djd07 (15067) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy pink orange with small pinkish head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is berry and wheat. Thin body, berry, wheat, medicine, light tartness, ok. ajnepple (6693) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Clear amber appearance with a white ring of foam. Fresh raspberry flavor with light bready malts. Similar flavor, sweet and fruity with a light body. Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Pour is hazy salmon colored with a small white head and no lacing. Artificial raspberry, cough syrup, some fruit skins, bready, and doughy aroma. Taste is more artificial fruit flavors - raspberries and strawberry - biscuit, and tangy. Light body with high carbonation. Not good. Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Tap. Pours orange with a bit of pink and white head. Aroma is slightly fruity- not a whole lot of aroma. Taste is very raspberry, a touch bitter, good fruit flavor but nothing overbearing. A very good fruit beer. cubs (10640) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Tap @ brewery. Pours a pinkish orange appearance with a white head. Slightly spritzy, raspberry, lightly tart aroma. Somewhat tangy raspberry, slightly artificial, light flavor that isn’t necessarily very good but it’s not offensive.
Westchesterco (2047) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2013
On tap at the brewpub it is a clear reddish color with s slight white head it has the aroma of raspberry bitter flavor with a hint of the raspberry Iphonephan (7000) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2013
On draft at the brewpub in Glenwood Springs CO. Pours a clear reddis amber with a white head. Light fruity nose. Flavors of raspberry soda. Refreshing brew for a hot day. mike67 (1213) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2012
ON tap at the brewpub. Pours copper with a long lasting white head and soda-like carbonation. Aroma is of raspberries and caramel and wheat malt. Body is light and smooth. Taste is sweet, mostly raspberries. Short sweet finish. Quite a drinkable brew. bpreo (2849) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2010 I never liked Fruit Beers (as anyone who follows my ratings would know). But who am I kidding, no one follows my ratings, and if they are, why aren’t I getting any feedback?! GarrettB (1607) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2007 The mountains of Colorado harbor many niches, nooks and crannies, within which lie a bounty of hidden mines, towns and even the occasional bakery (Silver Plume). Glenwood Springs is not what you’d call a quaint mountain town, exactly, but it’s not a global tourism destination either. Home to a therapeutic hot springs, it sees its fair share of visitors, and those who do go get a chance to visit the local brewpub: Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company. It is by no means an infamous brewery, or a landmark in craft beer, but it provides better beer to a town with one foot still in the past, and that makes it all the more charming. My family and I ordered a sampler to get a well rounded taste of the offerings, and I came away reasonably impressed, considering my expectations. This beer came highly recommended from a kind gentleman staffing the coffee bar at the famous Hotel Colorado, not too far from the brewpub itself. Also, it takes very little to get me excited for the promise of a nice, new fruity beer. I thought my family might enjoy its light, sweet and appealing flavors. In a way, I was correct, but while they may have enjoyed it, I found it to be disappointingly flavorless. In the same way that unseasoned food is markedly bad when it can be markedly good, so too does this Raspberry Wheat give the sense that it is exceptionally wrong when it could be right. It is a bronze, clover honeyed beer, chatoyant, with no head to speak of, silently sitting in a crowd of bright, glittering brews. The smell is wonderfully sweet, emanating with all shades of artificial and natural raspberry flavors; most prominent is a distinct waft of Kool-aid powder. A little bit of quality, raspberry jam, just like mother used to bottle, appears as well, alongside a hefty dose of cheap pink lemonade, again in powder form. Not sure what to make of this pre-fabricated variety of smells, but it’s not repugnant or oppressive. The mouthfeel is full and very sudsy, crashing and cascading with waves of bubbles, both feeling and tasting exactly like club soda. Somewhere in the back, lingering ruefully with a long, sad sigh is a raspberry quality, but it has nowhere to go. The aftertaste too is a kind of dying wheat squeal, but is crowded out by the neutral, if not nasty soda-water quality. Though it may receive the affectionate love of the local populace, it’s a bit off-putting to me. I may do better to drink the salty hot springs water than give this another try.