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Acai Berry Wheat - Eel River Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
72
okay

149 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 18.63%
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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3/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.38/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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3/5  rDev -2%

Photo of kylehay2004
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: half finger frothy head on a pale golden body.

S: mild berry sweetness with light malts and wheat.

T: wheat and generic berry flavors. a little watery but refreshing.

M: light body and high carbonation.

Overall: pretty simple. I am unfamiliar with what acai berries should taste like but the berry is easy to detect in both aroma and taste.

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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

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1/5  rDev -67.3%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.1/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from 6/2011 notes. Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy light orange yellow amber. Thin dissipating head with no lacing. Pungent aroma of fruit, presumably acai with a hint of wheat. Pleasant light acai fruit flavor that fades quickly. Only a hint of wheat or hops. Dry, faintly flavored finish. It tastes like this could be quite nice with a bit more flavor. Not bad for a low ABV, fruit flavored drink, but not something I'd go to for an ale.

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3.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy, pale orange with a finger of bright white head. Sweet aroma of orange, berry, and honey with a touch of spice.

Moderate carbonation and a very light mouthfeel. Lemon and tart berry up front followed by a touch of wheat and more grainy/spicy notes on the finish.

Actually pretty tasty -- light and refreshing, though the berry becomes cloying after a while without a stronger malt backbone to balance things. A little too thin on the front end.

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3/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of Knapp85
3.1/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured out as a hazy golden color, the head on top was white an kind of soapy looking. The smell of the beer is fruity, but not overly powerful on the nose. The taste of the beer is light, kind of on the weak side, it's got some wheat flavors in there along with some of the Acai Berry flavors. The mouthfeel of the beer is light, watered down a bit and not really that impressive. Overall I wanted to try it since it was something I never had before. I can't say I'll ever buy it again but I'm happy to have tried it.

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4/5  rDev +30.7%

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.

Photo of mralphabet
3.1/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Very light copper color, little cloudy with about 2 fingers of fluffy head that dissipated pretty quickly. Very little lacing.

S: Smell is sweet and tart, mix of berries and wheat.. not hops at all...

T: First thing I'm getting is that sweet yet tart Acai berries flavor followed by wheat and yeast... aftertaste is light.

M: Beer is crisp and easy to drink.... carbonation is pretty high but not bad for the style.

O: Pretty average for a beer of this type.... The Acai berries add a tartness.... little different from Raspberries in that it is a little sweeter.... worth a try...

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2/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This looks like a pale gold BMC lager... Head vanished quickly.

The nose holds little wheat, and not a whole lot i notice as acai, but there are berries-- perhaps blackberries, blueberries and raspberries? The flavor has a weird skunky cologne quality to it. Not very sweet, but lots of berry flavor.

The body is thin and overcarbed.

Overall, this is simply not a beer I want to drink again.

Photo of magictacosinus
2.85/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a flute glass from a bottle with no freshness date.

A: Surprisingly, it looks like a less effervescent version of champagne, and is very clear and golden in color - which is strange as açaí usually contains a strong purple hue. While it apparently contains wheat, the beer does not foam that much and loses its large carbonated head as it warms.

S: The scent of açaí is clearly present, as well as cane sugar - which retains a nice, sweet smell. Unfortunately, the smell of yeast is hard to make out on the nostrils, as well as hops.

T: While the beer is refreshing on a first gulp, it is more reminiscent of champagne stylized soda (such as Brazilian guarana drinks) than actual beer. Nevertheless, it holds a watery touch on the palate with a sweet tingle that lasts only momentarily. I'm a hop fanatic, and to my disappointment cannot make out noticeable trace of hoppiness in this beer. It is far less fruitier than I expected it to be.

M: Nicely bubbly for what it is. However, there is an underwhelming sensation due to the low maltiness and hops. Any tingling sensation on the tongue can be attributed to its high carbonation. While it has a bitter aftertaste, it still is a bit too flat.

O: Hate to say this, but this brew is essentially a poor man's lambic beer. It's a breezy brew for the summer and contains novelty tasting in its strange blend. However, I would
not pick this one up again. Here's hoping there's more easily accessible açaí blends for me to purchase near me!

Acai Berry Wheat from Eel River Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.