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Raspberry Wheat Ale - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Raspberry Wheat AleRaspberry Wheat Ale

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251 Ratings
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Ratings: 251
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 18.53%
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:
Beer added by: oberon on 02-10-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of chefhatt
3/5  rDev -4.2%
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

Photo of thecheapies
3.3/5  rDev +5.4%
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

Photo of ChrisPratz
3.08/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Photo of chasmandocharles
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of innuendobrewskiman63
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of deonreds
2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of Jamstone714
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of abmhighrise
4/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of Greggory
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of kvltmetalhead
1/5  rDev -68.1%

Photo of MadCat
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

4.9% ABV with a DOB of 8/1/11.

Appearance: Clear pale yellow color, some white head, no lacing

Smell: Raspberries, wheat, light malt

Taste: Raspberries are the main flavor, but they don't over power the brew. There is some decent wheat and light malt flavor. Not much in the way of hops. The raspberries give it a nice tart quality, so it isn't too sweet in spite of the low hop level.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, well carbonated, light body

Overall: Good, not great. I was happy with it even though it is disappointing compared to the big brews from Southern Tier. I was also pleasantly surprised to see a DOB on the bottle, which fixes one of my biggest problems with ST. Not bad, but I would recommend getting your raspberry fix elsewhere, I will next time I want some in my beer.

Photo of Tyrawlings
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Beertracker
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of kb2250
2/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of confer
3.85/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Bright gold with minimal head. Crystal clear
S- Not much raspberry in the smell, more of the drab American wheat ale smell.
T- Taste is a light refreshing raspberry flavor, just enough to cover the wheat taste but not to sweet and overpowering.
MO- Smooth and lightly carbonated. Good summer beer.

Photo of caljrjr
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Bierwolf
2/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of TStandley13
2.31/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - See through golden color - kind of looks like pee to be honest.

Smell - Definetely a presence of raspberry, smells pretty good.

Taste - Quite disappointing. The smell would lead you to believe that it would be semi-flavorful at least, but this tastes more like watered down raspberry juice than a beer. It is almost as though you had a cup of raspberry juice with ice, drank it all, left the ice to melt a bit, then bottled what remains.

Mouthfeel - did I just drink a glass of slightly carbonated water?

Overall - I think they missed the mark here. Southern Tier is typically known for taking a flavor and producing a beer that replicated that flavor in a BIG way. This tastes like watered down nothing.

Do not recommend.

Photo of garuda
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of buschbeer
3.35/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle
Served in a pint glass

A - It pours pale yellow in color. It is topped with an inch of off white head.

S - It wreaks of raspberry.

T - It has tons of raspberry flavor. That's about it.

M - Moderate to thin

O - It tastes about like every other raspberry ale I have tried.

Photo of budgood1
2.12/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

pours out an almost perfectly clear straw yellow colour with some big bubbles sprouting a marginal, and quickly receding head. filtered i see...and no lace. aroma of raspberries and that's about all...i get little pale malt and no wheat. the taste is of tart raspberries, but the bottom falls out after that. it has an unpleasant astrigency and little malt character to prop things up a bit. there is some bitterness present, but without any malt sweetness to balance it seems out of place. weak bodied. bleh mouthfeel. drinkability suffers because it just seems so stripped of any defineable characteristics.

overall i'm pretty disappointed. my first southern tier sampled is a dud. oh well...i know the next one up will be better.

Photo of Goldfoot
4/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of Discordian
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Raspberry Wheat Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.