Raspberry Wheat Ale - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ralphus:
3.45/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I was intrigued to try a raspberry wheat and was glad the LCBO was bringing more Southern Tier in. Local discussions had set me up for a beer chalked full of artificial sweetness, but I was pleased to see that they had been overstated.
It pours a clear, pale golden yellow with a puffy offwhite head. Unfortunately the head disapated to nothing at all in a few short minutes.
The smell initially was intense raspberries. It set me up for a cloyingly sweet artificial flavouring - but I was mistaken.. it wasn't there. Instead was a very light lager with a medium hint of raspberries. There is little if any bitterness, but to be honest not much sweetness either. It's well balanced and the raspberry is not overpowering at all. It reminds me a bit of carbonated vitamin water.
Mouthfeel is light and refreshing and that aids the drinkability. You could easily polish off a few of these in a sitting.
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2009 01:36:15 | More by Ralphus
More User Reviews:
2.88/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
(Served in a flute)
A- This beer pours a hazy lemon pale yellow body with a thin wispy white head that is soon gone and a gentle carbonation of big bubbles pop to the surface.
S- The fresh raspberry aroma mixes with field corn in the finish and is a bit 1-dimensional.
T- The dry almost astringent taste leads to raspberry in the finish with a sulfur dry bite that takes on a lemon pith note as it opens up.
M- The light mouthfeel has a scrubbing fizz that dries out the finish more.
O- This beer has a pleasant aroma that is a bit 1-dimentional but the taste is very light and a bit dry and harsh with no real malt or raspberry character coming through.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2013 10:56:18 | More by rhoadsrage
Raspberry Wheat Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.