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Twisted Pine Raspberry Wheat Ale - Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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Twisted Pine Raspberry Wheat AleTwisted Pine Raspberry Wheat Ale

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BA SCORE
74
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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mentor on 08-28-2006)
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Photo of rhoadsrage
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a light hazy golden yellow body with a thick film of snow white head on top. There is a gentle carbonation of big bubbles that glide through the body.

S- There is a fresh raspberry syrup that is not really sweet but a bit chemical note.

T- The fruity flavor of raspberries with a field corn note and a finish of bitterness possible from hops. Raspberries extract hang on after finish with a slight sulfur note.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a dry finish.

D- This beer has a fruity extract flavor that is a bit chemical but not to sweet but a bit too dry.

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2.88/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

Photo of LeeW
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of emsroth
2.78/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

Photo of twitchr
4.5/5  rDev +43.3%
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.

Photo of JamesHenjum
2.03/5  rDev -35.4%
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.

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.19/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.35/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.55/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

Photo of blakelive784
2.3/5  rDev -26.8%
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.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.74/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Looks good not bright red juice color like Founders version just a regular yellow orange color beer with little to no head. Some haziness.
S - Actually quite good not medicinal or artificial in any way. Not super tart though it had a sort of candy like sweetness to the smell. Little wheat.
T - Not too tart or sweet has a distinct wheat character and some fruit berries which may have been raspberries.
M - Light bodied and easy to quaff back.

Overall it was decent enough to maybe get more but I would much rather have better fruit beers.

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Photo of shand
4/5  rDev +27.4%
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.

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Twisted Pine Raspberry Wheat Ale from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.