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3R Raspberry Ale - New Planet Beer Company

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65
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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 30.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Planet Beer Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LittleDon on 08-21-2010)
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Photo of Brenden
2.9/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I suppose Ii should have expected this color, a clear pale pink that with the bubbly activity looks like a white zinfandel spritzer. The small pure white head looks loose, but a strong foam settles in and leaves better lacing than expected.
An interesting aroma offers mostly fruit, sugar and corn. It's difficult to coax much more out of it. A bit of diacetyl is noticed and hops are exceptionally light. What seems to be the interplay of yeast with the sorghum and corny sweetness makes for a somewhat strange smell underneath.
The taste is similar but, thankfully, the raspberry has more of a place overall. The corn puts me off, but at least what little hops presence there is helps to even it out. There's a tinge of alcohol as it warms.
The feel is light and spritzy but not completely devoid of just a little smooth heft; it seems the sorghum does offer somrthing to the body. It is crisp and refreshing.

Photo of kchannel9
1.5/5  rDev -43.6%

Photo of tdm168
2.78/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light pink color with absolutely no head. It's very bubbly. Looks like cherry 7-Up. The smell is musty with faint raspberries. The taste is light with raspberries taking the forefront. There's also a slight bitterness in the finish. There's some diacetylic notes as well which are unpleasing. It's very light with a lot of carbonation.

My wife has a gluten allergy so I'm always buying new gluten beers for her to try. This is the latest. It's alright, but light and it's not fulfilling. The butterscotchy, diacetylic notes are what throw this one off.

Photo of Sean9689
1.88/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

As always, bad beer of the night honors go to Masterski.

A - Pours a reddish/pink color, some bubbles, that's about it.

S - Fruity candy, fake sugars, cough syrup, kool-aid.

T - Worse then he nose. Big medicinal cough syrup, fake fruity candy, harsh off-putting finish.

M - Light body, low carbonation, harsh finish.

O - This one is a drain pour, to say the least. I wouldn't give this beer to my worst enemy, because I think they'd suffer too much before they die of horrible beer OD. Do not drink.

Photo of spycow
2/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of MasterSki
2.38/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to womencantsail for this gem. Served in a Hill Farmstead glass.

A - Quick-dissolving white foam settles to a thin ring of bubbles. Transparent pink body. No lace and poor head retention, but a nice color for the style I guess.

S - Smells like a mix of Fruit Roll-Up wrappers, raspberry lemonade, cough medicine, buttery notes, corn syrup.

T - Taste is pretty similar - raspberry-flavored cough medicine, plastic, some strange salts and seltzer flavors.

M - Zesty carbonation, medium body that has surprising heft for the listed 5%. Dry finish. Actually not overly offensive here.

D - It's pretty bad, and makes me feel even more sad for those who suffer from gluten intolerance, but it's no Indian Wells. Still, it's not entirely unpalatable if you're desperate.

Photo of PaulStoneAnchor
4.03/5  rDev +51.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am one who usually doesnt buy Gluten Free beers, but since my fiance has Celiac's Disease I end up buying a lot of Gluten free beers and Ciders. As one who has tried a good number of Gluten free beers, this one has to be the best I have tried so far; even when compared to the Deschutes Gluten Free Northwestern Ale. This beer pours with no head whatsoever, and has no lacing. But the aroma that comes off this is great! The smell of tart Raspberries and sugary malts come through on the nose. This beer really reminds of a good Raspberry Pale Ale that's not Gluten Free or Sorghum based. This also has a great taste of Raspberries and some slight bready maltiness. The mouthfeel has a medium thickness and medium carbonation. Overall, if I wouldn't of known this was a Gluten Free beer, I would of thought this wasnt Gluten Free. This is was definitely a very tasty beer, even for being Gluten Free. I definitely could drink this all night.

Photo of Tone
2.6/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and poor lacing. Smells of strong raspberry, grain, and slight corn. Fits the style of a Fruit / Vegetable Beer. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong raspberry, strong grain, and hint of tartness. Overall, this is exactly what I'd expected from a sorghum - raspberry beer.

Photo of yankeej13
2.78/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours out a real light almost rose color. No head of foam nor no carbonation what so ever.

S- Has a very bitter sour raspberry smell that has been watered down a bit. Smells almost like its expired with the smell it produces.

T- Right up front you get a very bitter raspberry and a flavor that disappears in the mid palette and leaves your mouth with a semi sweet hint to it.

M- Ok drinkability, sour, bitter nothing else really to say.

Overall- I wasn't a big fan of this what so ever, don't like fruit in my beers to begin with but especially not a watered down one.

Photo of womencantsail
2.48/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: The pour is a pink color, almost like cherry 7-Up with a very short lived foam.

