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Acai Berry Wheat - Eel River Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
72
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147 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 18.95%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
4.23/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

tried this on tap last week, ended up getting a sixer today. The beer is crystal amber in appearance. Similar to a low end such as busch but with a brighter glow. No head when I poured her in my glass. Looks a lot like a cider. Smells mildly sweet and strong full scent of wheat earns my approval. I hate flavored beers but this one is phenomenal. I can't believe this flavor was achieved in a beer. The acai taste is spot on and I really like wheaty brews so I give this one a 4.75. Mouthfeel is fine. The only thing is that I wish It had more than 4 percent alc by volume. Oh well

Gabriel_Vaughn, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of irthesteve
4/5  rDev +30.7%

irthesteve, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: bottle from Pinocchio's beer garden, Media, PA

Poured into a Pinocchio's stem glass a light straw-yellow, with a slight haze, and a nice puff of white head that receded to almost nothing. Grainy aroma, typical wheat profile, accented with sweet acai berries (a fruit I've only otherwise sampled in some flavored water drink). Flavorwise, it delivers what it promises: a tangy wheat beer, with acai. Smooth and mellow, and sweet, but not sickeningly sweet. Very nice fruit beer. Light body and overall quite drinkable; I'd get it again.

Rifugium, Aug 01, 2011
Photo of LocalBar913
4/5  rDev +30.7%

LocalBar913, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a yellowish brown with a thin white head and left a little bit of lacing on the glass. The aroma was pretty fruity with the acai berries really coming out nice that had wheat, malt, slight citrus, and hop notes. The grains really stand out on the flavor but mesh well with the acai berries which make for a good fruit beer. The hops and citrus really accent the flavor and help on the overall taste. The brew was light to medium body with a fair amount of bubbly carbonation that had a sweet and citrusy crisp finish. It drank really good and is probably one of my top 5 as far as fruit beers go and not to mention that it is organic as well.

Gobzilla, Sep 01, 2010
Photo of fishguyac
4/5  rDev +30.7%

fishguyac, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of cswhitehorse
4/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Acai berry poured a light golden color with very little foam head and not much lacing. The smell was really nice. It had that Acai berry ringing through the nostrils. The taste was pretty sweet with a good wheat backbone. It was thin in the mouth and moderately carbonated. I am not personally a big fan of this styl but I think this brew was well done!

cswhitehorse, May 12, 2009
Photo of KidRagnarok
4/5  rDev +30.7%

KidRagnarok, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of ironlung
3.88/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light golden color. Tiny head. Light berry smell. Don't agree with them filtering the wheat. Needs more carbonation. Still a decent beer. This is a good summer quencher. Berry flavor is light. I expected that due to the cost of acai berries. My girl liked it and would drink again. I'm one and done with this beer.

ironlung, May 09, 2009
Photo of SamuelJackson45
3.85/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

For a berry wheat beer. This is a good tasting one. Start out with the pour very clean filter look.

The smell is very fruity as it should. The taste is pretty good for a wheat beer.

This is a nice summer beer for those who like a light wheat beer. I would drink it on a very hot day or at your favorite concert tailgating event.

SamuelJackson45, Jul 30, 2010
Photo of kenito799
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

5 oz pour in a flight at Yard House San Diego.

Medium amber color, not much lacing. Aroma is very fragrant with berries, a nice fresh smell, not artificial. Rather bland fizzy mouthfeel, but a god balance of wheat beer with fresh berry flavor, not sweet, the berries don't overwhelm. Fruit flavored beer is not my favorite style, but this is nice and refreshing, the berry flavro doesn't become annoying or tiring. Well done.

kenito799, Apr 10, 2011
Photo of khall
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

khall, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of wieshefe17
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

wieshefe17, May 19, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.73/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, a surprise find at the Village Green Liquor store in Vernon, BC.

This beer pours a slightly hazy medium straw colour, with one finger of soapy white head, which falls away quite quickly, leaving nary a speck of lace around the glass. It smells of sweet berry fruit, kind of like a mix of blueberry and red grapes, and mild grainy wheat. The taste is soft, mild, fruity acai berry, some wheatiness, and a bit of edgy, weedy hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, smooth, and fruity. It finishes fairly sweet, the blend of berry and wheat consistent.

Not bad, not great, just a well-balanced fruit beer. I like it - it went down pretty fast...

biboergosum, Sep 05, 2010
Photo of mjl21
3.73/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle poured into a La Fin du Monde tulip. Comes in at 4%. No bottling info is given.

