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Razz Wheat - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

Razz Wheat
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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%

Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Applesauce1 on 01-05-2007)
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Photo of Brenden


3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The color is sort of a cloudy copper, thick orange with an orange-red hue in the depths. A white head is small but sturdy, holding the creamy cap well and leaving a mix of spotting and patching as it descends.
The smell is wheat first and raspberry second, in very specific order but both very much there. It's got a dry, crackery element, and I almost wonder if it's cracked wheat, and some earthiness follows through.
The taste switches it up, with the raspberry first on the tongue and the strong wheat foundation showing after it pops out. It's light but fresh, a little jammy, with just a light floral bitterness into the finish.
The feel is light, somewhat dry, and firmly crisp with a bit of an herbal note.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2013 19:59:54 | More by Brenden
Photo of ckollias


3.19/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this brew on tap at Jackie O’s brewpub in Athens Ohio out of a pint glass.

A: Pours a cloudy pinkish white hue with not much of a head.

S: Raspberry aroma with a wheat malt background.

T: Similar to the aroma there is raspberry wheat flavor.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Interesting brew – not my favorite style but worthy of a try.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2013 16:10:29 | More by ckollias
Photo of Meister_Brau


4.71/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I come from the west, so I'm always looking for something similar to Twisted Pine or Eddie McStiff's Rasberry Wheats, as they're nearly impossible to find east of Colorado.

This beer has a very amber appearance and might make the wheat beer's casual fan uneasy, but it's as easy drinking as any mass-market hefeweizen or pilsner, but with the appearance, scent and flavor of something special. The 84 pounds of rasberries added to each batch makes it slightly sweet at first taste, but this morphs into a tart flavor that pervades, then recedes into a slightly bitter bite at the end to remind you that, truly, this is still beer. My very first pour of this had the tiniest bit of fruit in it, which was a charming reminder that I was drinking beer made in individual batches a few hours away.

As la femme as you might consider summer fruity wheat beers, it really befits the season and I and my wife easily put away the growler in one night. If this is on your menu on a warm day, it comes highly recommended.

Serving type: growler

05-17-2013 23:01:34 | More by Meister_Brau
Photo of Hoptometrist


3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served on tap into a shaker glass at Jackie O's

A- Poured a hazy pinkish/orange color, this looks like grapefruit juice with some visible carbonation. A soapy head that left some minimal lace

S- Very mild raspberry aroma

T- Dominant raspberry flavor, mildly tart berry flavor, natural raspberry puree taste, and mineral taste

M- Quite creamy and smooth, soft carbonation, and refreshing

O- Definitely a nice refreshing beer on a hot day on the patio, but not much in the way of complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2012 04:03:00 | More by Hoptometrist
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South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to mikesgroove for sharing this one with me during the Halloween festivities at his house! Thanks buddy! Served from growler into a New Belgium globe. Poured a hazy light red with a two finger white head that subsided to half a finger slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, blueberries, raspberries, tart, and slight funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, cream, raspberries, and wheat. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. I was intrigued by the combination of the wheat and raspberry as soon as I saw this growler come out of the fridge. Upon inspection the combination worked pretty well together. However, in this brew there was a little more sweetness than I would have liked. This was still a pretty solid brew that I would love to have again in larger quantities.

Serving type: growler

10-31-2011 15:08:24 | More by thagr81us
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South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

hazy pinkish amber with a nice one inch head that faded to leave a ring around the putside of the glass. No real glass lace. Very nice hazy appearence, lots of carbonation was visible steaming up from the bottom, looked pretty decent.

Aroma was light, nothing really jumping out at you, but once it settled in was actually fairly decent. Lots of yeasty and grain like aroma, however there was a definate fruitiness to it. Something sweet lingering in the back that you just could not place. Very intresting, it was like a Hefe mixed with fruit, Actually very good. Nice grain flavors making up the bulk of it, however the berries was very evident, not somethign you had to go searching for. Left a nice finish as well. Very sweet finish. Very crisp, smooth, with lots of carbonation. Really let the flavors pop off

Serving type: growler

10-29-2011 14:14:39 | More by mikesgroove
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I cant believe i haven't reviewed this

Pours a hazy pinkish orange. Looks pretty. Nice white head. Looks almost like grapefruit.
Smells lightly raspberry heavy. Wheaty, sweet, malty, tastes light and very drinkable. Raspberries are great. I'm honestly really impressed. I don't know that over ever had this one! Very enjoyable

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2011 20:01:40 | More by Urbancaver
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District of Columbia

4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From tap to shaker pint glass at Jackie O's on 8/26/11
*From notes

A: Cloudy blueberry-ruby. Simply gorgeous. One finger head and decent lacing.

