Acai Berry Wheat | Eel River Brewing Co.

Acai Berry WheatAcai Berry Wheat
BA SCORE
3.09/5
163 Ratings
Acai Berry WheatAcai Berry Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Eel River Brewing Co.
California, United States
eelriverbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by orbitalr0x on 04-04-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,421
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
163
pDev:
17.8%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of Ford
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.56/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

not as bad as the masses say, but a little too sweet to be refreshing. not sure how they did this either, im pretty sure you can only get powdered or concentrated acai berries in the united states, and that the fresh berries have very little to them other than skin. did eel river user a powder or what? id like to know. the beer itself pours a hazy orangey yellow color, a little unnatural looking, but there is a nice white head on top with acceptable retention. the nose is sweet, somewhere between blackberry and blueberry, with lots of malted wheat and unfiltered yeast. the flavor is about the same, but the sweetness of the fruit element is overtaking, very from concentrate sort of sugary aspect to it, overdone I think. could use a little more hops to crisp up the finish too. decent mouthfeel, light as hell, especially at only 4% abv. could be a great summer drink with a few modifications. I much preferred the bigger stuff from eel river, but props for this being organic.

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Photo of chugamugofsud
2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.1/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle pours a clear gold color with a fluffy cap of white head. Retention is average and the lacing light.

Nose is somewhere between blueberries and pomegranates on the fruit scale with some notable wheat tang to give it some sharpness.

Taste is lighter than expected with a grainy sweetness and a cardboardy-wheatiness. The berry flavors are there, but not a whole lot else going on. Not a bad beer, and the acai flavors are there, but just a bit too one-dimensional with the base beer being too light, boring and neutral.

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4/5  rDev +29.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Mora2000
3.26/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is full of very sweet berries and a hint of wheat. I guess it might be acai, but I have no idea what that berry smells like. The flavor is similar. There is a lot of sweet berry notes, as well as a hint of wheat. The berries smell a bit like a combination of cherries and raspberries. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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2.75/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.38/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap served in a nonical pint glass

A - Pale gold with 1 finger white head moderate retention and good lacing

S - Wheat, berry, acai, raspberry

T - Follows nose, wheat backbone.

M - Light body, moderate carbonation, watery

O - Neat concept but average execution.

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Photo of OPBrewCrew
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of kylehay2004
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: half finger frothy head on a pale golden body.

S: mild berry sweetness with light malts and wheat.

T: wheat and generic berry flavors. a little watery but refreshing.

M: light body and high carbonation.

Overall: pretty simple. I am unfamiliar with what acai berries should taste like but the berry is easy to detect in both aroma and taste.

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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1/5  rDev -67.6%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from 6/2011 notes. Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy light orange yellow amber. Thin dissipating head with no lacing. Pungent aroma of fruit, presumably acai with a hint of wheat. Pleasant light acai fruit flavor that fades quickly. Only a hint of wheat or hops. Dry, faintly flavored finish. It tastes like this could be quite nice with a bit more flavor. Not bad for a low ABV, fruit flavored drink, but not something I'd go to for an ale.

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Acai Berry Wheat from Eel River Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.09 out of 5 with 163 ratings
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