Raspberry Jam
Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Berliner Weisse
3.88 | pDev: 11.6%
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Kansas, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can at the Suwannee Music Park.
Reddish body with a decent head. Very fruity aroma with loads of raspberry.
Moderately tart with a higher ratio of wheat-grain to fruit flavors than expected. Minimal funk.
Nicely done.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love some sweet raspberry beer and this one is not only jammy but has a nice sour balanced lemon/grain flavor from the base beer. One of the better beers I have had tonight!

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Photo of brentk56
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours with a thick head that leaves very splashy lacing; the liquid underneath is cloudy, with a vague pink hue that influences the goldenstraw colored liquid

Smell: Raspberry syrup; wheat bread and lactic tones

Taste: Lactic raspberry tones, with sweetness complementing the sour element; jammy underneath, through the middle, with a bready character that adds balance to the finish

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: A fun beer, with a nice raspberry twist but the raspberry is just a bit too jammy to pull things off effectively

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very nice. Not too sour and you can absolutely taste the raspberries. One of the few beers like this that tastes way better than it smells (it smelled like wet cardboard).

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Photo of TH28
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can. 10/22/17 best by date. Appearance: Deep golden and mostly clear, with a low lying white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma: Cherry and berry fruitiness dominates over a light lactic acid aroma Taste: Starts with sweet berry flavor that builds into a moderate tart acidity. No real bitterness. Acidity seems to build in strength after the swallow. Mouthfeel: Very light with a low carbonation. Finish: A touch of berry remains, with some acidic retronasal character. Overall: Berry addition adds some sweetness to counter the acidity, but seems a bit synthetic. Light body and low carbonation make for flat, unpleasant drink. Acidity seems to pickup strength after the swallow.

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Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can
Drink By: 11/03/17

Pours a pretty nice hazy dark golden yellowish color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice quick/foamy white head, which leaves minimal sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, wheaty/grassy, with a nice touch of raspberries, some tartness. The taste is pretty nice, malty, yeasty, with some nice tartness, wheaty/grassy, with a pretty nice touch of raspberries. Medium body, ABV hidden very well. Overall, this is a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of dcotom
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12-ounce can into a stemmed cylindrical glass. Hazy, dull orange color with a pinkish tinge, snow-white two-finger head that settles into a thin ring. Aromas and flavors are fruit forward as expected, raspberry and a hint of green apple. Not much yeast funk, and not nearly as sour as some of this style. Light bodied, with a crisp finish and a touch of salinity on the aftertaste. Very pleasant and enjoyable quaff and a great food beer as well.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Opaque orange body, minimal white head, no real lacing to speak of.

S - Raspberry and lactic acidity. Bright, but sharp.

T - More modulated in on the tongue, the flavor is still foremost bright berry flavor, with a strong yogurt background. Delicious.

M - Sharp, but not aggressively so. A bit prickly in the close, however.

O - A very nicely crafted Berliner, using fruit to augment and soften the harder edge acidity of the sour beneath. Quite tasty.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The resurgence of sour ale has triggered the taste of acidity, citrus and natural fermentae in beers that leave bacteria at the helm rather than yeast. And Tallgrass takes full advantage of the movement by taking their popular Berliner-style sour wheat ale and slathering it with the robust character of raspberry.

Raspberry Jam pour a very unjammy appearance, settling in the glass with an exuberant golden appearance and expressive carbonation. Its bright and tangy scent hinges on dark wines, cider, citrus and the faint earthen scent of cork. Its taste is pleasantly sweet and cracker-like, bringing an effort of raspberry tarte to the palate.

As the sweetness drifts, the sourness applies a puckering taste to the middle palate. A soft undertow of sourdough persists and gives a light creamy support for the sourness of white grape, lime, lemon, green apple and raspberry. Trailing with a slight earthen spice, a reminiscent character of burlap and cork accompany a short raspberry aftertaste .

