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WRaspberry Ale - Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: IronDjinn on 08-04-2003)
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jbonapar

Ontario (Canada)

1.8/5  rDev -46.9%
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....

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 23:17:48 | More by jbonapar
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Garin

Alberta (Canada)

2.2/5  rDev -35.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2003 07:26:06 | More by Garin
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -25.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2007 03:01:24 | More by Sammy
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

2.6/5  rDev -23.3%
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...

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2008 00:40:56 | More by Shadman
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robertjbell

Alberta (Canada)

2.68/5  rDev -20.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2009 10:29:23 | More by robertjbell
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

2.85/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2003 18:03:47 | More by IronDjinn
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11.5%

09-15-2013 22:47:51 | More by FadetoBock
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vanrassel

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2006 20:31:21 | More by vanrassel
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LagerHOGGER

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11.5%

10-26-2012 15:14:47 | More by LagerHOGGER
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EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11.5%

11-28-2011 06:48:11 | More by EskimoDave
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11.5%

07-16-2013 14:04:14 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11.5%

02-08-2014 03:21:17 | More by Exeter
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TJMcScmeebs


3/5  rDev -11.5%

05-21-2012 13:42:58 | More by TJMcScmeebs
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2008 14:34:05 | More by jwc215
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ptarmigan98

Manitoba (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-11-2013 22:24:02 | More by ptarmigan98
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-04-2013 22:28:49 | More by Kmat10
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Ianleesrivette

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

10-30-2013 05:53:51 | More by Ianleesrivette
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deonreds

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

11-27-2013 07:30:26 | More by deonreds
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Duggyb

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-31-2014 20:02:48 | More by Duggyb
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2010 00:40:55 | More by joemcgrath27
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 05:00:03 | More by thehyperduck
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into pint glass nov14 2009

A golden yellow with a very fast falling fingers worth of head that left no lace

S I smell raspberry and not much else

T see above but with a little malt

M a little thin but well carbonated

D may be a little better on a hot sunny day but not too bad overall

no doubt this is a raspberry ale it's pretty hard too miss with this one

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2009 01:42:46 | More by wordemupg
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(Served in a pint dimple mug)

A- Warm orange color with a reddish hue. Light thin smooth head that lasted quite a long time

S- Sweet fresh raspberry aroma with a hint of floral hop spiciness

T- Very light honey malt taste with a bold raspberry taste coming through the taste. A pleasant floral hop taste and a subtle buttery finish.

M- Light body with high carbonation

D- Very nice fruity beer that had good fruit taste. It didn't come off as perfumy or artificial fruit. It has a good support of malt and hops to compliment the fruit.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2005 02:31:58 | More by rhoadsrage
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CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Red copper appearance that's slightly cloudy with a small amount of head leaving some lacing. Smell consists of raspberries, wheat, malt with a hint bread and peaches.

Taste consists mainly of raspberries along with a hint of malt, wheat, floral hops and bread. Very light tasting overall and bitter. Light bodied with low carbonation. Aftertaste is a longer dry berry taste.

Not a bad fruit beer, although the taste could use more of a kick to it (thought I would be blasted with berries), it's refreshing, drinkable and not to fruity. Worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2012 04:08:23 | More by CrazyMike
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark peach color (tinge of pink in straw)....medium carbonation... Had a chunky 2 finger cap that laced out quickly and clings to the glass through the drink. Aromas of berries, and grassy hop...sweet malt as well. Started fairly tart, light (almost watery) sweetish body that finishes with a decent bready aftertaste punctuated with a twang of berry tartness....a nice light summer drink but for my preferences I’d rather see Wild Rose shelve this one as a seasonal and put the cherry porter into year round production.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2004 02:06:34 | More by pootz
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WRaspberry Ale from Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom
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