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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
73
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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 17.68%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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:
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(Beer added by: mentor on 08-28-2006)
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2/5  rDev -35.7%

Schlafly33, Apr 11, 2013
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2/5  rDev -35.7%

Edmund0, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of JamesHenjum
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.

JamesHenjum, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
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

kojevergas, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of wca005
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

wca005, Jul 10, 2010
Photo of blakelive784
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.

blakelive784, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of Portertime
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.

Portertime, Jun 16, 2011
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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.

SPThirtyThree, Jun 01, 2010
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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.

scratch69, Jun 11, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

dubmax, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of mytireisfat
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.

mytireisfat, Jul 07, 2010
Photo of DenverHopHead
2.62/5  rDev -15.8%

DenverHopHead, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of scaaven
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.

scaaven, May 04, 2008
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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

tbryan5, Apr 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Tjvan2, Apr 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

NJBeer265, Jun 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

RedneckBeerz, Mar 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

JMBSH, Aug 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

jcb7472, Aug 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

t2thebro, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of emsroth
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.

emsroth, Oct 08, 2010
Photo of LXIXME
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.

LXIXME, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of Mebuzzard
2.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

At Old Chicagos in Boulder. Pours a hazy yellow, almost pale. Very thin white foam, doesn't look spectacular.
Raspberries and lemon fight for aroma dominance with the lemon winning out.
Raspberry takes the cake in the taste. Begins strong then moves toward a lemon and carbonation finish. A bit weak in the flavor, but would be nice on a hot day. Gives a bit of a welcome twist to wheat beers.

Mebuzzard, Apr 14, 2007
Photo of BadRockBeer
2.98/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Serving Type Sampled: 22fl. oz. brown crown top bottle. Features freshness date, however a date is not notched. I love the label designs from Twisted Pine they are all alike.

Appearance: This beer pours a hazy straw in color with a snow white 1 finger head. Minimal lace after the head has faded.

Smell: Raspberries of course. Wheat malt and citrus hops. Also has a carbonic acid smell that really brings down the score.

Taste: Raspberry extract is prevalent. The rest of the flavor is very mild and bland. I do taste a little wheat maltiness as well as a little yeast but that’s about it.

Mouthfeel: Very thin and in my opinion over carbonated.

Drinkability: Good, I think that this beer is on the right track as far as style however I found it to be overly fruity. When I think of this style I am thinking of a beer that is heavy in the wheat character with a light unpronounced raspberry flavor which makes you wonder, is that raspberry I taste?

BadRockBeer, Mar 01, 2007
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Boxerjay, Jul 25, 2014
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Twisted Pine Raspberry Wheat Ale from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.