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Razberry Wheat - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 17.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
4.5% ABV, 18 IBU 12 OG, 3.5 FG

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 07-03-2008)
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Photo of GavleGoat
4.72/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I got this beer at Racoon Lodge in Portland Oregon. This is not a beer drinkers beer. It's a lite seasonal that goes great with fish or a salad. If I had to describe it, I'd call it a fruity beer champagne. It's definitely not for everyone, but I loved it. On a side note, my girlfriend is disgusted by beer, and she didn't make her usual gag face.

GavleGoat, Jul 20, 2010
Photo of djbreezy
4.65/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Raccoon Lodge.

appearance - pink/red and transparent, bright white head, slowly dissipates, light lacing

smell - sweet sugar and raspberry, some hops

taste - sweet raspberry, sour/funk, light hop/malt, incredibly balanced

mouthfeel - light/medium mouthfeel with big natural carbonation, dry finish but classy

drinkability - refreshing and delightful, not a lot bad to say about this

djbreezy, May 28, 2010
Photo of rolive
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

rolive, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of Docer
4.45/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had the IPA, my GF had this... and I had to jump all over it as it looked so very delicious....

- Lovely cloudy light yellow and raspberry red color... pinkish violet... fluorescent.. and glowing... creamy light head, and a decent amount of lacing... rather light but cloudy..

- Smell is a raspberry fruit wonderland.. really a great smell.. slight sweetness... sugar, light sweet malt... little floral..

- Smooth and light sailing for this one... the taste isn't too sweet which I love, and the flavors are all blended and balanced so well... w/ 3/4 Lb. used for 1 gallon of beer... it certainly seems like the right amount! Light, awesome, and wonderful... a self-reward beer... for a long day of yard work or whatever else..

- Light sweetness, and fruit aftertaste.. makes you want to keep drinking this stuff all day long... better than water.

- Perfect light carbonation, and perfectly refreshing.. one of the best fruity beers I've had.... a must try!

Docer, Jul 13, 2009
Photo of jdense
4.43/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Lodge 5.7.2010, poured into teardrop glass $5.

Lovely pinkish red body with good visible carbonation, whitish head, slow dissipation, nice lacing. Big raspberry hit in the nose, not a lot of hop presence. Taste is in balance raspberry sweetness with wheat dryness, once again not a lot of hops, a bit of sourness from lambic barrel aging. Medium mouthfeel, about right for the style Extremely drinkable, a good quaffer, not too sweet, very refreshing, Ron got this blend just right, enough berries to get your attention, with a bit of sourness to remind you that you are setting in the PNW pantheon of sour beers. Well worth seeking out for fans of the style. Hope to see this on-tap when the new tasting room opens this summer. Another winner from Cascade.

jdense, May 15, 2010
Photo of msubulldog25
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found this beer on tap this afternoon at, of all places, Hot Lips Pizza in NW Portland (Pearl District). Had a pint with a slice of pizza at one of the outdoor picnic tables.

Something seemed familiar about this one, but couldn't find anything about it on Raccoon Lodge's website. Called and talked with Art at the brewery, which confirmed my 'deja vu': this beer was served the last couple years at the Oregon Brewers Festival (and will be there once again 2008). Aha!

From the 2006 OBF program describes: "Whole raspberries added to a sour mash Berlin-style wheat beer...".
ABV: 4.5%
IBU's: unlisted

A: Vibrant pink-ish color, really a light ruby red-orange (pomegranate?). Loads of carbonation zips upward to a finger-high cloud of fizzing white head. Seems clear at the edges but has a little haziness in the core. Very little lace, head settles to a thin white film.

S: A noseful of ripe raspberries, fresh from the market! Great tartness with a musty earthiness. Wheat grassiness is dominated by berries but that's not a bad thing. Towards the end of the glass (after 25-30 minutes) the wheat/malt aromas mingled better with the fruit.

T: A load of fruit flavor, all 'raspberry' - tangy, earthy, vaguely sweet. Slightly pucker-inducing/tongue-curling. Enough wheat to give a doughiness - I had a couple sips that reminded me of raspberry jam on buttermilk biscuits. Gotta love a 'fruit beer' that pulls no punches with the fruit.

M: A springy carbonation and light body. Fairly clean on the palate, though it does leave a fine silty grit. Berry pulp? Wheat grain?

D: This fruit beer's 'sour mash Berlin-style' seems very closely akin to the sour/tart Berliner-weisse - a terrific beer style for my palate. If you are a fan of tart/sour beers and/or raspberries this is a 'must try'. It's available on-draught only at the pub and at just a handful of places around the Portland area. Very refreshing on a warm summer day and one I'll be certain to look for again.

msubulldog25, Jul 04, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

CoryR, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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Photo of flagmantho
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer on-tap in my OBF pint glass at Oregon Brewers Festival.

Appearance: beautiful red color with no haze at all, despite the fact that it's a wheat beer. Pretty low level of effervescence, but there's a nice layer of white foam. I just love the color.

Smell: as fruit beers go, this is awesome. It smells like fresh raspberry jam -- the fruit comes through just beautifully here.

Taste: earthy as well as fruity, with a bright and natural raspberry flavor. There's a little bit of wheaty character here, but the real star is the fruit; they did a great job capturing the berry here.

Mouthfeel: light body with low carbonation; not creamy, but rocky and refreshing.

Overall: super tasty and drinkable, especially on a hot day. As fruit beers go, this is one of the best I've had.

flagmantho, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a radioactive pinkish red color with a small white cap. This beer looks like it could glow in the dark.

S: Fresh raspberries

T: If you can imagine drinking a wheat based, liquid raspberry jelly roll this would be it.

M: Very light bodied

O: One of my least favorite styles but I can appreciate it tastes good and well put together.

barleywinefiend, Sep 25, 2011
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Razberry Wheat from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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