HimbeerWeizen - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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3.6/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Peachy orange with polished window pane clarity. Atop the beer rested a thick chunk of stiff suds that was faintly powder-puff pink in color, the only visual clue that raspberries were added. One splotchy sheet of lace managed to stick to the opposite side of the pint glass.
The nose featured nothing but fresh raspberries. None of the base wheat beer could be appreciated and the aroma was too weak overall to earn a good score.
Himbeere is German for raspberry. HimbeerWeizen is the West Des Moines Rock Bottom's Koln Weizen with raspberries added. The flavor was as simple as the nose, which is rarely a fault in a wheat-based fruit beer. Flavor intensity was on the low end. It wasn't exactly subtle, but more berries would have been more better.
Ideal sweet-bitter-tart balance was present for most of the mouthful, with a light wheaty tang edging ahead on the finish. Cleanliness, a natural raspberry flavor and a refreshing quality earned the beer an above average score for taste and an even better score for drinkability.
Mouthfeel was within the wide range of acceptable for the style. More raspberry nectar (if that's what was used) would have given it more sweetness, more flavor and the little bit of viscosity that it needed. The lightly sparkly carbonation was fine.
It's a good thing that raspberry in German isn't herbeere or I might not have gotten a pint. Only kidding. This was a tasty little weizen with a just a touch of berry-like goodness. Best served on a sun-drenched June afternoon on the Rock Bottom patio.
Serving type: on-tap
@ Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 4508 University Ave, West Des Moines
11-10-2009 20:38:09 | More by BuckeyeNation
HimbeerWeizen from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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