Medium light, the jammy part of the beer sheds light on the syrups that were common to add to Berlinerweiss, but its infused taste gives the ale its brazen acidity but limits the interference from fruit syrups. The result is a wonderful beer that suffers from its intended targets of simplicity, dryness and focus.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can

Pours hazy foggy gold with a quickly dissipating white foam head. Smells like tart raspberry jam, crackery wheat, big green apple, pear, lactic funk, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like tart raspberries, crackery wheat, green apple, pear, lactic funk, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with moderate high carbonation. Overall a nice Berliner weisse with raspberries.

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Photo of SheaDawg
4.83/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a great beer! I could sit and drink these all day long playing golf, fishing, or just sitting around being a tv bum. Not too tart, not too sweet. Just a great everyday beer. And unlike all of the normal trending beers today, the ABV will not put you down after your third beer. Everyone should love this beer!!

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Photo of D1noB
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's sweet and great up front, then the tartness hits hard, followed by a malty/grainy haymaker that sneaks up on you right at the end. Not one of there better beers but they have already set the bar so high.

Taste Rating in Words: It's similar to someone having you on the rope, one punch after another, you can't seem to catch a break.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very nice experience. Fresh and light, fruity and tart - possible a little too tart and acidiic for raspberry, but it work pretty well. Nice light red color and white head fades pretty quickly. Light body appropriate for style.
So many good summer beers. Consider this one.
Thanks Bry

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Photo of Harrison8
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, oily yellow-orange. Head is three fingers and white in color, with fair retention. No lacing left behind. Aroma is raspberries, and wheat. Flavor profile is raspberry with a little sour on the back of the tongue. Very refreshing. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a little bit of fizzy, velvet to it. Overall, a refreshing beer with great qualities all around. It sips smooth and easy, and is welcome after a day outside in summer.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a two finger foamy white head.

S - Aroma is ripe raspberries and some light graininess.

T - The taste is sweet and tart raspberries, wheat and light lactic acid.

M - Light body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with crisp dry finish.

O - This is a decent Berliner Weiss. This severs it's purpose as a light refreshing beer.

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Photo of superspak
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, best before 7/15/2017. Pours lightly hazy golden/amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of juicy/lightly tart raspberries, lemon, lime, green apple, cherry, white grape, wheat, cracker, light lacto funk/salt, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, raspberries, and moderate pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big juicy/lightly tart raspberries, lemon, lime, green apple, cherry, white grape, wheat, cracker, light lacto funk/salt, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness and light tangy raspberry notes on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/juicy raspberries, lemon, lime, green apple, cherry, white grape, wheat, cracker, light lacto funk/salt, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, raspberries, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance, and zero puckering flavors after the finish. Light dryness from acidity/tartness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately grainy/acidic, and fairly crisp balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.3%. Overall this is a very nice fruited Berliner weisse. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, raspberries, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the mellow tartness/acidity. Really well balanced all around. Not super jammy, but has a nice showcase of the fruit with classic base style flavors. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Berliners are one of my favorite styles and this one doesn't disappoint. It's super fruity with a nice doughy wheaty graininess. I would want it to be a bit more tart, but it's a nicely balanced sour. I'll buy it again.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a can of Tallgrass's Raspberry Jam for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. I'm in the mood for something sour today and I thought I would take a chance on this and see what it's all about, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a 12oz can into a teku.

A- The can looks nice, it's got a nice design to it and it's a little eye catching. It poured a hazy orange color that takes on more of a golden yellow color when held to the light with a finger and a half worth of pretty creamy off white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and left a little bit of really small spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, but I wish it had a little better head retention and lacing.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with a fruity aroma being the first to show up and it imparts some nice and noticeable raspberry aromas that have a nice natural aspect to them and it's followed by a medium sour aromas and when combined with the sweetness it is a little jam like. Up next comes the malts which impart some pale malt, doughy, grainy, sweet malt and bready aromas with no single aspect seeming to stick out the most. This beer has a pretty nice aroma that makes it lives up to it's name.

