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Brewed by Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe
Style: Fruit Beer
Sydney, Australia
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 2.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hefeweizen is a German style of wheat beer – light and cloudy with banana and clove aromas. Redoak’s Blackberry Hefeweizen is a unique blend of this beer with premium fruit. Fresh blackberries are handpicked exclusively by Blueberry Hills Farm in Victoria’s Yarra Valley Region. The beer is allowed to condition and mature on the finest of this fruit to infuse their flavours and aroma. Savour the distinctive tartness of blackberries balanced by the malty sweetness of Redoak’s Hefeweizen


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidfoley (20) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Appearance - Strawberry red colour; Medium clarity; No carbonation Smell - Summer berries, white wine, citrus fruit , spicy pepper, sweet & floral Taste - Summer berries, apple, pear, white wine, resin, tart, tangy/sour Mouthfeel - Light body; Mild carbonation; No bitterness; Sour with dry finish Drinkability - Drinkable, has the feel of a light cider; Sweet, good with dessert Overall - Good beer, recommend it if you’re after something sweet; Comparable to a cider in many respects


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Swanny6193 (18) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2013
Fruity aroma- tart, dried, matured fruits. Weak carbonation, but oily. Tartness from the blackberries is quite prevalent, though not quite as powerful as their Froment. Well rounded, though virtually no head. Tartness from the blackberries makes it very difficult to discern any of the flavours of wheat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DarkElf (3028) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
16-Feb-11 (250-ml sample bottle: Free bottle for stewarding the 2008 World Beer Cup in San Diego, CA) Ordinarily, a fruity wheat beer would cellar very poorly, but this one is not your ordinary example. This is unexpected tart, and though it’s not a tartness from a malevolent infection, it doesn’t come close to matching the brewery’s commercial description, so something is probably amiss here. For the most part, it’s just a tart berry character and what seems to be a souring agent, and though simple, it’s still reasonably pleasant. Unfortunately, there is little else going on until the finish when the berry wears off the palate and the beer tastes like a generic wheat beer. This recipe may intend for the base to have the traditional clove and banana esters, but none of that comes out. The somewhat musty nose is mostly tart berry and little else. Weight is light, the mouthfeel is dry and moderately acidic, and the carbonation is medium. In the glass, the beer is red-orange in color with only a slight haze, and the short, fizzy head dissipates rapidly. Overall, whether intentionally sour or not, it’s not bad as a sour beer, but it’s clearly not a hefeweizen.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dutchbeerpages (1470) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2011
Pretty nice, it’s sour but it’s definitely a blackberry sourness, not that it is off. Not the best Red Oak, but this will do.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 5, 2010
Pink, reddish. Some fruit dryness and wooded notes. This isn’t great as it was intended but works as a lambic / sour fruit offering.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
BarossaLuke (537) - AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2010
Colour was pinkish red, unfortunately this beer was infected in some way. Very sour taste, no fruity aroma, unpleasant and undrinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2010
250ml bottle. Light pink colour with a deep but thin white and pink head with pink sediments strewn through the foam. Spritzy aroma of blackberries and zingy and zesty on the palate. Lively with an initial sourness that fades to a pleasant sweet aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (826) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 11, 2010
250ml bottle as "Blackberry Wheat Beer". Body is cloudy orangey-red with a decent sized loose pinkish-white head. Nose has a faintly lambic quality with a tart fruitiness on top of light wheat malts. Taste is nicely restrained blackberries with a faint wheat sourness and dry tart finish. Palate is light and wispy reflecting the high carbonation. Almost feminine in character. Nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
angryrobot (32) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2009
Very Carbonated! wasn’t paying attention with my first pour,and after the first 30ml ended up with a glass full of foam, put it aside for 5 mins to let it calm down. Blackberry aroma without any of the banana/clove that i expected. Flavour of blackberry and wheat malt and a strong tartness, some yeast but not as much as i hoped. Though having not yet had a fruit lambic (lindemans peach not counted) i think this cant be far off one.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonno (2130) - JAPAN - NOV 14, 2009
bottle. Poured a eppervesent fizzy reddy flesh colour. Nose was sweet fruit. In the mouth it is hugely carbonated. Really fizzy. Also quite tart. Felt like I was drinking a spritzer. Finish is short. One for the ladies maybe.


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