very sweet. Raspberry taste was the overwhelming taste. More of a candy beer, less of a wheat beer. It could have been better if the berry flavor were less dominating.
JoshuaB (473) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2005
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2005 What do you get when you mix Busch with cherry Koolaid mix and a bunch of sugar? You get this beer. Has to be the nastiest beer Ive had. The soroiety sluts chug this stuff like nobodys business, that should tell you something. It really tastes and looks like Koolaid, just a bit more bitter.The restaurant is equally as bad. But then again, what place in EL has good food or beer?
Silphium (2976) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Harpers. Murky reddish-orange body, thin off-white head. Heavy, sticky, sweet raspberry syrup aroma that carried over to the flavor, which was dominated by too-sweet raspberries, overwhelming any expected wheat flavors. Medium-full bodied and dense, but not in a particularly enjoyable way. I’ve tried numerous raspberry-flavored beers, and they only seem to work in association with sour Belgian yeast strains. Good for a sip or two but that’s about it.