S: Definitely some butter along with cardboard and paper, smells almost like a paper mill. There is not much raspberry to it along with some mild sugar and grass, perhaps some straw and water.

T: The flavor is similarly poor. Lots of wet cardboard and paper with a mild raspberry flavor. A bit of sweetness as well as some grainy sugar and a touch of metal.

M: Watery and light with a medium carbonation.

O: It's no Indian Wells Raspberry Ale, but it's not something I'd like to drink, either.

Photo of Nerudamann
3.45/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - somewhat caramelish color with a slight red tint, clear, with about half a finger of foam that dissipates very quickly.

Smell - fruity smell, almost like a lambic or frambois. Past that, it seems to have a bit of a malty tinge to it.

Taste - typical of a sorghum beer, but I think that the raspberry addition actually helps the taste, as I usually don't like sorghum beers. A bit of a musky hint to it, sweet all around, but not too sweet. Texture is more toward the watery side.

Overall - of the two of their beers that I've tried so far, I like this one the best. The raspberry taste really helps to balance out the taste of the sorghum, which I personally don't usually like.

Photo of LXIXME
2.05/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Small white head with a hint of pink in it, quickly dies without leaving a single trace of lacing above a clear copper golden colored beer.

Aroma is light corn syrup, light cherries extract, with just a light hint of raspberry juice hiding in the back.

Wheat raspberry extract taste, it as more of a sweet corn syrup, some cherry juice, and maybe a little sweet malt as it warms.

To carbonated for me and not enough raspberry but that might be a saving grave as it smelled and tasted like raspberry extract added in after the beer was done.

A slightly dry aftertaste with just a slight sweetness to it.

I'll have to pass on drinking any more of these.

Photo of NStLincoln
2.73/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A dead ringer for Cherry 7-Up.

Smells of cherry grenadine mixed with sweet corn.

Light and fruity. Corn forward with some light raspberry.

Not bad if it's a hot day and you have Celiac disease, if your GI situation is healthy there are better raspberry wheat options.

Photo of DaveHS
2.48/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours the color of sparkling apple cider with no head, just lots of tiny bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass.

S-Sorghum, sweet raspberry. Smells like extract. Hope this isn't as sweet as the aroma indicates.

T/M-First thing. This beer is in dire need of carbonation. Mouthfeel like a limp handshake, and that just makes a bad first impression. The flavor profile is interesting, if not a bit sloppy. Tastes like Captain Crunch (with crunchberries), blended with a cheap corn lager. If I tasted this blind with no prior information, I'd probably think it was Blue Moon mixed with Magners, or some other cheap cider. The finish is slightly metallic, a recurring theme in my experience with sorghum based beers.

O-There really aren't enough good options out there for people who need gluten free. That being said, you can do better than this. The Green's line, or the St. Peter's Sorghum are both superior to this.

Photo of mactrail
3.13/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A nice, dry pink champagne.

Quite beautiful to look at, in a globe on a white countertop. Essentially no head, and it really does look just like a pale champagne with nice bubbles on the bottom and a hint of the skins.

Doesn't actually taste bad, you just have to recallibrate your taste expectations. I like the many flavors of malt, so a beer made from corn syrup doesn't do much for me. Quite tart, which maybe has something to do with the raspberry puree. The touch of fruit flavor is quite nice. Quite flat in the mouth after the first couple of sips. A bitter tangy aftertaste which doesn't taste particularly hoppy, but could be the contribution of the orange peel as well.

Photo of Mebuzzard
2.98/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A gluten free beer...my first one.
Pours a light, dull off red/pink. Looks clean and crisp, but not rich. Small head was expected.

Very faint berry aroma, and light biscuit, but a bit more earthy.

Nothing bad about the flavors, just not great. Raspberry is light, and for a pilot beer this is expected, too. Earthy and raw tastes. Again, nothing strong. Very light.

Easy drinking. Could perhaps replace pink lemonade during the summer. Good option for those gluten intollerant.

Photo of LittleDon
2.88/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bomber poured into a tulip shaped glass.

Light pink in color and clear. Like a watermelon Jolly Rancher. Small filmy head that slowly dissipates. Little carbonation. Unmalted grain aroma with some berry notes. Crisp up front with very light fruit and some grain. This continues through the middle and everything suddenly disappears in the end. The only thing I get at the finish is a bit of mineral qualities. Dull cough syrup aftertaste. Barely present, but still there. Some bitterness appears on the back as the beer warms.

An odd beer. All was well, albeit a bit boring, until the end. I was expecting more flavor, be it raspberry or malt, but everything faded rapidly after a reasonable start. From the website, it's brewed with corn and sorgham, which may explain the flavor profile.

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3R Raspberry Ale from New Planet Beer Company
65 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.