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Twisted Pine Raspberry Wheat Ale - Twisted Pine Brewing Company

Twisted Pine Raspberry Wheat AleTwisted Pine Raspberry Wheat Ale

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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 17.36%


Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mentor on 08-28-2006)
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.26/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a hazy golden color with a white fizzy head that recedes rapidly leaving a fine film. Light watery lacing remains on the glass. The aroma is sweet cereal grains and tart raspberry. The beer tastes very watery but a good amount of raspberry flavor comes through. The mouthfeel is watery but bright.

Overall, this beer tastes exactly like a raspberry wheat beer would, but it's so one-dimensional that it is somewhat boring.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 17:00:12 | More by JuicesFlowing
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I purchased this in a the mixed case at Westy's in Camp Hill, poured chilled in a pint.

The color is hazed golden with some suspended floating matter, very thick white sudsy cap which is appropriate of the style. The bead is fine and lace clings in a sheet. The smell is both sweet and floral with a mild berry aroma with slight toasted wheat apparent in the nose. The feel is good with moderately high carbonation and light bitterness with a mild fruity tang not overly sweet or sticky like you would expect of a fruit extract wheat and if finishes dry with a slight creamy texture mid palate.

The flavor is not bad, I am not saying it screams 'Raspberry' or anything but it has a genuine flavor of tart red berries mixed with an american style wheat quality which is mostly clean yeast with a toasted taste but almost creamy with wheat cereal qualities, it is pretty much what you see is what you get, ordinary and inoffensive - not bad but pretty forgettable unless you love wheat raspberry combination in beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 18:00:45 | More by Slatetank
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.19/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Bright orange with rapid bursts of macro-bubbles. Good clarity, spongey textured surface, light beige head is quick to dissipate. Rather ordinary visual.

S: Soft raspberry tartness, ever so slight, very reserved in character.

T: Flavor is crisp malt sweetness at the start with a soft wheat palate ending with a soft raspberry tartness

M: Sharp crispness here, slightly sticky malt presence, with an easy smooth and slickness off the tongue with a passing raspberry tartness:

O: Overall fairly clean and crisp, one does not expect much per style here, this is a cleanly brewed example, much props to that, but the flavor, visual and excitement factor falls short here of worthy status. Balance was nice, do not expect much here, expect a lightly flavored tart fruit beer that is mildly entertaining that wont tempt high expectations for seconds, but is certainly drinkable enough for that hot spell when keeping things light and crisp.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 00:31:22 | More by beerthulhu
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scratch69

Missouri

2.48/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Slightly hazy, pale yellow color with a 1/4 inch of head. Light amount of lacing.

Smell- Bread crust with a light fruity aroma.

Taste- Artificial raspberry flavor with a hint of malt.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied and watery. Low amount of carbonation.

Overall- Not very good. This is one of the poorest examples of a raspberry wheat that I've had.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 20:11:51 | More by scratch69
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LXIXME

New Mexico

2.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice big white to slightly off white head settles into a thinning lacing above a clearish straw golden colored beer with quite a few small particles floating around within.

Sour grains, light hops and a light raspberry aroma.

Sour grains with a big artificial raspberry taste, the raspberry taste isn't as big as the sense that it's a faked taste on this beer.

A dryish aftertaste with some of the sour grains hanging around on this light bodied wheat.

There are a lot better fruit beers out there, the only real positive thing is that at least it isn't overkill on the fruit taste. Overkill on the fruit taste is about the worst thing you can do to a beer, in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 21:19:57 | More by LXIXME
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JamesHenjum

Florida

2.03/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: This beer looks pretty nice. It is cloudy gold with lots of bubbles and a nice creamy head that stays.

S: The smell is also great. You can really get a decent raspberry smell from the nose.

T: The taste is where this beer fails. It is similar to cough medicine. Very artificial tasting. The berry flavor is just plain fake and bad.

M: Too much carbonation made this seem like a crappy berry soda from the dollar store.

