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Raspberry Wheat Ale - Garrison Brewing Company

Raspberry Wheat AleRaspberry Wheat Ale

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.01%

Brewed by:
Garrison Brewing Company visit their website
Nova Scotia, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This golden wheat ale comes alive with it’s unique, natural raspberry flavour. A crisp, refreshing, one-of-a-kind taste that’s a perfect summer thirst quencher!

13 IBU

(Beer added by: Bunnyhop on 02-18-2003)
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Reviews by graybayou:
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

07-07-2012 21:50:36 | More by graybayou
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.4%

04-15-2014 11:21:35 | More by lgmol
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New Brunswick (Canada)

1/5  rDev -69.8%

02-27-2014 20:24:34 | More by Jeffry-Mazerolle
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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

11.5oz (?) bottle purchased from the brewery by my Mum and brought back to Australia. Shared with @LaitueGonflable.

Pours a very pale golden colour, very clear and very bright in the body. Carbonation is extremely coarse and rather effervescent. Crazy head of off-white forms very solidly despite a gentle pour. Specked in the body with bits of chunks when the sediment is aroused. Body is very light. Overall, it looks okay, but not really better than that.

Nose smells intensely of raspberries, but with a thick sugary sweetness. Slight vegetative undertone, but not really much contribution from anything else. It's intense, but a little bit one-dimensional.

Taste is very disappointing by comparison. Here, there's a huge clinging yeasty earthiness, which lambasts the more subtle raspberry character, making it feel small and meek. Bready tones come through as well. There is a touch of raspberry on the front, but stacks of that nasty woody, yeasty, nasty nastiness on the back. It's a big shame.

Feel is very light, leaving nothing to the imagination.

Overall, this isn't very good. It's weird, which at least makes it interesting, but the characters don't mesh well together. In the end, it didn't do much for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 06:38:28 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.4%

12-21-2013 06:19:53 | More by Exeter
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.4%

11-21-2013 01:53:51 | More by StomachUlcers
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.4%

04-07-2013 15:46:27 | More by djcreepshow
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-10-2013 18:36:31 | More by TimeLincoln
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-13-2012 04:26:43 | More by Idrankthat
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

09-06-2012 00:39:39 | More by CurtisD
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

08-11-2012 03:05:05 | More by Cris4545
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Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours a peachy blush colour with a 1/2 finger width of bubbly head.

Smell- Raspberries, wheat malts, strawberries, lemon/orange zest.

Taste- Natural raspberry flavour. Well balanced with the wheat taste. A little sweet but has the perfect amount of sweetness. A little bit of bitterness in the aftertaste which is a little surprising.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Maybe a tad thin.

Overall- A tasty raspberry wheat ale by Garrison. Good raspberry flavour but not overly sweet. The aftertaste could use a little tweaking but otherwise, perfect for a summer day.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 03:46:11 | More by leaddog
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3.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to my dad for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of syrupy raspberry with some wheat notes thrown in for good measure. The flavor follows suit. I get a lot of raspberry, as well as some grain and wheat notes. Thin mouthfeel and high carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 03:19:04 | More by Mora2000
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.4%

03-29-2012 17:00:46 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.4%

01-20-2012 02:16:52 | More by hopsolutely
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.4%

01-17-2012 04:03:14 | More by CoreyJKelly
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.4%

12-23-2011 22:31:15 | More by Skizem
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Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden-orange body with three fingers of white fluffy head. Retention is great and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Aroma consists of sweet raspberry and some moderate grains. Very pleasing fruity notes.

T: Great notes of sweet raspberries and some nice hops. Quite simple in flavours.

M: Light bodied and medium-high carbonation. Texture is water light and leaves a sweet berry finish.

O: Pleasing beer, but with it's lack of dimensional character I can only drink one or two in a sitting. Good nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 02:45:44 | More by Long813
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3.93/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a light clear orangish copper with an inch of white foam that faded fairly quickly to just a layer of tiny bubbles
S - The aroma is a nice raspberry smell with just a bit of malty sweetness, really nice aroma
T - Flavor is a nice light wheat grain with hints of lemon and a nice amount of raspberry, its not overdone and blends nicely with the light beer
M - light bodied, crisp carbonation
D - very easy to drink and enjoy. My parents met the brewer on a recent trip and this was their favorite.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 02:03:10 | More by mikereaser
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Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased the mixed 6 @ Trackside Liquor in Medicine Hat..

