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Twisted Pine Raspberry Wheat Ale - Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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73
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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 17.15%
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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Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

jaydoc, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of zeff80
3/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

zeff80, Jan 15, 2011
Photo of Slatetank
3.11/5  rDev +0.6%

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.

Slatetank, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

mendvicdog, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
2.03/5  rDev -34.3%

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 rhoadsrage
3/5  rDev -2.9%

(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.

rhoadsrage, May 19, 2007
Photo of duceswild
3/5  rDev -2.9%

duceswild, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of Mebuzzard
2.93/5  rDev -5.2%

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 LXIXME
2.88/5  rDev -6.8%

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 beerthulhu
3.19/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

beerthulhu, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +29.4%

dmorgan310, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Tone
3.28/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

Tone, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of DrDemento456
3.74/5  rDev +21%

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.

DrDemento456, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.55/5  rDev +14.9%

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.

twiggamortis420, Apr 02, 2010
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

strongaf, Mar 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

IdrinkGas, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

JohnK17, Mar 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11%

RedneckBeerz, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.13/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

bmwats, Jan 06, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -11%

NJBeer265, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of shand
4/5  rDev +29.4%

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.

shand, Jun 23, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -11%

tbryan5, Apr 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -11%

JMBSH, Aug 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

bcsbeer, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of htomsirveaux
3.23/5  rDev +4.5%

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.

htomsirveaux, May 28, 2010
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Twisted Pine Raspberry Wheat Ale from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
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