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Alaskan Raspberry Wheat (Pilot Series) - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

133 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 15
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
With nearly one pound of real fruit per gallon, Alaskan Raspberry Wheat has the inviting aroma of fresh-picked raspberries and an enticing red hue. The flavor of the raspberries lends a tartness that balances the full-bodied wheat profile and malt sweetness. Bigger than most traditional fruit beers, Alaskan Raspberry Wheat adds an extra kick to its dry and effervescent finish.

(Beer added by: popery on 05-11-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

schnarr84, Jun 17, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +17.3%

Wonderful aromatic beer with hint of raspberry tartness but not to tart and some other floral notes i couldnt pinpoint but smells quite nice and the taste doesn't disappoint either had the good fortune to be at The Mad Hatter in Stillwater Minnesota and always has great taps like the amazing beers being put out of Alaskan Brewery so if you enjoy beers brewed with fruit give it a shot

Viper29223, Aug 27, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +11.9%

Bomber from Supermarket Liquors in Ft. Collins, CO. $8.50.

A: Pours a pink color with a white/pink head about half an inch thick or so. Fairly cloudy, not much retention on the head, just an island of bubbles in the middle.

S: Raspberries, wow, smells like a handful of raspberries. Very fresh smelling fruit profile, doesn't have that artificial syrup smell that is so often associated with "XFruit Wheat Beer". Tart smells and maybe a bit of malt below, but for the most part this has a great raspberry smell.

T: Nice raspberry flavor up front followed by a slightly grainy wheat malt. Light tartness, and a fair amount of water as well. Light bit of bitterness at the end. The underlying wheat beer is nice as well. Raspberry preserves, and in general a nice, legitimate fruit flavor. Doesn't taste artificial and that scores some points for me. Also doesn't have a cloyingly sweet sugary nastyness that I often associate with fruit beers.

M: Thin, crisp carbonation, very refreshing and light in the mouth. Alcohol is well hidden.

D: Yeah this is definitely on the strong side for a session, but this is awesome on a hot night. Impressive REAL flavors from a fruit beer. At $8.50 a bomber though I'll be pretty hesitant to buy this again though, still if you're looking for a decent light summer time beer this is pretty nice.

pokesbeerdude, Jul 26, 2010
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4.1/5  rDev +11.1%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #54 (July 2011):

Ah, the good ol’ Raspberry Wheat. A style that dates way back to when brewers didn’t even have email, and suits were throwing money at the craft brewing industry to see if it would stick. Cloudy burgundy color; white head holds strong. Sweet raspberry fruitiness, some tartness with a bready maltiness ... a clean, fruity nose. Medium body. Raspberry sings strong but stays away from being sweet. Quick flash of tartness, grainy maltiness and alcohol. This fruit beer flexes its brawn while still staying quaffable. Hands down one of the best fruit beers around.

BeerAdvocate, Dec 15, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +11.1%

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep and cloudy reddish orange with lots of rising bubbles. Huge five finger head which is off white with a light tint of red. Decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Huge raspberry aroma along with the wheat. Wheat grains and pale biscuity malts. Very strong smell of raspberry fruits that are moderately tart and sweet. Light hints of earthy hops in the background. A straightforward smell but a good one.

Taste: Like the smell indicates, a big taste of raspberries. The fruits are moderately tart and not overly sweet. Solid base of wheat grains. A little hint of caramel malts. Surprisingly solid earthy hop presence adds a little spicy bitter kick. Tastes very good for the style.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy, juicy, and slightly syrupy. Crisp and smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid fruit beer. Raspberries are used well and not overly sweet. Nice hope presence behind the fruits.

MattyG85, Jul 08, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +9.2%

AK Raspberry Wheat
Looks ruby red/ tart color.
Tart raspberry smell.
Tastes like raspberries and wheat, creamy so.
Tart puckering finish. Drinkable.
Enjoyed this oppty here in Ketchikan to drink this, as the local bartender told of how fast it will sell out even here in AK.

TBoneJones, Dec 20, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +9.2%

Possible freshness dating stamped on the bottle near the bar code reads
19
C 111412

A= Pours a reddish brown color with a thick two fingers of head on it that holds great retention and lacing on the side of the glass.

S= Smells like fresh unsweetened raspberries. A nice sweeter beer is the base with a slight tartness to it as well. There is a little bit of a wheat character but it's a little light.

T= The taste brings the wheat through much better. This makes it much more of a "beer" and less of a fruit juice. There is a bit of the unsweetened raspberries in there but mostly just a really great wheat character.

M= A nice average carbonation and weight.

O= This is a solid beer from Alaskan. Not over the top fruit but just enough to back up the wheat character. The beer itself isn't overly sweet like many fruit beers are but rather a nice compliment to the wheat.

jjanega08, Jul 12, 2012
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Oboogie, Jul 15, 2012
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Alaskan Raspberry Wheat (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.