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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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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 17.1%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | 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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Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 28 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

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VFRAZ

Colorado

3/5  rDev -3.2%

05-07-2013 03:30:57 | More by VFRAZ
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HideYaBeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

05-05-2013 20:27:19 | More by HideYaBeer
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Schlafly33

Missouri

2/5  rDev -35.5%

04-11-2013 12:28:41 | More by Schlafly33
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tbryan5

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-05-2013 15:18:46 | More by tbryan5
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Tjvan2

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-01-2013 03:15:29 | More by Tjvan2
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t2thebro

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

03-23-2013 02:52:38 | More by t2thebro
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

03-19-2013 21:59:46 | More by RedneckBeerz
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rudy0908

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

11-24-2012 04:34:15 | More by rudy0908
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KATIPA


3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

11-11-2012 21:44:02 | More by KATIPA
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LXIXME

New Mexico

2.88/5  rDev -7.1%
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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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +29%

08-18-2012 19:28:39 | More by dmorgan310
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Jeckel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

08-06-2012 15:47:01 | More by Jeckel
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JamesHenjum

Florida

2.03/5  rDev -34.5%
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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ssjkyle

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

07-14-2012 05:29:16 | More by ssjkyle
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kojevergas

Texas

2.03/5  rDev -34.5%
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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stampfler07

Colorado

3/5  rDev -3.2%

06-13-2012 02:25:45 | More by stampfler07
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strongaf

Washington

3/5  rDev -3.2%

03-15-2012 06:07:36 | More by strongaf
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blakelive784

Colorado

2.3/5  rDev -25.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Missouri

3.28/5  rDev +5.8%
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 +45.2%
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 +24.2%
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 +29%
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 -25.8%
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 -3.2%
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
Twisted Pine Raspberry Wheat Ale from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.