kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Name: Hurricane Reef Raspberry Wheat
Date: April 05, 2009
Source: Beerfest, Classic City
Appearance: hazy orange, fine white head
Aroma: sweet raspberry aroma, light fruity tartness
Flavor: light raspberry flavor, sweetness does not overpower the wheat
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
beerbill (3179) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 10, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with daknole. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a bit of orange tinting. Moderate linen white head that faded after the first quarter of the glass. Very strong aroma of raspberry and sweetart candies. Makes me think what a Pez factory might smell like. The flavor is surprisingly devoid of raspberry sweetness or tartness, and just has a very bland raspberry flavor combined with some musty wheat. Finishes a bit dry and bitter. Not all that refreshing.
DalzAle (1844) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bonus received as a bonus from Daknole. Pumpkin colored pour, a little carbonation and a very sweet raspberry aroma. Flavor initially came on pleasantly sweet and finsihed bitter and sour. An ok beer, just not my usual style. Could see this being better if fresh from the tap.
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours clear orange color with off white head. Aroma is rasperry juice. Has a nice medium light mouthfeel. Flavor is raspberry and isn’t overly sweet like I was expecting. Not too bad. This was an unexpected nice surprise. I won’t be drinking these all day, but it sure does go down on a hot day.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bonus from daknole. Pours orangey with a tan head. Nose is pretty nicely razzy. Taste is sweet, fruity, and far better than I would have guessed. Not bad for the style.
Lagunitasfan (1309) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
daknole likes sending this out! Musta had 5 left from the 6er. Thanks Dak for the local brew. Crystal clear orange amber color. Light head dissipated to nothing. Scent is super-strong raspberry. Some clove and vanilla maybe. Taste is sweet fruit then bitter. Nothing offensive. My wife loved it. She called it "a total chick beer". I’d be willing to crack one of these at a warm summer Bbq with tiki torches. Would never have tried this without a trade, so it’s a good beer.
jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange amber color with a thin off white head. Nose of raspberry and cotton candy. It reminded me of the blue part of a bomb pop. The raspberry flavor dominates this beer, but it does not have the artificial taste that ruins many raspberry beers. Light wheaty mouthfeel. If you really like raspberry, this is your beer.
drpimento (2033) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2009
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Brought this bottle back from Miami and wish I wouldn’ta wasted the jet fuel on it. Poured a light head and no lace. Medium amber color with some red highlights. Aroma is SMACK ME DOWN raspberry extract. Flavor is dry raspberry extract. Couldn’t finish it. Yucky medicine aftertaste. Not Florida’s finest beer.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 Thanks daknole. Nice fresh raspberry aroma. Pours a clear amber orange, developing a full yellowish head with good retention and lace. In the mouth, the raspberries are overshadowed by an unclean, papery malt profile. Off aftertaste. Medium body, smooth, but still somewhat off.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to daknole. Very clear reddish-orange with a thin off white head. Strong fresh picked raspberry aroma. Smooth bodied wheaty with little little taste aside from a nice raspberry taste that reminds of artificial raspberry popsicles.