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Razzbeery Wheat Ale - Dunedin Brewery

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Razzbeery Wheat AleRazzbeery Wheat Ale

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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 17.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dunedin Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: StevieW on 08-14-2002)
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Reviews by dpend:
Photo of dpend
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. screen printed bottle with a VW bug staring at you.Light and hazy purple and gold appearance.Quickly dissipating soda like head.Mild aroma of the wheats,malts and fruits.Beer is light tasting with a fizzy carbonation.Taste is very mild with a hint of the rasperry at the end.and I would liked to have seen a bit more wheat flavor.Refreshing beer for a hot and humid day.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.18/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at a nice little bar in Dunedin,pours a hazy/murky pinkish color with not much head.Aroma is great,of ripened tart raspberries with a touch of malted wheat.Taste is alot like the aroma with a more pronounced wheat flavor in the finish.I had three of these in a matter of fifteen minutes great Florida beer.One of the better fruit/wheat brews I have had.

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Jredner
2.68/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It’s Razz-BEER-y! Get it? BEERy. Ok then. Nose was medicinal like some saisons and geuzes I have had. Unexpected aroma. Orange/tea colored with a lazy quarter thin head. Dainty tasting beer. The raspberry is not out of balance, but it could have a maltier wheat backbone. Some citrus in the finish. Dunedin is much better with their "scottish" inspired offerings.

Photo of StevieW
4.45/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. bottle. Golden yellow pour, clear in color with a fizzy fluffy white head. Both body and head have a golden ruby tint to it. Smell is very much a mix of solid wheat malt and subtle raspberry sweetness. Evenly carbonated, not overly bubbly like other fruit beers. Nice full wheat taste, matched with a crisp, tart, and refreshing raspberry flavor. Light bodied, very refreshing, the ultimate thirst quencher, dry yet flavorful finish. IMO, much better than SA Cherry Wheat. The best fruit/wheat ale I have had.

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of sulldaddy
2.93/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I am sampling this brew chilled and in a pint glass. The beer pours a cloudy tan color very similar to apple cider. A small tightly packed off white head of 1 cm foams up easily and fades to an edge layer. Aroma is very mild. I get fiant caramel and some berry scents as well. Not a whole lot goin on the nose. FIrst sip reveals a lite body and very fine and tingly carbonation. Flavor is lite and sweet with some caramel and grainy malt rolling to a sweet berry finish. A clean and refreshing beer, just not very flavorful.

Photo of ktrillionaire
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A friend who works at the brewery shared his large growler with me a few nights ago. I crushed it. I have been onto this beer for a long time, but it has been a while since I had it, as I am not so into fruit beer like I was in the late 90s. I was pleasantly surprised. It is quite a good beer, fruit or not.

A - This beer looks good for the style. Lightly cloudy, golden-yellow, 1 finger of white foam, and a VW on the label.

S - Nice raspberry aroma, but not perfume-like or artificial; more like raspberry sweet tea, plus bread, minus tea.

T - Very refreshing for hot summer days, (or hot winter nights in FL). The raspberry is ever-present, but not overpowering, the wheat is slightly funky but not sweaty; it is very balanced.

M - It has quickly dissipating carbonation, so the mouthfeel is nicer and more sparkling with the fresh pour then with the dregs.

D - Very drinkable, as evidenced by my repetition of the phrase "Can I get another one of the those?

Photo of BEERchitect
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A festive and easy drinking beer. Unlike most fruit / wheats, it has very good wheat flavors and raspberry flavors. The raspberry adds much complexity, tartness, sweetness, and overall flavor without overwhelming the beer. It keeps good wheat creaminess, esters, and it's own grain quality. What it lacks in boldness, it makes up for in balance. Good job Dunedin Brewery!

Photo of beerguzzlerxyz
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Didn't have high expectations but was pleasantly surprised upon my first mouthful. A well developed wheat beer without the gimicky furit flavors. The raspberry was faint but noticable and carried well in the brew.

