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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Alaskan Raspberry Wheat is an American-style Wheat Ale that highlights the bright flavors and inviting aroma of more than 3,000 pounds of real raspberries added during fermentation. Years of local demand through Alaskans Rough Draft program of draft-only releases and a Silver medal from the 2008 Great American Beer Festival make Alaskan Raspberry Wheat the perfect brew to launch the Alaskan Pilot Series.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (12633) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2011
This beer pours a hazy ruby-amber color with a medium off-white head that bubbles away steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of raspberry puree and wheat. Light, effervescent body with a mildly tart raspberry character that has notes of malt and wheat behind it. Touch of hops in the background. The finish is fruity with a short raspberry aftertaste. Just average overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaBier (7674) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Bottle shared by Dogbrick. Reddish copper pour with a medium off-white head. Musty and funky raspberry and malt nose. Raspberry flavor with creamy wheat malt and a creamy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Sampled on 7/17/2011. This fruit beer pours a murky reddish amber color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized off white foamy head, with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is raspberries, cereal, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied fruit beer. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are floral. A very clean and nice raspberry flavor throughout this beer, it is not overly sweet or artificial. It just taste like raspberries. Lively carbonation. Good summer beer, tastes very nice on a pleasant summer evening. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is raspberry and slightly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3683) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
22 ounce bottle purchased at the Davis Food Co-Op. $8, yikes. The aroma has tons of raspberry in it. Its not overly sweet or cloying, and it seems to have an effervescence about it. There appears to be some light underlying citrus. Very quaffable. More than moderately hazy reddish/pink/orange body with a fizzy medium white head. Starts a little overcarbonated, before some of the raspberry flavors come through. Not too strong or overpowering, before the milky, chewy wheat flavors take over in the middle. Some scant lemon and citrus are also in there. A little spicy. This is pretty good. I am not sure I would buy this again at this pricepoint, though. I suppose that is what happens when you actually use fresh fruit to brew a beer with when you live in Alaska. I cant imagine that raspberries grow readily there?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (11000) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Reddish pour. Fresh berries, wheat and light clove aroma. Flavor is raspberry, wheat and light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2012 Bottle @ home. Gorgeous ruby appearance with an off white head. Slightly tart, rich raspberry aroma. Well carbonated, somewhat tart raspberry, light wheat flavor with a light, tart, raspberry aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2440) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2011
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a murky amber-red color with a small pink head. The aroma is mild with raspberries, hay and biscuit. The flavor has raspberries in the forefront, layered on top of some cistrusy hops with a good biscuit malt backbone. The palate medium with lively carbonation. The finish is long and dry with lingering berries. Overall: Very enjoyable quaff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Fresh raspberry aromas, soft wheat undertones, more raspberry. Pours reddish, thin head. Flavors of sweet raspberry up front and throughout, fresh, but too much for me. Light fresh raz tartness. Wheat beer base shows up here and there. Dry, but sweet and lingering. Not bad, but not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Appearance: Pours a bright maroon with no head shortly after the pour.

Aroma: A fresh picked basket of raspberries. Nothing artificial about it.

Taste: Sweet and tart jammy raspberries, spicy yeast. While the name indicates this is a wheat beer, all the qualities of a wheat beer have been masked by the raspberries. There is just a bit of breadiness to make it a beer rather than a bottle of Snapple.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, fizzy.

Overall: I really enjoyed the beer for what it was, rather than for what it wasnt. It was a good fruit beer. Believable levels of fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (6058) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Super hazy ruby-tinted copper body with a thin off-white head and a little oily head. Aroma of fresh raspberries, lime, light hops, malt and a touch of alcohol. Medium-bodied; Assertive wheat flavour with a very bitter raspberry and fruit flavour with some metal and malt behind. Aftertaste shows a lot of fruits, some sweetness and a little alcohol bite. Overall, a decent beer showing a lot of wheat, a ton of raspberries and some other flavours. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Brown Jug in Anchorage (Dimond Center), Alaska on 18-June-2011 sampled in my hotel room in Anchorage on 22-June-2011.

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