Bulk_Carrier (4224) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Grumbler purchase from Breeze-IN, Juneau AK.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving no lacing.
The smell definitely had the raspberry but nothing else showed any substantial activity.
The taste was sweet and acidic. If anything, the raspberry’s authentic. There’s a sharp acidic aftertaste leading into a strong acidic semi - dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a good sessionability about it. The wheat seemed barely there and no wheat bite as I normally expect from the style.
Overall, eh, not bad but perhaps not as balanced as I would have hoped for. Denali, if you add some more wheat to this, I betcha it would help balance it a bit more. I’d still have again.
thorongil2 (2637) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap) clody orange amber colour with a small white head; aromas of raspberry, bread; dry flavour with a long light bitter finish, more bitter than usual wheat, not bad
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Slightly cloudy red/amber with a small, off white head. Aroma of ripe raspberries, herbal tea and wheat. Flavor is slightly sweet and tart raspberries, wheat malt and a very mild hop bitterness. Light body with average carbonation. Very light wheat beer with a nice raspberry character.