Raspberry Wheat Ale | Garrison Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Garrison Brewing Company
Nova Scotia, Canada
garrisonbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This golden wheat ale comes alive with it’s unique, natural raspberry flavour. A crisp, refreshing, one-of-a-kind taste that’s a perfect summer thirst quencher!

13 IBU

Added by Bunnyhop on 02-18-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
66
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
14.87%
 
 
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0
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Photo of JoshuaCCampbell
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PorterPro125
4.24/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type: 500 mL Pour into a Garrison Pint Glass @ King Street Ale House, Fredericton, N.B.

A- Pours a Deep golden colour topped by a fluffy white 1 1/2 finger head. Good retention and lots of lacing.

S- Incredible fresh raspberry aroma. Nothing artificial here. Nothing complex, just a good hit of fresh, juicy raspberries.

T- Bread, soft fruity yeast flavours, and a good hit of raspberry tartness to end off. Very refreshing flavour.

M- Light to Medium body and moderate carbonation. Probably wouldn't hurt to be a bit thicker but nothing bad to speak of.

O- I usually shy away from a lot of Fruit beers because they tend to taste "fake" but this one really delivers in the fruit department. Aromas and flavours of fresh raspberries are a real treat. Nothing too sweet, just authentic, tart flavour.

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Photo of Grogsky
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Very nice raspberry scent, not fake by any means. Nice clear pale dark golden colour. The raspberry hits strong, and lasts throughout the drink. A nice drink after supper.

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Photo of btg95
3.11/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jfreeze
3.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of headlessparrot
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrempel
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
3.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DamageCase76
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of dcerdman
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of jillo
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Very nice hint of raspberry!

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Photo of muskiesman
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of mick303
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a gold colour, quite pale with furious carbonation. White, large bubbly head sinks quite quickly. Bit disappointing lace-wise too. Looks lagery. Not terrible though.

Smells fruity with rather meaty raspberry notes, quite tart and tangy. Yeah pleasant but one-note.

Taste is similar, quite creamy but then rather lagery in the sense of yeasty, somewhat bready. Touch of fruit, some pie spice and a bit bitter. Not quite sure how to slot it into style but pleasant enough.

A bit fizzy, thinnish but OK.

Intriguing but not amazing.

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Photo of Loveofbeer
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of cam477
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of sdm9465
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of lgmol
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Jeffry-Mazerolle
1/5  rDev -70.8%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.57/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

11.5oz (?) bottle purchased from the brewery by my Mum and brought back to Australia. Shared with @LaitueGonflable.

Pours a very pale golden colour, very clear and very bright in the body. Carbonation is extremely coarse and rather effervescent. Crazy head of off-white forms very solidly despite a gentle pour. Specked in the body with bits of chunks when the sediment is aroused. Body is very light. Overall, it looks okay, but not really better than that.

Nose smells intensely of raspberries, but with a thick sugary sweetness. Slight vegetative undertone, but not really much contribution from anything else. It's intense, but a little bit one-dimensional.

Taste is very disappointing by comparison. Here, there's a huge clinging yeasty earthiness, which lambasts the more subtle raspberry character, making it feel small and meek. Bready tones come through as well. There is a touch of raspberry on the front, but stacks of that nasty woody, yeasty, nasty nastiness on the back. It's a big shame.

Feel is very light, leaving nothing to the imagination.

Overall, this isn't very good. It's weird, which at least makes it interesting, but the characters don't mesh well together. In the end, it didn't do much for me.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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Raspberry Wheat Ale from Garrison Brewing Company
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