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Acai Berry Wheat - Eel River Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
71
okay

145 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 19.02%
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 duff247
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

duff247, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of Eriktheipaman
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Eriktheipaman, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of ChalupaBatman
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

ChalupaBatman, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of duceswild
3/5  rDev -1.6%

duceswild, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of tastymug
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

tastymug, May 31, 2013
Photo of ackeeper
1.5/5  rDev -50.8%

ackeeper, May 22, 2013
Photo of Ford
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Ford, May 12, 2013
Photo of sgould1313
3/5  rDev -1.6%

sgould1313, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev +16.4%
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
Photo of chugamugofsud
2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

chugamugofsud, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

twiggamortis420, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of fishguyac
4/5  rDev +31.1%

fishguyac, Dec 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

archero, Oct 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Texasfan549, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

kjkinsey, Sep 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -1.6%

t0rin0, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Mora2000, Sep 24, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

bumchilly25, Aug 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +23%

khall, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of DrunkenMonk
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

DrunkenMonk, Jul 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

tizride, Jul 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -1.6%

SocalKicks, Jul 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

dextermcgurk, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of williamjbauer
3.38/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

williamjbauer, Jun 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -1.6%

OPBrewCrew, May 15, 2012
Acai Berry Wheat from Eel River Brewing Co.
71 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.