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Acai Berry Wheat - Eel River Brewing Co.

Acai Berry WheatAcai Berry Wheat

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BA SCORE
71
okay

134 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 134
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 19.47%


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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3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #40 (May 2010):

The new berry of the month is now a beer flavor. We're not sure about the level of antioxi- dants per 22-ounce bottle though.

Actively flowing carbonation holds a stiff white head together. With a faintly hazed, pale golden color and berry nose, there is not much else to the beer. This super-crisp brew is palate cleansing and very dry ... bone dry. Beery flavor up front drops a faux sweetness, which quickly dissipates to show that dryness again. Light body, check. Simple malt base, check. Hops? Hello?! OK, so hops took a break here, though with the dryness, they weren't really needed. Faint berry flavor in the end with a very clean aftertaste.

Possibly straying away from beer here; I am thankful the berry character is not turned up too high. On par with the 1990s fruit craze. Decent.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 02:33:24 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Acai Berry Wheat from Eel River Brewing Co.
71 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.