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

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   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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2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gruberm (329) - - APR 26, 2013
From bottle at home. Pours a cloudy deep pink to red color. Minimal white head. Grass and citrus scents. Light to medium sourness. Light body with a thin texture. Raspberry flavor comes forward after the sourness subsides and sit on the palate.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (1940) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2014
33cl bottle @ El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 01-01-2014.
In short: average fruit beer.
Pours hazy dark red with some nice off white to reddish head. Some head retention, some lacing. Berries, subtle tart aromas. Light body, average to high carbonatiobn, crispy texture- Taste is fruity, subtle tart, berries, kind of sweet. Dry aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mmahut (957) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle, OP. 87czk. Hazy amber red body with frosty medium head. Aroma has light citrus fruitiness, but very soft, almost watery. Taste has fresh berries sweetness, no bitterness, reminds me of hoegardeen rose :). Watery body, medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (4492) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
Cloudy dark orange color with an off white head. Fruity, wheat, banana and raspberry in the nose. Decent body and a fine carbonation. Not to sweet. Also a bit acidic. The banana and raspberry crashed a little bit. Otherwise a fresh and ok ale. Also some wheat and yeast in the flavor.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Halden, Norway]

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hallstein (126) - Skogn, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2014
Nice blonde/pink color with a quickly dissapating head. Aroma is kind of a mix of a hefeweizen and raspberries. Nice raspberry with some slight bubblegum/banana-ish aromas. The flavor is interesting with notes of sour raspberries, bread, bubblegum/banana with a dry finish. The high amounts of carbonation suits this beer well. It’s good, but a tad too dry for my liking.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foffern (1225) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle at home. Has a cloudy, matt dark orange colour with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of citrus, Belgian yeast, hops and some raspberries. The flavour is slightly sour with tones of berries, citrus and some wheat. Has a slick mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A fresh ale but feels a bit unbalanced in the end.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Simonsen (648) - NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
Flaske fra systembolaget. Uklar rød farge, noe hvitt skum som forsvinner. Høyt karbonert. Smaker gjær,banan, hvete ,bringebær, sitrus. En frisk og livlig øl. Som en blanding av surøl/fruktøl og hveteøl. Resultatet er en ganske frisk, men smakløs hveteøl med litt aroma av bringebær og ettersmak av litt sitrus og humle. God men ingen utfordring

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nudiebear (97) - 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 (70) - 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 (3062) - 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 (823) - 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!


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