IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Not too bad at all. Full wheat aromas with the main aroma being of fresh raspberries. Flavor was pretty well blended but did favor the berries a little too much. Flavor was sweet at first but finished tart. Decent brew. Probably not worth another buy. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2008
On tap at Water Street Brewery in Milwaukee. Cloudy pinkish amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma of old raspberries and sweet malt. Taste of raspberries, corn and light wheat. Tart finish and slightly over-carbonated mouth feel. IPAaLLtHEwAY (142) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Pours a deep maroon with very little beige head. The aroma is of raspberries with a slight earthiness to it. Now I’ve had quite a few fruit beers and this one is definitely special. Something about the flavor is really gripping. Very nice fruit appeal, but not syrupy at all. Daddy likes! phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Poured a bright clear rose colour with no head. I was suprised by the taste, very light and super fruity. It almost did not taste like a beer. Definately on the sweeter side, and watery in taste. rederic (3335) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2008
On tap at the Milwaukee location, cloudy reddish-amber hue, with a small pinkyish head, sour raspberry fruity nose, with a light tart note, a faint wheaty malt aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, acidic, subtle winey, tart raspberry character, with some hints of cherry sourness, light wheat malt, spiciness, leading towards a sour fruity raspberry finish.
Skyview (5942) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2008
On draught at the brewery/brewpub in Delafield, Wisconsin. Pours an unfiltered semi-clear rusty amber brew with a thin light pink head that quickly dissipates clean. Aroma of mostly raspberry Koolaid with a touch of white bread malt and yeast. Taste is light bodied, some tart berry, a touch of cloves and yeast. Finish is watery, light, a hint of tart berry that quickly disappears. Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2008
Stopped by for lunch on a lazy Saturday afternoon. I ordered the sampler b/c this is what I do when confronted with having to decide among several brews. In the end, this is the one which stood out among all the others. And not in a good way. My lovely companion commented: "Raspberry and beer? Not so much." Indeed. If Dimetapp and rubbing alcohol had an illegitimate child, this would be that offspring. ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2008
On Tap. Pours a dark pink. Sweet raspberry aroma. Flavor was raspberry iwth a decent tart backing. Light on the palate. Good sell to the blended fruity drink crowd. Not my cup of tea either but better than the pale ale or the amber.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/21/2007Strykzone (7308) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Source: Brewpub, Milwaukee
opaque dark pink, scant head,
light sweet raspberry aroma,
sweet raspberry flavor, nice light tartness, wheat keeps it light overall
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
While adding fruit to a wheat beer always sounds like a great idea it never seems to work out well. This one didn’t either. There was plenty of raspberry aromas and flavors to it. They seemed authentic rather than canned, too. Many brewers are making this mixture. Hopefully the trend does not continue.