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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 Alaskan’s 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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3.4
Desverger (12538) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
Sample from Bottle - amber pour with whitish head. Aroma and taste is subtle raspberry fruity, sweet palate, refreshing, pretty well judged compared to others. Decent.

2.9
CloakedDagger (2708) - - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle 65 cl. Pours a hazy, deep golden with a lacing, white head. Rich, sweet raspberry aroma. Light-bodied, dryish and slightly chemical raspberry flavours. Dry and sulphurous finish. W<ell, at least not sticky sweet. Could work on a hot summer’s day. 081114

4.3
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
22oz bottle - Hugely satisfying and immensely quaffable due to the generous amount of raspberry flavors found in both the aroma and flavor of the beer. Rarely do I find the raspberry flavors to be natural tasting, and carry some of the tartness found in fresh raspberries. It’s found here, along with some tannic seediness. Some light lemony notes can be found on the palate, and I’d be hard pressed to say this is a wheat base beer just because of the amount of jammy raspberries that are presented here. Delicious.

4.2
6ROW (473) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Red foggy pour with a small fleeing white head. Great Raspberry taste . Very high gravity wheat beer @ 6.5 % ABV. Would drink agn

2.9
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 4, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 The appearance was a dark red color with a one finger white foamy head that dies within less than a minute, nice ruddy brown coloring on the sides, not much lacing. The smell had a super large amount of raspberrries definitely comes out in the aroma in a nice fresh sweet yet tart way. The taste was raspberry in the flavoring and is definitely backed up with the wheat to give it a fuller effect and to leave a raspberry deep wheat aftertaste. There was a slightly sticky sweet finish. On the palate, it sat at/about a light to medium on the body, sessionable - hmmm....I’m actually going to say no and that’s due to the fact that the wheat just comes out pretty full for me. Carbonation is good for a raspberry wheat ale as its not overly done. Overall, a raspberry wheat ale made by Alaskan Brewing Company, honestly not a bad beer, I was a tad skeptical at first but am thinking it could go fairly well with some plain cheesecake, but I’m thinking I would be pretty full given the wheat part of it could be toned back a bit.

3.3
GarrettB (1636) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
August 16th, 2012 - It’s hard to find fault with a bottle of beer so sweetly adorned with a curious, dog-like bear, seemingly swimming through a berry patch in search of the sweet fruits and morsels. Isn’t that an analogy for us beer drinkers? Doeful eyed, traveling from brewery to brewery, ending up cradling a bottle of good beer on our backs as we attept to lick the last blessed drops from an especially toothsome serving? And so with the actual tasting, I was in a good mood, and ready to take in the sweeter side of Alaska, and one that wasn’t baked or lit on fire. The color is a cross between red and orange, though more orange than red, with a few pinkish hues thrown in to give this brew a bit of a blush. From this chubby cheek colored beer comes a light, sweet raspberry smell, which is light, but not too light, with a spritzy effervescence and just a hint of ripe watermelon. Upon a taste, the first thing I notice is a cascading carbonation. It’s huge and roiling, and clouds what I assume are soft and quiet fruity notes submerged somewhere in the churning mouthfeel of the beer. This light, bubbly water flavor lasts to the mid-tastem where shadows of sweet, overripe raspberries begin to appear, though their shape s hazy. This brew might benefit from a bit of warmth, and with a little time for the carbonation to settle, but it didn’t last that long. As it is, this is not the best Alaskan Brewery brew out there.

4
wlajwl (7008) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Aroma is raspberries, wheat and slightly musty. The flavor is raspberries, wheat, grains, mild sweetness and a tangy/tart finish.

3.1
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2014
bottle. good beer for what it is. raspberry aroma & flavor, medium mouthfeel, slight perfuminess. easy drinking, not bad

1.9
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Summer 2010. This beer is unimpressive. I will not purchase again. Fail. Pours a ruby red beer with little head. Sour nose with sweet hints of raspberries. Sour flavor. Lite body. Medium carb. Finishes okay. At $3 out of discount bin, not a bad hit. Probably better fresh or a couple years out. Serving type: bottle 02-21-2011

3.1
ilovedarkbeer (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours a golden reddish tinted color with a large puffy head. Notes of metal, raspberry candies, wheat, and bread. Overly carbonated mouthfeel.


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