Rich's Summer Frenzy | Wig And Pen

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Wig And Pen

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Summer

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Added by vancurly on 09-03-2006

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Photo of dgilks
3.85/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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This pours a hazy pink colour with a dense, creamy off-white head. Okay head retention. Some lacing.

Raspberry dominates the aroma. There's also a hint of lime. This is slightly tart. It's what it should be but a bit uninspiring.

There's a nice, tartness with a good raspberry character. Citric sourness. Some soft malts come through but overall, it's a bit one-dimensional.

Light body with lots of crisp, refreshing carbonation. Great hot weather beer.

This is a good, drinkable beer. The high carbonation assists with quenching thirst but makes it harder to drink.

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Photo of laituegonflable
2.64/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very nice, rich, pastel red with good thick head that sinks with visible bubbles to a fairly thin one. Not bad, very ripe and fruity.

Nose has... what's this? A hint of raspberry on a raspberry beer? Yeah, it's really a hint rather than a whallop. Isn't really much to this. Not really impressive.

Yes, quite a sour raspberry flavour. It's quite unpleasant but an interesting drop. In the sense that beers that taste like nothing but raspberry are interesting. There's very little to this, just the fruitiness, slightly soft drinky. I certainly wouldn't drink it, in fact I'd rather drink cyanide, but this tastes better than cyanide, and gets you drunk instead of dead.

Mouthfeel pretty thin, little bit of fizz but it's not enjoyable sizzling just a bit tartaric. A bit too tart to drink all the time, and of course far too simple to be considered a great beer.

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Photo of smithflipper
3.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the Local Taphouse.

Pours cloudy, cricketball like red, with a very nice thick creamy head. (probably disappears a little quickly though)

Smells, well rasberry obviously, plenty of them too. some honey also.

Taste, a lovely sourness gives way to a hint of hops, that quickly makes way for rasberry jam.

a very drinkable framboise, one of the best i've had, and hopefully will have again soon. i don't care if it's a bit girly.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.13/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pinkish copper body. Highly carbonated, with a very pale pink head. Already looks like it could be quite refreshing.

Slightly fishy heavy fruit nose. A little bit sour, but mostly overwhelmed with syrupy raspberry.

A little sour on the palate, but with a general sweet fruit taste. Ends up tasting like a raspberry muffin more like the fresh fruit. Sweet, yeasty breadiness, but with that sour sweetness always permeating. It ends up tasting a little like a generic pale by the end, despite the presence of the raspberry. Mouthfeel quite suitable, the carbonation adds to the refreshing nature.

It's pretty drinkable, and quite enjoyable, to be perfectly honest, even if I say it was a guilty pleasure. Pretty refreshing, and suitable as a "summer" beer. (Although I preferred the Berliner Weisse they had on as their summer seasonal last year).

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Rich's Summer Frenzy from Wig And Pen
3.3 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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