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Southern Tier Raspberry Wheat Beer

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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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A golden wheat beer brewed with the finest North American malted barley and wheat. Itís then lightly hopped with the choicest European varieties. This smooth, crisp golden wheat beer is then finished with a hint of raspberry. Enjoy this beer any time of year.


1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (3801) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2008 On tap at the Bocktown. Ubiquitous pale yellow american lager appearance. Slight raspberry aroma, makes this smell attractive. Creamy white head. Sure has a raspberry flavor but it certainly is not sweet. More bitter than I expected. Quite the same as many below average fruit beers Iíve had. This stuff is not hazy and I canít taste any wheat so I am left wondering if there is actually any wheat in there. This taste more like the commercial description than the name on the bottle, a fruit flavored malt beverage. There is some kind of industrial bitterness in there but I cannot distinguish it as malt or hops, just bitter. Too much for a wheat beer. Less than I expected. Lancaster strawberry wheat is much better than this.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Bottle from Caponeís. Medium gold pour with a big raspberry aroma, some hopcit, and some pale malt. The flavor, complexity, and body are lacking in this. Some raspberry and slight pale malt and hopcitrus are in the flavor. Probably the worst brew iíve had from these guys.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zach8270 (3211) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2007
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Pale yellow color with a soapy white head. Aroma smells like fresh raspberries with some hops underneath. Smells very nice. Flavor is very sour and grassy with some metal. No raspberry in the flavor whatsoever. Smells great, but the flavor is lacking.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2007
Draught at Coles in Buffalo, NY. Pours a clear yellow-gold with a small diminishing white head. Aroma is big-time raspberries and not much else, almost like a raspberry cooler -- it smells fine but nothing like a beer. Tastes like raspberry flavoured water with a light bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. I donít mind a good Fruit Beer but this does nothing for me.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shigadeyo (2962) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2007
6/12/2007: Southern Tier Raspberry Wheat Beer pours a surprising transparent, pale straw color. It has a thin, frothy, white head and has a subtle level of carbonation. The aroma is pale malts with some fake, sugary raspberry. The flavor has a lot of powdery, sweet, fake raspberry followed by what almost tastes like a mediocre Pilsener- or Dortmunder-like beer with that same slight hop bitterness bite in the finish. That initial smashed-up Smarties candy flavor reminds me a lot of the <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Beer/michigan-brewing Raspberry. This beer is pretty light with an average mouthfeel. The color and flavor of this beer make it clear that real fruit was not used in the making of this beer. For a good fruit beer with real raspberry taste, look elsewhere (e.g. <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Beer/new-glarus-raspb Glarus Raspberry Tart, <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/founders-rŁbśus/ RŁbśus, <a href=hhttp://www.ratebeer.com/Beer/oaken-barrel-ra Barrel Razz-Wheat, <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/abita-purple-haz Purple Haze and others... I have absolutely nothing against fruit beers, but I am very disappointed with this beer and I am really surprised that Southern Tier put their name on such a below average beer. Needless to say, my wife didnít really care for this one at all. I didnít either, but finished up the bottle anyways...

12 oz bottle (4123014070222) from Jungle Jimís.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (10073) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Bottle sample at Jungle Jimís. Pours clear golden color with an average frothy white head that was mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate raspberry aroma. Medium body. Medium raspberry flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of an average duration. My expectations where not met.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
agl108 (722) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2007
On draft at Flat Rock Saloon. Poured clear golden with absolutely no head. Appeared uncarbonated. Initially a sweet raspberry flavor followed with a bready, yeasty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2007
12oz bottle pours golden with a short white head and some lace. Aromas of raspberry over frosted flakes. Flavor is raspberry, frosted flakes, good sweetness throughout. Nice crisp and clean palate makes this quite refreshing and a good summer beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2344) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 26, 2007
On tap at MacGregorís. Great aroma of Raspberry, as was the flavor. Easy drinking enjoyable beer. Would be even better during the hot summer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2053) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 26, 2007
On tap at MacGregorís. Decent fruit beer. Excellent berry aroma, decent body & full palate of berries and malt. Very satisfying.


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