Raspberry Wheat - Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.

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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 21.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Tone on 06-10-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with the German pilsner malts and hops; the beer is aged on a raspberry puree from Oregon. There are no artificial flavors or extracts. It is a great beer for drinking on hot summer days; very refreshing, crisp with a bright fruity palate and aroma.

18 IBU
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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 8
Reviews by bnes09:
Photo of bnes09
3.39/5  rDev +9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Transparent yellow orange brew. Weak soda like head with no retention or lacing.

Smells of fresh raspberries and smooth grains.

Wheat flavor forms the foundation. Raspberries steal the show from then on with sweet and tart notes. Hops are present but just barely with a ginger character. Descent balance.

Light to medium bodied. A tad overcarbonated. Crisp finish.

Not a favorite of mine. Even considering the style, its still average. Too much focus on raspberries and not enough on the wheat.

More User Reviews:
Photo of russpowell
3.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another one of my pick 6 from Goebel's in Wichita. Review based on notes...

Pours a hazed apricot with a finger of pearl colored head. Minimal head retention & lacing

S: Faint raspberry & grassyness

T: Follows the nose, breadyness as well up front. Tartness & grassyness once warm, along some nice berry twang & a kiss of lemony hops. Finishes fruitty, dry & crisp

MF: Light bodied, slightlty grainy & with firm carbonation

Pretty drinkable for the style, one of the better brews I've had from this brewery

Photo of Tone
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of raspberries, wheat, sweet malt, and slight yeast cleanliness. Fits the style of an American Pale Wheat Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and tangy with a high carbonation level. Tastes of raspberries upfront, wheat comes through next, some yeast cleanliness, and hints of sweet malt in the finish. The tartness and high carbonation lower the drinkability. The raspberries are present a little too strongly in my opinion, but overall a decent brew.

Photo of DaBrewsNIU
1.66/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

S: Mild Raspberry smell, mostly syrup & adjunct. Not a whole lot actually
T: Hm...NOTHING! There is a faint, if any, raspberry flavor, which fades to a lager-ish, to mildly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Carbonation, water, chemicals....nothing much else. An absolute disappointment at $11 a 6 pack...
Final thoughts: STEER CLEAR!!! Not worth the money or stomach ache which follows the first sip. I support midwest micro-breweries since I am a constituent of the midwest, however, this is complete horse flatulence in bottled- liquid form....

Photo of zeff80
3.43/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, orange color with light red highlights. It has a small, short-lived head that left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of raspberry and some wheat. Nothing great.

T - It tasted of sweet raspberry flavor. Not sour. Some mild cracked wheat flavor. Overall, it was sweet, but not too sweet.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is an okay raspberry wheat beer. Not too sweet or too strong with the raspberry flavor.

Photo of Beerbythepool
2.73/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle to SA Wheat glass.

Nice big 3 finger white fizzy head. I can hear the head as I finish pouring. Light lacing.

Color is honey/straw and cloudy with very small particles/flakes of maybe raspberries suspended throughout.

Smells of raspberry, but not that strong. Too much carbonation at first which overpowers the taste with bubbles on the tongue.

The bottle states-"American Wheat beer aged on generous amounts of Oregon raspberries to give it a mild but sweet taste."

Definitely mild...a little watered down for me. Obviously a good beer for a hot summer day, but not a lot to talk about. So light that it could go down really fast. I have to slow myself down and concentrate to get the flavor.

Not a bad attempt, but needs work.

Reviewed on 9/7/09. Finally logging in my written reviews from the past month.

Photo of Vancer
3.83/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This raspberry pours a semihazy golden, with a touch of amber around the edges. Firm and frothy white head bubbles up an inch in the freebie Sammy glass. Bits of Brussels lace ring the glass on the way down.

Subtle hints of raspberry in the aroma and the quaff - not at all overpowering or cloying. Good wheat backbone in this light bodied brew. Easy drinking, a good summer session brew, except the 5.5% could catch up after awhile.

Photo of OzarkElmo
4.2/5  rDev +35%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

From bottle to pint glass. Hazy golden color with moderate white head. Nice aroma with hint of a "real" raspberry flavor, not from a medicine bottle. Very tasty beer - preferred over their regular wheat which was surprising to me. Wheat in the taste along with citrus and raspbery - and a slightly dry finish. I agree wholeheartedly with another rater and say it both smells great and tastes the same - nice offering and would purchase again - Cheers!

Raspberry Wheat from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
76 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.