S: Ripe red fruit juice and a hint of hearty wheat.

T: Extremely fresh. Most fruit beers I've encountered use a syrupy conditioner to add that "fruit flavor". This conditioner adds not only unwanted calories, but a stale nature to the brew. But not this beer, folks. Instead, it's like shoving a handful of fresh raspberries into your mouth. There's a really solid backbone of wheat which adds to the complexity of the beer.The finish is crisp and slightly off-dry.

M: Really refreshing. It's got plenty of body to carry the amount of flavor here. The carbonation is just soft enough to make this an easy drinker.

O: Jackie O's Razz Wheat is easily one of the best non-sour fruit beer's I've ever encountered. It's not in your face, yet it's flavorful enough to return to time and time again. A stunner.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2011 23:30:32 | More by Rhettroactive
Photo of Preismj


3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy maroon color with light red/white head. Nice carbonation. Smell is of bready wheat grains and sour sweet raspberry. Taste is gentle raspberry with plenty of wheat in the background. A touch of tartness here with the sweet fruit is welcome. Lots of fizz and a light body make this go down easy and a great summer session beer. Wish there was a touch more 'razz' but overall crisp and inviting beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2011 14:54:52 | More by Preismj
Photo of brew3crew


4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at jackie os

A-hazy red with a whispy white head

S-very interesting and inviting rasberry smell

T-follows the nose. Light rasberry. Very clean and delicious. Makes my mouth water!

M-light bodied and smooth

O-very good wheat beer. Wow. I hate wwheat beers and this is phenominal

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2011 23:53:22 | More by brew3crew
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a hazy reddish, golden color with a thin white head. Maybe even a more light reddish purple color. Head turns into a layer of bubbles and leaves some spotty lacing here and there.

S- Smells of raspberries and a bit of grains. Mainly raspberries and not really much else.

T- Taste is of raspberries, which pretty much dominate this brew. After the raspberries there is a bit of grains and wheat.

M- Lighter in body and fairly low in carbonation.

D- Nothing special really here. I'm not a fan of fruitier beers and this falls into that category. Just doesn't really have the beer taste that I'm looking for.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2010 07:29:51 | More by nrbw23
Photo of Gratefullawyer


4.85/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I am not a big fine of wheat beers or fruity beers
but this one maybe the exception that gets me started
No wonder it is one of the best selling beer at Ohio University

I got to taste this several times and at a tasting at Jackie O and the brew introduced by telling us he used real rasberries and lots of them

I will attest to that The rasberry flavors comes through and gives the beer an exceptional taste
very little bitterness
very drinkable
I can see why a campus finds this very popular
I wish I could have it stocked in my fridge for hot days cause this is the type of beer you could sip cold or lie and at a beach and drink all day

long after the beer was gone I tasted resaberry

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2009 04:03:04 | More by Gratefullawyer
Photo of Applesauce1


4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got the Razz Wheat on-tap at O'Hooley's on a Thursday night.

Appearance: amber-copper color with a thin off-white 3/4" head off the tap
Smell: raspberry is the most prominent smell
Taste: the first taste that hits you is sweet raspberries, but then the aftertaste leaves you with a nice bitterness; im not sure if this bitterness is hops or not, but it gives the beer a real nice taste
Mouthfeel: medium to light bodied; great body for a fruit beer; most fruit beers are very thin, but O'Hooley's isn't afraid to add a little extra and make this a real beer
Drinkability: you will finish one of these real fast and begin wanting another

This is a great fruit beer. It's really just a luck of the draw picking up one of these at O'Hooley's since they constantly are changing and adding new brews. Nonetheless, definitely try it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2007 07:09:13 | More by Applesauce1
Razz Wheat from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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