O: It was not terrible, but the taste is not something you want more of.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 05:36:56 | More by JamesHenjum
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kojevergas

Texas

2.03/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a scotch ale glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Acquired in Littleton, Colorado as part of a Twisted Pine variety box. Expectations are average given the brewery. Reviewed live.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger beige colour head of okay thickness, no real cream, and merely average retention. Colour is a nontransparent translucent yellow. Quite bubbly. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Pretty meh.

Sm: Artificial raspberry extract syrup, bright fruit, sugar, and clean malts. Very juicy sweet and artificial. Really makes me averse to trying it. A fairly strong aroma.

T: Sweet orange-lime fruit - or thereabouts. It's too sweet and artificial to discern the distinct fruit. No wheat comes through - and no raspberry (at least not REAL raspberry), for that matter. Heavy on the sugar. I can almost feel my teeth dissolving. Wretchedly built. Far too simple. Imbalanced; it's just a big fat sugar bomb.

Mf: Too smooth, too wet, too thin, too sugary, and not carbonated enough. Syrupy.

Dr: This is one ye'd all do well to skip. I wouldn't get this again. Reminds me of Great Divide's train wreck of a fruit beer. Difficult to drink due to its sugary sweetness.

D

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 02:01:05 | More by kojevergas
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blakelive784

Colorado

2.3/5  rDev -26%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 fl oz bottle served in a weizen glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a hazy straw golden with a thin, slightly off-white head. The head lacks any cream and has poor retention. Lackluster.

S - Clean barley, tart fruit (a bit artificial smelling), yeast, sweet candy, and some floral notes. Modest.

T - Clean barley and a sweet malt tone. Yeasty esters bleed into the finish where the "raspberry" notes finally come through, though they're too subdued to make an impression. Decent, but nothing special.

M - Way too smooth and wet. Could stand to be lighter, carbonated more, and drier on the finish.

D - Below average in both the wheat and fruit beer categories. Nothing to have again here.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 20:22:08 | More by blakelive784
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Tone

Missouri

3.28/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of slight raspberry, slight sweet malt, hint of pale malt, and slight hops. Fits the style of a Fruit / Vegetable beer. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of raspberry (but not real raspberry flavor), slight pale malt, slight sweet malt, and a hint of hop. Overall, average at best, the raspberry is slightly metallic in nature, and dominates all other aspects of the body.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 12:38:37 | More by Tone
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twitchr

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I felt compelled to write a quick review after seeing so many low ratings. I came across this beer when making a pick 6.

I find it has a very light and refreshing taste. I don't find it that sweet compared to other fruit beers. I prefer it over Abita's Purple Haze.

I can't really comment too much on the appearance of the beer as I never poured it out of the bottle but I think others have addressed that sufficiently.

When I want a break from the malty, darker beers that I usually enjoy, this is one I go for.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 21:44:34 | More by twitchr
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StLThrash

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from stubby bottle into pint glass.

A - Hazy, yellowish hues. Slight head that dissipates quickly. No lace. Standard wheat beer.

S - Lots of raspberries up front and some wheat. No real hop character.

T & M - Not as sweet as what some of the other reviewers have said. I found this very smooth with a nice balance of wheat and fruit. The raspberry did not overpower the beer and added just enough to be refreshing and offer a nice fruity taste. Nicely carbonated and light-bodied.

Overall - I like this style. One of my favorite styles of beer when I first started my craft beer adventures and I still remember my first Twisted Pine from the Old Chicago tap in Grand Junction, CO. If you like fruit or raspberry wheat beers, this one will not disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 21:33:18 | More by StLThrash
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shand

Florida

4/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

This one pours a hazy golden color with a tiny head that recendes quickly. Plenty of floaties in this brew. Aroma smells very strongly of raspberries. I wasn't expecting anything else from a brew simply labeled "Raspberry Wheat". The taste is also quite good. It's not nearly as strong on the raspberry as the nose suggests, the wheat is actually what comes through first. Then the raspberries start to come in, with them only coming in strongly on the finish.

