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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 kylehay2004
3/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

kylehay2004, May 11, 2012
Photo of closisinthehouse
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

closisinthehouse, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
3/5  rDev -1.6%

MarkyMOD, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of KevdoggNasty
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

KevdoggNasty, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of Dave_of_Earth
1/5  rDev -67.2%

Dave_of_Earth, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.1/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

LiquidAmber, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of grittybrews
3.33/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

grittybrews, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of vr6corrado
3/5  rDev -1.6%

vr6corrado, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of shelby415
3/5  rDev -1.6%

shelby415, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Nage37
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Nage37, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Tyrawlings
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Tyrawlings, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of CoryR
3/5  rDev -1.6%

CoryR, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of Stoffel
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Stoffel, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of MsRif
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

MsRif, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of LocalBar913
4/5  rDev +31.1%

LocalBar913, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
3.1/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Knapp85, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of KidRagnarok
4/5  rDev +31.1%

KidRagnarok, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev +31.1%
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 mralphabet
3.1/5  rDev +1.6%
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...

mralphabet, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of AleWatcher
2/5  rDev -34.4%
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.

AleWatcher, Jul 09, 2011
Photo of magictacosinus
2.85/5  rDev -6.6%
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!

magictacosinus, Jul 05, 2011
Photo of JayTheFinn
3.65/5  rDev +19.7%
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 Nerudamann
3.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - clear, somewhat dark golden in color, with little to no foam.

Smell - I'm not very familiar with the acai berry, but this has a pungent (not necessarily bad) smell somewhat close to the sorghum beers.

Taste and Mouthfeel - the taste is mostly just like the smell, only it definitely now has more of a "berry" like quality. A little crisp toward the back of the palate. Texture is a little toward the watery side, but not too bad.

Overall - not a bad brew, and not bad tasting in my opinion, but also not terribly interesting.

Nerudamann, Jun 16, 2011
Photo of shand
3.15/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz stubby into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

This brew pours a a fairly dark color for a wheat, this one's closer to an orange than anything else. Head is small and doesn't retain or lace, this one winds up looking more like juice than beer after a couple of minutes. The aroma is full of sweet Acai berries and a bit of fairly unappealing wheat. The taste is very fruity without getting too sweet, there's a decent level of tartness in here. The wheat just hangs out in the back. Mouthfeel is crisp, and drinkability is alright. A pretty good fruit beer.

shand, Jun 16, 2011
Photo of zeledonia
2.53/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Picked this up on super-discount, as the brewery is apparently pulling out of Minnesota.

Pours a very clear golden-orange. About one finger of off-white head, sponge-like with mostly big bubbles. Head fades fast, leaving no lacing whatsoever. One nice stream of bubbles rising up from the bottom of the glass.

Smell is dominated by sweet, pungent fruit, which I have to assume is acai. It's a pleasant, full fruit aroma, kinda like berries, but without the sweet finish. There's a hint of a beer behind that, but not much.

Taste starts out fruity but not sweet. It's an odd fruitiness, very thin and slightly tangy. Then a bit of bitterness drifts in and is quickly gone (not really hop-like, kinda tastes like a pill tablet). I get only a tiny hint of wheat. Finish is surprisingly dry and crisp.

Light-bodied with fizzy, tingly, hyperactive carbonation. Finish is watery.

This is an odd beer, more like carbonated fruit juice. And the fruit isn't really the kind I'd choose to give the reins of a beer to. It's okay, but there's not a whole lot to recommend it.

zeledonia, Jun 15, 2011
Acai Berry Wheat from Eel River Brewing Co.
71 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.