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 doesnít 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. Itís 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, thereís 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 Schlaflyís finest work by any stretch. The lack of overdone sweetness is good, so itís 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.
altonbrownd (4351) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase Supermarket. Golden body with medium head. Nose is fresh apples, sweet. Taste quite fruity, strong taste of raspberries, sweet. Watery as well. Warming finish. Not really my thing.
ryanscourt (1017) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
NOt sure what makes it a hefeweizen. Weak tart raspberry flavors with a grainy bill at the end.
radagast83 (5954) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from a Total Wine. Poured a ruby color, pretty beer - with a small off-white head. Aroma was a nice light raspberry one, with some light sweet malt character. Flavor was a bit artificial, with some metallic notes. Itís refreshing enough on a super hot day, but itís lacking something.
portableparty (2168) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours an amber color with a pink hue and a tight soapy off white head. Aroma is bready light raspberry and that is about it. Taste biscuit bready with faint raspberry little spice and malty finish. Palate is light crisp slightly chewy.
ContemplateBeer (1787) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Old Town. Aroma: I was expecting a raspberry bomb, but the nose actually gives you a typical Hefeweizen vibe- slightly tart wheat, a hint of banana, some light spiciness. Raspberry is in there, but itís surprisingly subtle. Appearance: Unfiltered, tinted rosť pour with some suggestion of carbonation; a foamy off-white head fades into a patchy skin. Flavor: Just as the nose, the typical hefeweizen flavors are most noticeable off the bat; raspberry becomes more prevalent towards the finish, also imparting a very light tartness; the finish dries out completely with a lingering grassy note. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: Much better than many are suggesting here; at least I think so. A really well constructed summer quencher.
kaser (4339) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Raspberry and water taste. Draft at brew house with my friend Kristen. Fruity and stuff. Yey
jgb9348 (5174) - 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 thatís 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 (3788) - 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 (899) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4849) - 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 Schlaflyís 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.