T- The taste seems to be very similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the raspberries still being the first to show up and they impart all the same aspects, but they are just a little less fruity and little less jam like this time and it's followed by lower amount of high sourness. Towards the end comes the malts which impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time they come through a little more and it's the grainy and bready aspects that seem to stick out the most. On the finish there's a little bit of lingering sourness that it goes into a light raspberry and bready and grainy malt like aftertaste. This is a pretty nice tasting Berliner Weiss, but I think it's just a little maltier than it should be.

M- A little smooth, a little refreshing, a little mouth puckering, crisp, medium bodied with a higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and I thought it was a solid example of the style, it had pretty much all the aspects that I look for in the style, but when it came down to it there were some aspects that made it a little rough around the edges. This beer had ok drinkability, one is enough for me, anymore than that sourness and maltiness might start to wear on me. What I like the most about this beer is the aroma and the raspberry aspects they were both nice and the highlights of this beer. What I like the least about this beer was that the malts were a little too strong in the taste. I might buy this beer again and I wouldn't turn one down, I would recommend if you want a Berliner on the malty side with some noticeable raspberry aspects. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love it and think all it needed was a little more raspberry jam like flavors and a little less malty flavors and it could be very nice. It's not a favorite Tallgrass beer and it's a solid example of the style. Nice job guys, this is a nice and solid Berliner Weiss, keep up the hard work.

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Photo of Squire
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Relatively light gold with white cap. For some reason I seem to want these red fruit flavored weisse beers to have a reddish color but that's just me.

Aroma is definitely raspberry. Not an overflowing scent but dry, tart one. Don't notice much else.

Ooh, flavor is tart. Sorta sweet tart and jammy doing a nice dance on the palate. Tartness is more citrus like with raspberry hanging in the background. Simple flavors that last through the finish. I find little in the way of hops but didn't really expect them. Not complex but flavorful.

Light medium texture offset by enough carbonation to balance.

Calling something raspberry jam then making it tart is a bit misleading but I'll give 'em a pass. If you like sour cherries, and I do, this sort of thing is just the ticket. Don't think I'll have more than one at a sitting though cause I don't like too tart too much.

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Photo of MemphisSooner
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If you like sours, find this. Tallgrass has really produced a fantastic beer with this one. Tons of raspberry in the nose and the hints of raspberry in the sour overtones are just really nice. Great beer!

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Photo of Suds
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Berliner Weisse is a 'mood' beer. I find it amazing when the timing is right. This beer, however, would likely do well at any time. It's a hazy gold color, with not much of a head. The aroma is raspberry juice and wheat twang, and the taste is appropriately tart. The whole experience, however, fits well together. Refreshing, pallet-cleansing, and highly drinkable. I really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of TX-Badger
2/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clear yellow golden color with fizzy white head. Fake raspberries on the nose, pretty much dominates the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with some citrus and light tartness. Not that good.

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Photo of puck1225
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a snifter. Slightly cloudy golden color with a nice thick head and good lacing Strong berry smell with a slight sour note. The taste is tart and fruity and refreshing.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of white head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A fruity and tart aroma with a scent of raspberries, yeast, and wheat. Upfront scent of raspberries along with other fruit hints of green apple, lemon, and grapes. Sour hints of lacto yeast. Subtle hint of salt. Pale malt with hints of wheat, grains, and cracker. A very nice aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a tart and fruity taste with notes of raspberries, lacto, and wheat. Juicy taste of raspberries along with some green apple, grapes, and lemon zest. Sour and tart flavor of lacto yeast. Pale malt with notes of wheat, grains, and cracker. Light notes of salt. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Juicy, crisp, and drying on the finish.

Overall: A very solid take on a Berliner Weisse. The raspberries add some nice fruity sweetness without things getting too syrupy.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light brown to dark gold in color with a hazy complexion. There's a fingernail of dishwater white around the rim of the glass. The aroma is very aggressive with tart raspberry pie filling and a faint pale wheat aroma. The flavor is thankfully more in balance than the aroma. Tart raspberry, pale wheat, and lactobacillus are in harmony at the front of the palate. There's much more tart raspberry in the finish. The mouth is moderately carbonated, dry, and crisp.

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Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 160 ratings