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Acai Berry Wheat - Eel River Brewing Co.

Acai Berry WheatAcai Berry Wheat

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BA SCORE
71
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133 Ratings
THE BROS
70
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 19.21%


Brewed by:
Eel River Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: orbitalr0x on 04-04-2009)
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Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 87 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by JayTheFinn:
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JayTheFinn

California

3.65/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pretty light flavor. I taste the acai, but it's not strong. Just a hint of it mixed in with the wheat. Good sweetness level with fruity/berry overtones. This would be a good "dessert" beer for warm summer days. I had this at a fondue restaurant and it paired well with the many and varied flavors of the food we had, which ranged all over meat, seafood and veggies. Overall I give this a thumbs up.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 05:37:35 | More by JayTheFinn
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Pours a hazy gold with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and subdued berry aromas. Taste is much the same with watery grain and slightly tart berry flavors on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer that is fairly drinkable but it's quite watery and bland all around.

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not as bad as the masses say, but a little too sweet to be refreshing. not sure how they did this either, im pretty sure you can only get powdered or concentrated acai berries in the united states, and that the fresh berries have very little to them other than skin. did eel river user a powder or what? id like to know. the beer itself pours a hazy orangey yellow color, a little unnatural looking, but there is a nice white head on top with acceptable retention. the nose is sweet, somewhere between blackberry and blueberry, with lots of malted wheat and unfiltered yeast. the flavor is about the same, but the sweetness of the fruit element is overtaking, very from concentrate sort of sugary aspect to it, overdone I think. could use a little more hops to crisp up the finish too. decent mouthfeel, light as hell, especially at only 4% abv. could be a great summer drink with a few modifications. I much preferred the bigger stuff from eel river, but props for this being organic.

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12 oz bottle pours a clear gold color with a fluffy cap of white head. Retention is average and the lacing light.

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Acai Berry Wheat from Eel River Brewing Co.
71 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.