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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Uncork a bottle of Raspberry Window Pane and savor the fresh flavors of North Carolina. Fourth in a series of four North Carolina inspired beers, Raspberry Window Pane is a double American Wheat beer fermented with vast quantities of this treasured North Carolina fruit, then aged in pinot noir and chardonnay barrels for three months. Anticipate a prevailing aroma of berry, blended with spice, vanilla and oak: and a dominate berry flavor joined by a slight oak character and sourness. Style: American Wheat (with Raspberries, Barrell Aged in Pinot Noir & Chardonnay Barrels Availability: 750 ml bottles, Corked/Caged. 8.3% ABV Arrival: March 23, 2013.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11583) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2013
Draft. Large white head atop clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, raspberry, Chardonnay, some duskiness. Taste is moderately sweet, Chardonnay, raspberry. Light-medium body, low carbonation.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1484) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle shared at the Foothills bottle share... thanks for setting it up, Mike! Blonde pour. Sweet raspberry, slight artificial sweetness. Nice crispness and barrel flavor. Not like the Lindemans framboise notes coming through, but the rest is fine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1614) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2014
12 ounces of a 750 ml bottle (2014) poured into a tulip-style goblet. Pours a clear amber/golden orange color with 1-2 fingers of off-white head that fades moderately. Nice head retention leaving a half finger ring around the glass. Sparse lacing. Aromas of wine, a little oak, berries, stone fruit, honey, slightly medicinal/boozy notes. Tasting notes of wine, raspberries, subtle tart fruit, wheat, herbs and spices, light booze. Medium body with a dry and warm finish. Medium carbonation, slick mouthfeel. Interesting beer, would love to try the others in this series.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3433) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle - thanks brentk56! Pours lightly hazy orange with a small white head that dissipates fairly slowly and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is light overall, vinous, fakish-raspberry, some oak. Flavor is about the same, a bit of raspberry, some wheat notes poking through, oaky tannins, some wine. Light sweet, fairly tannic and a bit of fruit skin bitterness on the back end. Medium body, highly carbonated, a bit hot. Nothing amazing to be sure, but better than I expected given the ratings.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (2114) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to Steve for sharing. Pours a hazy gold color with a small bubbly head that fades to a small ring. Aroma is almost all fresh raspberry but there’s some light wheat and metal too. Taste is the same. Too much raspberry really. Big red wine taste in the finish. Bold beer but it doesn’t really work.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (2173) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Steve! Cloudy, amber-orange body with an off-white head that fades quickly to a mildly chunky collar. The aroma is like a juicy, fresh raspberry patch. Undercurrent of lemon, earthy vine, & slightly wine-like grapes from the Pinot barrels. The pureness & fresh raspberry aroma is very nice, something to really take in. The taste doesn’t translate perfectly, unfortunately. It’s certainly not as tart as expected... barely at all, really. More sweet than anything, & the raspberry is quite faint. Light, oak & vinous heat with a Chardonnay presence... That’s pretty much it. Kind of bland, a bit of a let down on the palate. Slick, oily body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (5036) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists light raspberry, bandaid, herbs, and a hint of alcohol. It pours a hazy golden-orange with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin ring. The flavor starts with light-moderate raspberry and faint citrus. The finish has light grain, yeast, and a touch of lemon peel. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8771) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Nose and taste of raspberry, musk, vanilla, oak, white wine, wheat malt, banana and light sourness. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3837) - Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Poured an amber color with aromas of wheat, light raspberries, light oak and some yeast. Flavors are the same light yeast a touch of booze in aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3435) - Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Pours a nice clear bubbly amber with a thick and rather persistent buff head. Wheaty aroma has notes of yeast and raspberry, and a hint of hops. Flavor has a fruity core, not quite as much raspberry as the aroma, plus wheaty, hoppy, floral and yeast notes - and a sharp alcohol nip. Firm, smooth texture has some good fizz, and leaves a fruity and wheaty finish. Berry good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (3963) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Tap at Sam’s in Durham. Pours a light hazy orange golden with a thin film of off white lace. Nose is earthy, mothery, and windowpane-like. Light raspberry jam, some seeds, but mainly just an overly sweet wheat ale. Not a big fan; but I had to finally try one of these to make sure for myself. Waste of $7 (but thankfully not $15 had I ever spring for a bottle).


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