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Raspberry Wheat Ale - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Raspberry Wheat AleRaspberry Wheat Ale

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BA SCORE
72
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248 Ratings
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 18.59%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 02-10-2007)
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Photo of Rgalvin
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Rgalvin, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of cliff1066
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

cliff1066, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of WoodburyMN
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

WoodburyMN, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of larebear
3/5  rDev -3.8%

larebear, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a very slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down and left some lacing on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of raspberries and wheat in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of wheat along with notes of raspberry syrup.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is dominated by flavors of pale wheat but the raspberry flavoring makes it a little more palatable to your taste buds. It isn't very refreshing.

metter98, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of RBorsato
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

RBorsato, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

DrunkinYogi, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of nickfl
3.73/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a small head of white lace on top of a clear, golden body. The head settles quickly and leaves little lace.

S - Lots of juicy raspberry with tart wheat in the background.

T - Some light, earthy grain notes up front with a hint of raspberry juice. Some notes of berry seeds and herbal hops in the middle. Finishes with light wheat and a lingering fruit note.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - As fruited wheat beers go, this one is pretty decent. It has a fairly strong raspberry nose, but the fruit is balanced in the flavor and makes for a drinkable and balanced beer that is quite good for what it is.

nickfl, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of DaveOB
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

DaveOB, Sep 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

ahbaggins, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of Sturmthis
2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

Sturmthis, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of Rojada1988
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Rojada1988, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Kerrie
4/5  rDev +28.2%

Kerrie, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of tmars13
3/5  rDev -3.8%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of hardcor33
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

hardcor33, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of EmmetD
3/5  rDev -3.8%

EmmetD, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of BryanK
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

BryanK, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of B967ierhunter177
3.13/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours typical "beer yellow" with no head or lacing. The aroma is of raspberries with hints of cake and grass. The flavor leads off with raspberry with wheat and a mild hop presence. As it warms the mild bitterness fades and mildly tart raspberries show through. It's mouthfeel is smooth and light. Southern Tier Raspberry Wheat is a good beer, balanced between sweet and tart and very refreshing. Recommended.

B967ierhunter177, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of Scott1970
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Scott1970, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of Liz8646
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Liz8646, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of sperrykk
4/5  rDev +28.2%

sperrykk, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of vfgccp
3.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Apple juice gold. Crystal clear. White head with low retention and lace.

S - Straight black cherry Jello.

T - Lively carbonated opening. Artificial raspberry Jello with a touch of light white bread and yeast. Lingering alpha bitter note on the backend.

M - Bright, medium-light body to style.

O - The artificial twang on the raspberry was hit or miss around the table as we reviewed this beer. I wasn't a huge fan.

vfgccp, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of chefhatt
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a nice gold color body with very little head that doesn't hang around long. The smell is of raspberry and not much else. The taste mostley raspbery with some wheat flavor. The mouth feel is nice and overall this is a ok beer, nothing outragous

chefhatt, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
3.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Yellow-gold color with some soapy film at the top. Slushy lace. 3.0

Candied strawberry, tart raspberry, pilsner malts, and sugars. 3.0

Attenuated flavor with mild raspberry fruits, minty hops, melon rind, spice elements that are somewhat herbal, and weak wheat malts. Clean and refreshing after that sweet nose. 3.5

Light-bodied with medium carbonation. A little unbalanced. Also, extremely cold from the temp. No time to let this warm up. Just steal a few sips from the girlfriend, review, and move on. 3.0

What's with the overly sweet aromas; but clean, crisp fruity tastes in ok/decent fruit beers such as this? Can't they clean up the nose a bit? Or, is it a selling point? I dunno, this is a refreshing take on the style. I'll boost the score for how much it redeemed itself. 3.5

thecheapies, May 13, 2012
Photo of ChrisPratz
3.13/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Transparent lightly golden yellow color with very minimal head, dissipates to patches and whisps of thin lace all around.

S: Very raspberry. Almost reminds me of a wine cooler. Very little wheat aroma, its almost all raspberry here.

T: Raspberry taste isn't as strong you would think by the smell. Getting some nice wheat and grain flavors here along with with very light malt flavor at the end. Little to no alcohol taste as well.

M: More then average carbonation provides a crisp clean flavor with a semi-dry aftertaste.

O: Not quite what I expected, and as it was refreshing, I can't see myself drinking more then 2 or 3 in a sitting.

ChrisPratz, May 07, 2012
Raspberry Wheat Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.