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Railyard Raspberry Wheat - Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company

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Railyard Raspberry Wheat
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 20%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BierFan on 03-29-2009

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2/5  rDev -37.5%

Last bottled opened was a gusher.

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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -29.7%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Tylergross1
2.74/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I typically really enjoy beers with a little bit of fruit character added to it, but for whatever reason I was not a fan of this Raspberry flavoring. I'm not sure what it was but the fruit flavor just didnt blend the way that I had hoped for. After drinking one of them I proceeded to try another.

Photo of Brenden
3.39/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A little bit of a pink hue seems to show on the pour, but it ends up a thick, opaque orange-brown-red. There are some spritzy bubbles that are on the sides of the glass in the beer until even they break up and dissipate, but very little head to speak of. Some very sparse bubbling as well as tiny spotting in small amounts are it.
The aroma is all raspberry; nothing wrong with that except that not much of a foundation seems to have been laid. It works out okay, though, as fresh raspberry juice, mostly sweet with a little tartness, begins to fill the nostrils. Interestingly, it seems to wax and wane, as it were.
There's more sourness on the tongue, but it doesn't detract. It cuts the sweetness and makes for a very real and very fresh flavor. Again, a stronger foundation would be nice, but some wheat comes in underneath with time.
Carbonation is moderate and the crispness keeps up. It brings in some smoothness, too, to a degree. It ends ever so slightly grainy with a lingering sour tartness. The overall body seems to toe the line between light and medium.

Photo of Copernicandream
3.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a 12 oz snifter. Bottle bought as a single, no obvious date anywhere (I'm pretty sure I'm drinking older shelf stock), and then twist-off?

A: Whoa. This makes up for that bottle for sure. It pours a soft red/brown with some purple hues, imagine a slightly purple flanders red. No head to speak of, and almost non-existent lacing.

S: Wheat and raspberry are the most obvious, there is something a little off - sour fruit, wet metal.

T: Ok. The wheat is the most obvious flavor with a soft raspberry middle and lasting dry tart aftertaste. It's very simple, wheat and light raspberry, a little tannin as it warmed.

M: Thin. Undercarbonated - perhaps owing to the twistoff/age? Appropriate for the style but not exactly ideal.

O: An average raspberry wheat. I don't find it as artificially sweet or syrupy as other raspberry beers or some of the more commercial framboise. I have seen at least one other review reflecting thoughts about it tasting "old" I think this may in fact just be a characteristic of the brew.

Photo of brutusmuktuk
1.63/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

Golden color brew with a white head. Not a very good aroma...makes me think of a smell you would find in a hospital. The mild raspberry flavor somehow makes the beer taste awful. Leaves a horrible aftertaste. I generally like fruit beers, but this one puts the style to shame.

Photo of GRPunk
3.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A- 1-finger, off-white head. Even with a yeast pour, the body cleans up after the haze lifts. Copper with medium-heavy carbonation. Mead drops to a bubbling la e and leaves good rings on the glass.

S- Lots of raspberry. Seems pretty natural, a mix of sweet and tart. A little one-dimensional, but pleasant all the same.

T- A ton of raspberry at first (and throughout). Mostly tart. Not so sure after my first sip. It's just too tart, like the raspberry included too much of the leafy stem or something. Lacks balance for my taste. Mothers may enjoy if you really like tart raspberries.

M- medium-full body. Moderate carbonation. Dry, puckering tartness.

O- While fruit beers may not jump off the shelf at me, I've actually been craving a lighter, fruit beer after sharing a framboise with my wife recently. Not a bad beer, but not my favorite. It's quite tart. Maybe it needs more wheat, less raspberry? Something to sweeten it up? Something's missing.

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4/5  rDev +25%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

050 13 526 ... I want to assume that means this was bottled the 50th day of 2013. Poured about three months later into a shaker pint on May 17th.

Appearance: The label is much like Mt. Pleasant's other brews -- a train, with a colored background. This one is purple/pink, making it somewhat eye catching. The beer pours with a two finger head that doesn't last two long. The color is a super hazy purple and brownish hue. Not much lacing.

Smell: Heavy raspberry with a dribble of beer ... definitely heavy on the raspberry, and not much else. The wheat and some malt is also traceable.

Taste: Well, I expect anybody that dislikes fruit beers to hate this one, as it's definitely raspberry forward. It's super easy drinking and has a significant raspberry profile, but I don't find that it's too much. I was a bit iffy on the first sip, but I got into it. There's a tart character on the taste buds as well, which makes this super thirst quenching on a hot day. The after taste has a bit of wheat flavor to let you know that this is a beer. The feel is like a mildly carbonated pop, and is easy to slam if you're super thirsty.

Look, it is what it is ... it's a fruit beer, and it doesn't try to be anything else. A LOT of raspberry, minimal bitterness, a solid sweetness and tartness... this beer would be absolutely fantastic for somebody that isn't a fan of beer and/or craft beer. This isn't a great beer, but it's solid enough for the style. By the end of a bottle it becomes a bit much with the amount of sourness and sweetness, but that's just enough for me... I couldn't have much more. Another good beer from Mt. Pleasant.

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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Photo of Bitter_Echo
3.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a darkish red ale, with loads of yeasty unfiltered goodness. Nose has wheaty, grassy notes, some barnyard, leather and funk too. Hardly strong raspberry notes here. Too bad. I'm not sure where the fruit is! Fizzy carbonation, but not as fine as a lambic. Like jolly pumpkin la roja ale. Light. Not great, but a solid offering.

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Railyard Raspberry Wheat from Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.