An excellent choice for a warm, end-of-August in FL day beer.

Everytime I'm in the Tampa area, I try to hit this place. Love the atmosphere and the attitude of the place!

Photo of apurpura214
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Lovely85
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ali1987
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured a hazy rose color with a white head which came up slowly and fell the same way, but laced the glass.

The aroma was strong diacetyl. Some slight wheat aroma was present, but very low on the raspberry aroma.

The flavor was raspberry and wheat with a nice wheat flavor and subdued raspberry. The diacetyl in the flavor was restrained and added to the flavor instead of being a detractor.

The finish was dry with a subtle lasting raspberry impression. The body was medium to medium light.

16 ounce bottle. Thanks poundboy. A refreshing raspberry beer!

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of blitheringidiot
3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A new label bottle. The old clear plastic labels are history! These new labels are more hip! Quote: "Wheat ale with natural flavors added. Bavarian Wheat fermented with raspberries along with a small amount of Northern Hops."

Pours a peach amber hue topped with an instantly settled thin cap collar.

Nose is all about the berry via cherry, raspberry and blueberry. Ale undertones of light malt grain prescence.

First swigs: Tacky candy and a bit overboard on the fruit aspect. A comingling of the syrupy fruit offsets the delicate ale aspects. This is a grape soda malternative wayward ale.

Last swigs: Fine dust cutter. Not stunning. Picked up right in Tampa at the Beverage Castle.

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of ahroun
2.85/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I picked this up after someone told me they didn't like beer but liked this. The opposite is more or less true of me. It pours golden with a distinct reddish hue, very small head. The smell is faint yet clean. Taste is where the beer failed me, not as crisp as I like a wheat beer to be and it is the raspberry flavor that comes across more dominant. The result is a slightly watery beer with weak carbonation. Worth trying but not likely to buy again.

Photo of PorterLambic
2.38/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Really liked the Old Mean Stout so I thought I'd try the Razzabeery Wheat Ale. Not loving that decision but trying new things is what it's all about, right? I had this one lying in the fridge for about three months after purchase before opening it. The foam shot out of the 16 ounce bottle like it was champagne the instant the cap was removed. Fortunately a large wheat glass was right at hand to catch the majority of it. Over the course of 10 minutes and 4 separate pourings, I was able to get all of the (remaining) beer into the glass. A huge fluffy head was still there, about 2 1/2 inches high and there was sediment floating in it. The color was a cloudy apricot with a pink tinge and the head dropped slowly and unevenly, leaving some clumpy lacing behind. Smell was orange, spice, malt and hops without any noticeable raspberry note at all. Taste was quite tart, kind of astringent at first sip, followed by an orange & grapefruit mixed citrus flavor with malt following and very little raspberry at all. The aftertaste, what there was, was citrus and the finish was watery. A bit thin for a wheat in body, light. This recipe needs some work, both in flavor and in complexity. Or, they should change the name to disassociate from the raspberry and aim for the citrus. Doubt I'll ever try this brew again.

Photo of GuttaMane138
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Shaw
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great looking wheat ale. It has a massive head. It must have taken me 10 minutes to pour this brew while waiting for the head to go down. It is nice a cloudy and very, very carbonated.

If I didn't know to smell for berries, I would swear this beer smelled musty, like a Belgian beer that had been aged in barrels for years. The aroma is almost tart.

The taste is a bit tart, too, no doubt from the raspberries used in the brew. This is not nearly as tart as a lambic, though. The tartness is nice and refreshing, which is why Dunedin says this is a good hot-weather beer. There isn't much flavor of berries, though. So don't think this is going to taste like a raspberry brew. It doesn't. I would think this is a positive for those who aren't big fruit beer fans.

Overall this is a nice fruit beer, one of the best ones I've had. Don't think of this as a wheat, since the berry tartness almost overpowers the wheat ale flavors.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Razzbeery Wheat Ale from Dunedin Brewery
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