Raspberry Wheat Ale - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev +12.2%
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.
02-14-2012 01:11:07 | More by MadCat
3.88/5 rDev +24.4%
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.
01-29-2012 21:42:19 | More by confer
2.25/5 rDev -27.9%
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.
01-20-2012 01:01:52 | More by TStandley13
3.35/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
12-24-2011 15:31:59 | More by buschbeer
2.1/5 rDev -32.7%
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.
12-23-2011 23:25:21 | More by budgood1
Raspberry Wheat Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.