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Willoughby Railway Razz - Willoughby Brewing

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Willoughby Railway Razz
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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Willoughby Brewing visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SchmichaelJ on 07-06-2003)
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Lanstrum

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.3%

02-23-2014 19:09:46 | More by Lanstrum
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Virginia

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

11-13-2012 03:00:33 | More by pogoowner
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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

03-31-2012 20:33:20 | More by ninner00
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

03-23-2012 00:15:54 | More by VncentLIFE
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I tried the Railway Razz during a recent visit to Willoughby Brewing and the Razz seemed to be a fav amongst the ladies. The beer poured a rich amber with thin white head that did not lace. The smell included good raspberry and not surprising, the taste had raspberries with decent malt balance. The mouthfeel was light in body with good carbonation. Fruit beers are not for me, but this was pretty good.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2012 13:38:13 | More by WoodBrew
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itsjustzach

Ohio

3/5  rDev -14.3%

11-21-2011 10:23:01 | More by itsjustzach
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Preismj

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

mildly transparent maroon. slightly purple/pink head with tight formation, though doesn't stick around long. Slight watery appearance. smells strongly of tart raspberry and not much else. Taste is extraordinary raspberry. Good flavor from the berry that hits hard up front, followed by a mild tartness. Fades at the tail end and doesn't stick around in the aftertaste much at all. mouthfeel is watery, light body. Good carbonation, though. Overall, a solid raspberry flavor which weakens at the tail due to a light body and distracting carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2011 14:52:20 | More by Preismj
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UDbeernut

New York

3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Willoughby brewing over the summer

a: pours a shade of red similar to a strawberry. slight head that reduces to very light lacing

s: rasberry smell dominates

t: very sweet rasperry flavor, clean after taste no bitterness

m&d: small body, light mouthfeel due to decent carbonation. deffiantly a session beer I forget the ABV, but for some reason i think it is below 5 ABV

decent brew worth a try

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2008 15:32:40 | More by UDbeernut
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barleysangel

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is blood red. It smells like raspberries. You would think this beer would be sweet because of the raspberry smell, but I thought it was not. It had the raspberry taste, but not the sweet. It had a clean aftertaste.

I really like this beer. It is one of my favorites at Willoughby Brewing.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2008 22:36:31 | More by barleysangel
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adamette

Ohio

2.3/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A pleasing appearance. I was looking forward to trying it based on its appearance
S VERY fruitty. If you are a fan of fruit beers then you may really like the smell, taste. I do not and I was not impressed
T The VERY fruitty smell carried right over to the taste. As far as reproducing the raspberry taste in a beer it gets full marks but it was too sweet and gimicky for me. Everyone at our table remarked that it was intended for "women" but I did not necessarily believe that it was the case.
M Just O.K.
D I did not finish it. I believed that my wife may have finished it but she did not even want to.

I am not a big fan of fruit beers but I have tried 5 to 6 different raspberry beers. This was not one of the better ones of those.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2008 23:39:52 | More by adamette
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neenerzig

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got a pint of this yesterday during happy hour at the Willoughby Brewing Company. Served in a pint glass/tumbler. This beer is a clear dark red/brown color with ruby highlights. The color really reminded me of Coca-Cola or Dr. Pepper. I thought the color seemed odd for a beer of this style. There almost zero head when drawn from the tap, just a very thin surface cover which then faded to next to nothing. Barely any lacing to speak of. Fruity, tarty aromas of raspberry were present along with some malt and maybe a slight touch of caramel. This beer tasted malty sweet and fruity with raspberry and tart coming through nicely. Quite tasty indeed. There may have been a slight trace of hops too. Has a crisp and smooth mouthfeel with fairly light carbonation and a light to medium body. Very drinkable. A good beer all around.

Eric

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2007 01:06:48 | More by neenerzig
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cabsandking

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful deep crimson color and a creamy beige head with good retention. Enormous raspberry puree aroma, natural fruit sweetness, and some nutty malt notes. Dominant tart raspberry flavor, slightly smokey, dry and balanced with some spicy hop astringent that finishes the swallow nicely. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel with a finish that’s a dryer version of the taste, but fades quickly. Terrific raspberry flavor that’s not too sweet or tart makes this a really good drinker.

Serving type: growler

02-03-2007 02:15:56 | More by cabsandking
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ndekke39

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My brother-in-law brought me a growler of this from the brewery. Pours an enticing ruby red with a thin white head. Excellent retention. Smell is dominated by the tart raspberry. Taste is dominated as well by the raspberry - no touch of bitterness. Nice, smooth mouthfeel makes this a very drinkable beer. Not super complex, but a great example of a fruit beer. Very true to the taste of raspberries. Awesome for drinking while watching some football!

Serving type: growler

01-09-2007 02:12:32 | More by ndekke39
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Applesauce1

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this on-tap at the Oak Room in Athens, OH.

Appearance: maroon-dark amber color with little head off the tap; decent looking
Smell: raspberries are prominent
Taste: raspberries; a good sourness in this beer; a good malt and fruit mixture
Mouthfeel: light bodied
Drinkability: pretty easy to drink; you could have a few of these in a night

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2006 17:15:37 | More by Applesauce1
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Bones54

Ohio

3.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The beer pours a very nice red coloring. Nothing suprising, being that this is a raspberry beer. The smell is real nice, with the raspberry fruit aroma having a very strong presence.

Rating the taste on just a 2oz sip this beer would easily be between 4-4.5. However, seeing after the first sip there are still about 14oz left in my glass, I have a hard time with this beer. To much fruit, not enough beer taste. Maybe its the low carbonation, not sure.

Overall, worth a try since WBB prides itself on it, but thats all, just a one shot beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2005 19:34:10 | More by Bones54
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Dogbrick

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample at 69 Taps in Akron. Wine cooler red color with a thin off-white head and very little lacing. The aroma is all raspberry, and pretty nice. Light-bodied and very bubbly with the raspberry flavor dominating all. I like fruit beers better when there is more going on than a carbonated fruit beverage flavor. The finish is sparkling and fruity. A decent summertime beer, but there are much better fruit beers available.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2005 02:53:50 | More by Dogbrick
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beergeek279

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served as a sample at Willoughby Brewing Company. The color was a dark red, with a little bit of head. The smell was a nice, strong raspberry sweetness. The taste was a raspberry tartness sitting rather nicely over the dryness of the wheat backing. Mouthfeel was average. As for drinkability, it was nice and refreshing and I felt like I could have a few of these.

This is Willoughby's flagship beer, and the one that I was really looking forward to trying after the GABF Food Network special that showed Willoughby. A good fruit beer, and this is the one regular that I really enjoyed here.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2004 21:29:20 | More by beergeek279
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Willoughby Railway Razz from Willoughby Brewing
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