The mouthfeel is good, it's crispy and well-carbonated. The drinkability is also quite good. Not sure how a serving larger than 12oz would go through, but it doesn't quite get grating through the first serving. To the poor reviews - I almost question what they were expecting from a "raspberry wheat"? Now, I know first-hand Twisted Pine has some quality control issues that could contribute to a bad review, but I had a good bottle that met my expectations from the label. A solid fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 20:54:08 | More by shand
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Portertime

Florida

2.3/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Our newest beer line I a wary about fruit beers that aren't lambics but I decided to go for it. When I pour a fruit beer I half expect a purplish hue but this was a bright honey color with a white foamy head. Smell was raspberry forward with a little cereal grain. The taste was fake and unyeilding. It tasted exactly like Emergency-C with a little fizz. It was all sweet raspberries like a Smirnoff ice and no pleasant wheat flavors. If you like a sweet raspberry bomb then this is the beer for you but it was too artificial for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 01:00:10 | More by Portertime
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zeff80

Missouri

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

A - Poured out a clear, golden hue with a small, white head of foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of raspberry and caramel. That's about it.

T - It tasted of raspberry some wheat flavor and some caramel.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale.

D - This is a raspberry beer. If you like raspberry maybe you'll love this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2011 02:12:14 | More by zeff80
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.13/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, into a standard pint.

A: Dark, a little cloudy, golden hue. Heavy carbonation. Pours about a 2 finger, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly, leaving a little bubbly blanket on the surface. Carbonation continues to rise throughout. No real lacing, but the head maintains.

S: Strong raspberry nose pretty much overwhelms. Just a little yeast and grain.

T: Pale wheat base with a little yeast, and just the slightest hint of that raspberry. Much less than the nose let on.

M: Light body with a refreshing quality. The wheaty palette comes and goes pretty quickly. Not much of an aftertaste to speak of.

D: This one doesn't put up much resistance and nothing really off-putting here.

Atmosphere is pretty solid. Dark golden tone with some nice carbonation, and a big bubbly head. Nose is a little too raspberry-ish maybe, but maybe not. It's not off-putting or anything, just overwhelming. Flavor is not much to speak of. Again, nothing terribly off, just not much there. Overall, this is a decent quaff.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 01:20:29 | More by bmwats
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emsroth

New York

2.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle

App: true gold with slight haze. Huge airy, frothy head.

Smell: sweet raspberry that is enticing but also a bit too much like candy. Bready malt underneath with a touch of sweet alcohol.

Taste: sweet raspberry upfront followed by crisp carbonation found in wheat beers. Ends dry with a yeasty wheat flavor that is off-putting. Some of that cheap, homebrew taste is present

Light body with Sharp carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 15:13:34 | More by emsroth
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wca005

Texas

2.13/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I'm not big on fruit beers but I figured I would give it a try and see were it went from there.

A- It had a nice golden color slightly cloudy with two fingers of a nice head.

S- Faint notes of raspberry, honey and hopps

T- Too much raspberry flavor almost tasted like cool-aid with carbonation. Not enough BEER flavor to it.

M- little carbonation and fairly light on the palate.

D- I wouldn't buy this beer again or recommend it to anyone

-07/09/10

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2010 01:05:37 | More by wca005
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mytireisfat

Colorado

2.53/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

P: Short 12oz brown bottle. No best by date.

A: One finger head that retains well. Golden color, no lacing.

S: Raspberry! Jumps at you with all it has. and i cant get anything else on it. just to much.

T: Raspberry! Same thing. Maybe some hops. sweet.

M: Light body, low carbonation.

D: Way to much raspberry. I wouldnt buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 19:18:03 | More by mytireisfat
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SPThirtyThree

Colorado

2.42/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 1 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

A: Pours into a goblet, the exact color of apple juice. The beer itself is crystal clear, but there are chunks of a bizarre fleshy bits in the beer. I suppose that means this bottle is either the first or last of the tank, since a quick scan of other reviews indicates that this isn't the norm. I've also seen this in Dogfish Head's Red and White. Kinda makes me question the brewery's QC, but moving on... White head that quickly vanishes.

S: Sweet, apricot, with honey and clove from the malts, and a pinelike spice. Apple. Surprisingly, raspberry is low on the list of fruit scents in this beer.