A-Pours a clear peach color with a one finger white head. Decent ring is left intact. Lots of bubbles rising from the bottom. Some polka dot lace is left.

S-Like the name implies, it smells like berries. I don't know what an acai berry smells like, but this one reminds me in a lot of way of raspberries. Also get a tad bit of wheat.

T-The raspberry like taste is very upfront. I found it to be a tad watery in the middle and a little grainy in the finish from the wheat. It is very fruit forward, but it did not taste as sweet and artificially flavored as a lot of fruit beers.

M-Lighter bodied and a tad watery. Had crisp level of carbonation.

D-It has a very low abv and was refreshing on a hot day.

I first tried this at the Celebrator Beer Fest in Oakland and found it to be quite refreshing. It is one of the better fruit beers that I have tried. While I would not actively seek it out, I would have no problem sharing one with my wife. It's also organic.

mjl21, Jun 30, 2009
Photo of JayTheFinn
3.65/5  rDev +19.3%
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.

JayTheFinn, Jun 19, 2011
Photo of jujubeast6000
3.65/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 12/26/2009 (Bottle):

Pours a very fizzy clear straw yellow color body. Average, white head, very quickly diminishing. very strong berry aroma, like raspberry, a little sour. Sweetness, almost a fake sweetness, but not quite. Very nice smell. Nutty, wheaty taste. Some fruitiness, but subdued. Refreshing. Very tasty, not complex, but I like it.

jujubeast6000, Jan 26, 2010
Photo of FightinScot
3.65/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle. Slight lacing, diminishing to trace amounts after a few minutes. Pours an almost apple juice appearance. Has a very very light taste, almost like a club soda, but with a trace of berrys and small bit of wheat. Mouthfeel is slightly creamy.

Not an everyday kind of beer, but I would not have a problem downing a few of these on a hot day.

FightinScot, Jun 10, 2010
Photo of tone77
3.63/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Many thanks to resi for sending this beer. Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is rather mild, some berries. Taste is also of berries, some wheat, a bit sour at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a good quality beer.

tone77, Mar 26, 2011
Photo of Seanibus
3.6/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have to be honest and admit that I really wanted to hate this beer, what with all the hoohaw about Acai as this miracle food/drug. Big whatever. But to my surprise I kind of like this. It's a litte fruity and frilly for my hop- hardened palate, but it's refreshing and tasty.

Pours a radiant golden with a huge white head, though that drops away to nothing with disapponting speed. The aroma is sweet and fruity, but very difficult to describe. Like raspberry and cherry and blackberry, but unlike them as well. It is bright and sparkly. If Hello Kitty had a beer, this might be it. The flavor is a little less pink and happy, but that berry and tropical fruit thing keeps going. Not much wheat flavor in there, but a little. The finish has some asprin bitterness and a grape-like tannic bite and the mouthfeel is sparkly and prickly, more like a fruity champagne than beer.

God help me, but I think this is good, at least as far as it goes.

Seanibus, Jun 11, 2011
Photo of schoolboy
3.58/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light and fruity is what I wanted, and with this baby, that's what you get. Nothing heavy, just a light, fruity, slightly wheat yeast taste.

This was the last of a bunch of summer beers given to me as a gift. Like most, I would never have bought them and I would be unlikely to buy again, but its not like I hated this.

Its a quality product and a smooth, drinkable,. refreshing beverage.

schoolboy, Aug 12, 2010
Photo of riored4v
3.55/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 12/31/10

Poured in to a hefe glass. 1 finger, white head. Clear, golden body.

Smell had hints of berry. Some light ester with mild maltiness. Pretty mellow.

Taste had a noticeable berry flavor with a mellow sweetness. Crisp and clean finish with some lingering berry flavor.

Mouthfeel had a light body with a medium/high carbonation level. Crisp finish.

Drinkability was good. Nice and light with some mellow but noticeable flavors, especially the berry.

riored4v, Jan 29, 2011
Photo of scruffwhor
3.55/5  rDev +16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear amber to bright copper hue. Next to nothing in the way of head, foam or bubbles. The aroma is a very faint acai berry and faintly toasted pilsner malt. Pretty clean smell though. Acai berry upfront and the faintly toasted malt slowly combines to a grainy and yet mildly yeasty finish. Ok filtered wheat beer. I would like to taste this beer with some yeast sediment left in it. Might help develop the acai berry fruit flavors. A somewhat watery malt palate. Very easy to drink.

scruffwhor, Apr 09, 2009
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

StonedTrippin, Mar 19, 2013
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Acai Berry Wheat from Eel River Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.