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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Wheat Ale
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Weizen

bottled
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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Availabale on draught (keg) and in 330ml bottles. Also sold as Sainsbury’s Raspberry Wheat.
NOTE: This is not the same beer as Raspberry Grand Cru.
Based on a pale, lightly hopped wheat beer, the refreshingly crisp fruitiness, aroma and rich colour come from the addition of fresh raspberry puree during maturation. Balancing tartness with sweetness, on its own it is a delicious aperitif, as well being as a great partner for goat’s cheese, rich pate or anything chocolatey.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (7924) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle, from Hogsback store, at JF’s Calcutta Cup mini tasting - 02/02/13. Hazed crimson with a thin white head that clears to bubbles around the edge. Nose is slightly soured raspberries, light sugar, Ribena, raspberry syrup. Taste is tarte raspberries, some sugars, light mineral tones. Medium bodied, spritzy carbonation, sweet in the finish. Ok for what it is - bit of a palate cleanser and probably refreshing on a hot summers day/BBQ.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nudiebear (29) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle at home. Cloudy orange red with quickly disappearing head. Poured lively. Fruity and noticeable raspberry aroma, slightly bitter taste. Can easily replace any other summer party welcome drink. Enjoyable, but not challenging.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
campbega (68) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
330ml bottle. Intense carbonation. Pours ruddy brown. Aromas of strawberry and raspberry. Very sweet, perhaps too sweet and spoilt by an almost metallic taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian (2983) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Copper/ orange color with some red. Fruity aromas, raspberry, medium intensity. Medium body & complexity. Light sourness, some bitterness - very well balanced. Enjoyable

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
GoufCustom (749) - HONG KONG - JUN 21, 2014


330ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.

Explosive two and a half finger head with soapy off-white foam which lasts for 90 seconds; Small lacing and fizzy carbonation; Sweet and tart aroma of light raspberry, light banana, strawberry syrup, wheat, vanilla, sugar, ester, yeast, light cloves light malt and faint grass; Very tart and near-zero sweet taste of very light malt, with strong metallic, strong wheat, light strawberry, light sour fruits, soda, very light phenolic, lemon, and faint grass; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is very watery and nearly tasteless fruit soda. Strong tartness and metallic spikes, and only faint trace of strawberry taste. Almost no sweetness and very faint phenolic taste as if this is a soda void. Oh dear!... Hoppiness is faint grass nose, lemon and grass notes in taste; No bitterness, just wheaty sour fruit finish; Slightly dry after taste. Very easy and tart to mouth.

Comments: Thought this might be better than Meantime Wheat. Fat chance: the raspberry was only manifested in very light aroma, the rest is just tasteless, very tart and metallic Frankinstein in the name of raspberry wheat beer. Just poor, poor, poor!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HampshirePhil (135) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
330ml bottle - Deep solidly thick pinkish orange with light white head for cover. Mild raspberry aromas not too overpowering. Slightly bitter aftertaste

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
MissPxx (297) - - JUN 14, 2014
Quite a chemical aroma. Looks a bit like Ribena. Doesn't taste as natural as some raspberry flavourings. A bit disappointing for a meantime product. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
fourpack (56) - NORWAY - JUN 6, 2014
Aroma like a sour ale. Slightly red color. Tastes like a mild sour ale. Raspberry taste and smell. Not great.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 1, 2014
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - cloudy ruby-brown beer under a huge beige foam; aroma of hay and raspberries; decently sourish with soem sweetnes below; juicy and medium-bodied; light dry finish where the raspberriesdominate the wheaty notes

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
uckelman (232) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2014
Hazy, slightly reddish golden in color. Not much head. Some sour fruity notes in the nose. Flavor is sour and yeasty. I don’t pick up much of the raspberry in this.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sarauckelman (155) - Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2014
Cloudy orange, no head. Aroma is faintly sour; not much raspberry. The palatte is rather like soda; it’s a bit overcarbonated. Taste is mostly sour, with only a hint of wheat, and very little to pick it out as raspberry, except at the very end where it turns a bit more fruity. Rather disappointing.


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