ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated 4/6/13. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy reddish-amber color. The head is a two finger white shade. Extremely frothy in texture, it doesn’t have the best retention by any means, but it leaves some nice lacing on the glass.
S: There definitely is a note of raspberry in here...only problem is, it comes across in a rather unpleasant manner - dare I say like a cross between stomach acid and pure butter. Yikes, not good.
T: Better than the crappy aroma indicated. It’s still hilariously buttery at times, but there is a decent raspberry flavor in the midtaste. The more I sip, the less the butter flavors appear and the more it transforms into a generic wheat character with augmenting raspberry notes. On the plus side, there’s minimal cloying sweetness.
M: Light and crisp, with strong carbonation. If the flavors were better, this would be spectacularly easy to drink - it still kind of is, though.
O: Not Schlafly’s finest work by any stretch. The lack of overdone sweetness is good, so it’s only a subpar wheat ale (NOT a hefeweizen, damn you!) with a bit of raspberry tartness instead of a disastrously artificial sugar bomb. Nothing I need to ever have again, however.
jgb9348 (5012) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice crisp pink coloured tint to a strong copper body, all with a thick, four centimetre tall microfoamed tan head with pink highlights. Aroma of raspberries, sour cherries, light malt and a bit of wheat freshness. Light-bodied; Strong wheat flavour at first with a good amount of raspberries, but no depth (not to be expected, either) and pungency of any real flavours aside from a touch of malt, but that’s very lacking as well. Aftertaste shows the raspberries well, but nothing to sustain them with - no malt depth and no complexity in the flavour profile. Overall, a pretty weak offering, and even at a low ABV, there could be some flavours coming through here, sort of like a gose, and somehow most of those generate a good set of flavours despite the low ABV. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Crystal City Wine Shop on 28-April-2015 for US$2,19 sampled at home in Washington on 25-May-2015.
ajnepple (3113) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from Hy Vee Wine & Spirits - Muscatine. Orange and hazy appearance with a lingering white head. Crisp, fruity and lightly spicy with a raspberry finish. Light and easy to drink. Somewhat refreshing.
miyauchi38 (663) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4546) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
120z bottle from Xroads. Well simply put scroll past this one unless you want to try Schlafly’s answer to sweet fruity macro crap which this beer was obviously made to compete against. Poured a super ugly milky rosy/amber body with a smaller fizzy way off white head. Aroma of bad fruit, dry toast, soap and vomit. Flavor is slightly better with bad fruit, newspaper, sawdust and grain husk. This beer sucks.
Stampion (182) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Meh, nothing really noteworthy. Raspberry rings in a bit on the fake tasting side.
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boxofrane (2347) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a medium sized white head. The aroma is sweet raspberry juice, a bit fleshy. The taste is fairly blue raspberry.. Not much hefe.
decaturstevo (5394) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazed peachy pour with watery foamy head. Aroma is light raspberry and not much more. Flavor is light sweet raspberry. A flat bitter almost artificial fruitiness. Medium/light body with ok carbonation.
obguthr (4430) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Raspberry nose. Cloudy peach colored, headless. Dry raspberry, bready and grassy finish. Light. Fruity, but beery as well.
BeerdedDave (741) - - SEP 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
cloudy orange color; tart raspberry aroma; mild, slightly tart raspberry flavor with some banana-clove hefeweizen flavor coming through
LuckyDog (614) - - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good raspberry wheat. Not to sweet. I could drink several of these. Recommended.