Razberry Wheat - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 17.46%
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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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
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.

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2.23/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

04AUG12 at the barrel house.

Very disappointed with this one. The server did not warn us this was an overnight sour mash (she later indicated after I said it was too sweet and plain).

Looks like a watered down Rose wine - flat and glassy. Smells of raspberries and sweet alcohol with a slightly rosy character. Fun nose. Flavor is much less fun. Tastes like a golden ale with a bunch of raspberry flavor - not tart, but slightly dry on the finish. Sad beer.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -50.7%

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3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the brewery before reviewed from notes, color is a bright pink with even brighter edges, about two inches of pinkish white head with some decent retention, minimal lacing, aroma consists of raspberries, wheat, grassy accents, earthiness, and mellow grains, flavor begins with slightly sour berries that are rather chewy immediately, lots of wheat in the middle, finish has more of the same berry flavor as before, this beer has a lot of fruit flavor while remaining pretty light overall, chewy and sweet mouthfeel, thin to medium bodied, very high level of carbonation, could drink lots of this, almost does not seem like beer at times and rather a cider, alcohol is not in the flavor at all and would not expect it to be either while being under five percent, very refreshing and would be a cool beer to have around in the summer, worth trying

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.43/5  rDev +24.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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Razberry Wheat from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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