Looks great. Nice. slightly hazy golden colour, great head and lacing..

Sweet honey and floral, ripe raspberry...hmmmm nice!

Really good..lot's of stuff going on here. Clover honey with a hint of raspberry, toasted malts, decent dose of hop bitterness, Finishes with a mix of raspberry tartness and hop bitterness. Makes me want to have another sip.

Feel is medium-light and the carbonation works well for my palate.

Very good, refreshing fruit beer. I liked it muchly

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 01:51:12 | More by Shadman
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Manitoba (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle received from BBrianBoogie, thanks! Poured into a wheat beer glass at around 6C from an undated 341mL bottle

A: An orangeish gold body with nice white head that descends quickly and leaves to lacing. The beer is almost crystal clear... Disappointing.
S: Raspberries dominate with a light sweet malt presence beneath it.
T/M: Clearly a wheat beer with malt flavours and a nice viscous body. The dominant flavour is raspberry, though not so much and so obtrusive as to taste solely of raspberries, but it is the #1 flavour here, as advertised. Enjoyable with slightly lower carbonation than I expected.
O: A well balanced fruit beer. Just enough beer to keep me happy, just enough fruit to make my wife happy.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 22:20:48 | More by kjyost
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance. Pours a lightly hazy, gold-amber with a finger of bubbly white head.

Smell. Light grains and raspberries. Imagine that!!!

Taste. Sour raspberries, bubblegum and some light grain. A little hop bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel. Medium-light body with medium-strong carbonation.

Overall. Very drinkable, but not as pleasant as other fruity wheat beers I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 02:46:34 | More by Rutager
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Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

341ml bottle poured into a 14.5oz pilsner glass.

A - About a full finger of head, that dies down into a nice lace around the top, with an off-white color. The beer itself is semi-transnparent orange hue with a lot of floaties (Maybe I stored it too cold?) that just hang in it

S - Much more subdued smell than expected. Rasberry sourness is there with wheat and light malt. Slight hoppy-ness as well.

T - Distinctly rasberry, very sweet with a touch of sour. The wheat taste isn't quite as obvious, but is still present. Very little hops, but light malt and citrus flavor make it fairly complex. Don't know if I really love it. Starts to warm up with a bit of a soapy taste, not crazy about that.

M - Shockingly thick and dry. Carbonation is about average. Just surprisingly heavy for a wheat beer.

D - Starts out pretty strong, but the flavor simply doesn't hold up. Not terrible, but I probably wouldn't buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 03:44:33 | More by Converge
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Alberta (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - slightly hazy golden copper, short white head dissipated to a thin covering, not much lacing to speak of
S - raspberry and bubble gum with a grainy note
T - the dominant flavour is more sweet grape and bubble gum than raspberry, phenolic with some bready malt and grassy hops
M - medium carbonation, light and thin, leaving a fuzzy medicinal feel
D - the flavour is fruity and sweet but not exactly what I was hoping for, the phenolic aspect tends to make the flavour come across as more artificial, but still tasty and easy drinking

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 02:20:05 | More by joemcgrath27
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Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden colour with an amber hue, thin layer of head with no retention and no real lacing.

S - Raspberries dominate with a bit of a wheat and grassy hops coming through.

T - Nice bold raspberry flavour off the top, the wheat backing it up alongside a bitter grassy hop that comes through on the finish. Uniquely balanced and quite tasty.

M - Medium bodied that goes down with a slight prickle and finishes a tad too dry for my liking.

O - Overall, contrary to many of the reviews, I quite enjoyed the hop flavours that came through and found the bitterness was nicely balanced with the sweeter flavours.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 16:30:59 | More by andrenaline
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Raspberry Wheat Ale from Garrison Brewing Company
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