T: Reminiscent of champagne - crisp and tart. More piney and bitter than I would have expected. Some sourness from the raspberries, but they come through with an acidic tartness more than a fruitiness.

M: Light, with a biting carbonation.

D: Low. What the hell is this beer? It doesn't look or taste like a wheat, but more like a raspberry champagne. Not good.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2010 19:29:35 | More by SPThirtyThree
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htomsirveaux

Texas

3.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle tried 24 Apr 2010.

Served in a Lakefront shaker pint. Large fizzy white head, sounds like pop rocks. Well carbonated. Slightly cloudy bright golden color. Smells like tart raspberries and mineral water. Maybe some lemon and pastry in the aroma. Some raspberry, tart and wheaty. SOda pop kind of feel. Fizzy. Finishes with a club soda bitter dryness. Aftertaste is a lingering touch of berries.

Effervesecent is the word.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2010 03:26:13 | More by htomsirveaux
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.55/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle without a freshness date. Pours a sufficiently hazy, light golden hue with a thick froth of creamy white foam. Pretty nice retention and leaves zero lace on the glass.

The nose has some nice raspberry notes with some sweet graininess. Not a whole lot of wheat tang here and smells just a little bit like a homebrew.

Taste has a decent balance of tart fruit notes and sweet malt with a pretty nice zip from the wheat. It is a well balanced fruit beer that hits some raspberry notes up front and finishes crisp and dry. The main problem with the beer is that it's over-carbonated. The bubbles even foam in the mouth upon drinking. A few swirls of the glass fixes that for the most part though. Pretty decent fruit wheat beer here, an easy drinking summertime thirst-quencher.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2010 23:26:11 | More by twiggamortis420
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Spineypanda

Texas

3.45/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Has a golden unfiltered color/consistency.
Head that dissipated quickly but stays thin.
Smells of raspberries and the peppery smell of wheat beers.
Tastes like raspberries and wheat beer flavor. Not a whole lot too it, but it is not that bad of a beer.

I would buy it again if I was in the mood for a sweet sort of beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2009 04:44:57 | More by Spineypanda
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Birmingham

Kansas

3.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: A prominent malty aroma with a fresh fruit character.

Appearance: It a pours hazy straw yellow color with a low white head.

Flavor: It's a crisp clean beer with minimum graininess that provides a fine canvass for the raspberries to shine.


Mouth feel: It has a light body with medium carbonation

Overall Impression: This is a refreshing beer; it very well suited to the warmer seasons. This would make a good lawn mower beer in the summer. I do believe the beer is true to the style. It's just a beer (and a style) I don't enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2009 00:00:56 | More by Birmingham
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Kemmerlin

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a light amber color that actually looked more filtered than what you would normally expect from a wheat beer. The head was decent and definitely creamy that lasted a really long time with good amount of lacing on the glass.

S: Smelled like raspberries that were past their prime. I chalked this up to the yeast that was used and it actually isn't as bad as it sounds. There was also some really light wheat undertones.

T: The taste was mostly like a really weak wheat beer with a light raspberry aftertaste. The yeast could have been more pronounced and definitely try not to hide the raspberry flavors if that is what you are going for.

M/D: The feel was light and watered down, lacked any type of sour of bitter feel and didn't really have a bite either. The drinkability is easy but doesn't leave you craving more.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2008 00:22:58 | More by Kemmerlin
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scaaven

Colorado

2.7/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a pale yellow from 12oz bottle. Very little head with thin lacing. Strong raspberry aroma -- semi natural, but something a bit too powerful about it. Taste was similar, i think maybe they tipped a bit too much of the raspberry concoction into the brew.

It seemed a little bit too carbonated, but similar with other wheat beers. I wasn't expecting the raspberry to overpower the other tastes so much, but it did. You can sense the wheat beer underneath, and I think it might be ok if they brought out more of that taste.

It has a chemically aftertaste. I'll drink the rest of the 6-pack, but I probably won't buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2008 04:36:15 | More by scaaven
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Twisted Pine Raspberry Wheat Ale from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
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