Acai Berry Wheat - Eel River Brewing Co.
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3.55/5 rDev +16.4%
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.
03-19-2013 20:51:09 | More by StonedTrippin
3.08/5 rDev +1%
12 oz bottle pours a clear gold color with a fluffy cap of white head. Retention is average and the lacing light.
Nose is somewhere between blueberries and pomegranates on the fruit scale with some notable wheat tang to give it some sharpness.
Taste is lighter than expected with a grainy sweetness and a cardboardy-wheatiness. The berry flavors are there, but not a whole lot else going on. Not a bad beer, and the acai flavors are there, but just a bit too one-dimensional with the base beer being too light, boring and neutral.
12-16-2012 21:23:35 | More by twiggamortis420
3.28/5 rDev +7.5%
The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is full of very sweet berries and a hint of wheat. I guess it might be acai, but I have no idea what that berry smells like. The flavor is similar. There is a lot of sweet berry notes, as well as a hint of wheat. The berries smell a bit like a combination of cherries and raspberries. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
09-24-2012 05:04:54 | More by Mora2000
3.38/5 rDev +10.8%
On tap served in a nonical pint glass
A - Pale gold with 1 finger white head moderate retention and good lacing
S - Wheat, berry, acai, raspberry
T - Follows nose, wheat backbone.
M - Light body, moderate carbonation, watery
O - Neat concept but average execution.
06-14-2012 17:00:10 | More by williamjbauer
Acai Berry Wheat from Eel River Brewing Co.
71 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.