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WRaspberry Ale - Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom

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WRaspberry AleWRaspberry Ale

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.07%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Alberta, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: IronDjinn on 08-04-2003

You will not find any preservatives in this thirst quenching ale. But additives? That's a different story, as each brew of Wild Rose WRaspberry Ale is infused with thousands of natural, juicy-red additives called raspberries.

12 IBU
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Photo of Howlader
1.25/5  rDev -62.6%

Photo of jbonapar
1.84/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Purchased and brought as a gift.

Opened a fresh cold bottle.

Poured as expected, slighty hazey, slighty red.

Smell.>>Hmmm...no raspberry here, just a sourness, not a nice lambic sourness...

Taste: Ouch...I dont think this finished fermenting. Taste of corn and unfermented grains. Odd... The rapberry sourness does not work at all in this...

Mouthfeel is very odd as well, almost like there are starches hanging around...

Not impressed at all. I try to be positive, but i just can't drink this..down the drain....

Photo of GScratch
1.99/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Off gold, 1 inch of pinkish white head in pint glass, slight lacing.

Grey / Brown chunks of (raspberry?) floating around left a 'dirty' feel to the pour and marred the head. Raspberry flavour for sure, but predominantly in the palate backed by light malt and wheat flavours.

Musty, mildewy odour pervaded the nose. Like the cardboard the raspberries were shipped in. Cardboard and funk. Didn't hold up well at all. Really, I should have rated lower, because I dumped it.

Poured a Coopers Wheat Ale homebrew that made my mouth feel better after.

Photo of Garin
2.25/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

My second Wild Rose beer poured a slightly hazy very pale amber with
pink highlights. Perfectly white head, thin, light, bubbly, and
short-lived but with some nice lace.

Slightly dusty aromas mix with a lagery hoppy smell. Can a beer smell
lagery? This one does. A definite raspberry aroma goes without saying.

In the flavour, tart raspberries right up front. Very bready/toasty
flavours in the middle, and a clean almost lightly vinegary finish.
Maybe some wild critters came into the brew along with the
raspberries. Once again, I'm a bit disappointed with the ridiculously
light flavours in this Wild Rose beer. It's quite watery. It's a
real shame, since that vinegary fruity bready thing works extremely
well. But those were highlights, and there was no backbone to support
the whole thing. Alas.

The body is very watery as well. Some light carbonation keeps it from
being completely featureless. It's drinkable, but so is cold water.

Photo of Sammy
2.55/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On-tap at the brewery. Light head on reddish pink colour. Some lace.Fruitish aroma and decent raspberry taste, but a definite fruit beer not very rich. No lambic here. Only faint hop and overall sweet. I cannot drink too much of this, and will consume real raspberry juice as an upgrade.

Photo of Shadman
2.62/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from run-of-the mill brown bottle. Agreed with Iron Dijin that it looks a lot like a sparlking zinfidel with about as much head rentention. Good lacing though that tries hard to stick around all the way through.

Nice sweet, almost floral raspberry smell.

Nice and tart, with a bit of sweet malt at the back end, but over all tastes watery and weak. Finish is moderately dry and not too sweet

see above for thoughts on mouthfeel.

might want to try this one in the heat of summer...

Photo of robertjbell
2.68/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A summer patio staple in the 3 hot months we get here in Alberta. Head and lacing are minimal, poured out of the bottle fading into next to nothing after a moment of agitation. Nose is, as its namesake would intend, smells mostly of fresh raspberry with perhaps a touch of citrus and banana, quite nice and non-artificial, yet not exciting. Taste and mouthfeel reflect the summer fruit ale style, taste is bold up front with raspberries, raspberries and more raspberries with a hint of biscuit-like malt bringing a beer flavor into the mix. Finish is grassy hops characteristic, makes you want another sip though nothing really fascinating. Overall an average fruit beer, well produced for the style, easy to pick up a six pack to introduce people to craft brewing or just kicking back on a hot summer day.

Photo of IronDjinn
2.9/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This came in an elegant looking brown 1 litre wine bottle-shaped fliptop bottle. It pours out with an okay fluffy white head, and appears to be the colour of a zinfandel. Nose is of tart raspberries, and the smallest hint of malt. Flavour is of watery raspberry, no malt or hop presence at all. It's very apparent that they used real raspberries rather than extract, I made a raspberry wheat a couple summers ago with whole raspberries that tasted exactly like this--a light fruity beer spritzer. Originally brewed as a seasonal on tap, it's become popular enough for them to brew year round now. The women around these parts seem to love this stuff, yet the only time I can see myself buying another one of these would be for one of them.

Photo of FadetoBock
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of vanrassel
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Maybe because raspberry is one of my favourite fruits, I'm a tough man to please when it comes to judging beers flavoured with the little red wonders.

This one pours golden with a slightly pinkish hue and a thin head that dwindles to a soapy ring rather quickly. The smell is dominated by grassy hops with a whiff of raspberries.

Going down, it's more of the same — despite the fact this beer uses whole berries and no extracts or syrups, there's not a lot of raspberry going on. The mouthfeel is thin and on the watery side. Inoffensive, yes, but also uttery forgettable.

Photo of LagerHOGGER
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Corson
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of EskimoDave
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Exeter
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of TJMcScmeebs
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of jwc215
3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Voonder for including this in a trade:

Pours clouded light golden with a thin head that fizzes away to a thin, isolated, swirling patch.

The smell is of light raspberry (perhaps a touch of banana?) Very light/soft. Inoffensive.

The taste is mild - some wheat dough with mild raspberry - at least raspberry is not syrupy or artificial, but it is not tart or forward, either. A very clean example of the style, with just a hint of raspberry (or even flavor, for that matter). It has a sweet finish, though balanced by a subtle bitterness.

Light-bodied. Pretty crisp.

A bit raspberry to a mild beer. Easy enough to drink - not too fizzy, sweet, or "artificial". Would be a decent "thirst-quencher" on a hot day.

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - bubbly, clear, and a mix of golden, pink, and white colours, short white head didn't retain much
S - strong grainy wheat malt smell, raspberry is very subtle
T - raspberry more pronounced than the smell, grainy wheat malts, and light floral hops
M - carbonation fills the mouth, but generally a thin watery feel
D - its thin quality makes it go down easy, the flavours are a little simple, not an outstanding drink but its easy drinkability makes it a good option to add to a session after you've had a few

Photo of ptarmigan98
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Kmat10
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Ianleesrivette
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Bunman3
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

For me, fruit beer is summer beer. When this appeared in my Wild Rose taster pack, I was glad it was a warm December day so I could sample it in front of my barbecue. There is a strong raspberry nose, a bit of sweet lager with a bitter finish. As far as fruit beers go, this is pretty good. The fruit seems important, rather than an afterthought. Wild Rose is a very dependable brewery and has outpaced Big Rock in my books.

Photo of deonreds
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Duggyb
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of thehyperduck
3.36/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Number three of six in a sampler pack... fruit beers aren't really my thing, but Wild Rose has impressed me so far. I'm eager to try this one on the first warm night of the year in Alberta, perfect timing.

Pours a cloudy, rosé-copper colour with a fizzy head that is in a hurry to leave, but leaves behind some lacing and a collar around the rim. Smell is of raspberries, i.e. a little sweet and a little sour. Not much else.

Now for the important part... very fizzy on the tongue, but beyond the carbonation there are some nice things going on in my mouth. Mostly raspberries and the slight tartness you'd associate with the fruit; also some malt sweetness in the front with a slight bitterness in the aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel and light-body; very crisp and refreshing on a hot night.

I like this, even though the style is not one of my favorites. The raspberry flavour isn't obnoxious, but it's still the dominant one, and there isn't a lot else to taste past that. Probably won't get this again, but it's still worthy of a try if fruitbier is your thing.

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WRaspberry Ale from Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom
77 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.