Window Pane Series Raspberry | Mother Earth Brewing

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Window Pane Series RaspberryWindow Pane Series Raspberry

Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brewing
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by brewdude1982 on 04-01-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 51
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2014 vintage. Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a rose-tinted copper coloring with a tall, frothy, bubbly, off-white head. Aromas of tart raspberry, toasted grains, and subtle notes of dry and tart chardonnay. Flavors are very tart forward, with raspberry first and foremost, and strong chardonnay fruit and dryness in the backbone. This becomes a very tart, fruity palate throughout. The smooth, crisp body keeps it drinkable, but it is definitely a sipper. The aftertaste fades quickly, but it's all raspberry fruit. The finish has a tart linger on a smooth body. My guess is this would mellow out nicely if aged.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served from bottle into a Mother Earth snifter (proper!). Poured a deep ruby red-orange with a one finger white head that subsided to half a finger very slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, funk, raspberries, and white wine. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, raspberries, funk, wine, and wood. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation.Overall this was a decent brew. It more closely related to a wine rather than a beer if I am completely honest here. Only difference was in that it had a sweet note from the raspberries. Glad I got to tick it, but doubt I would buy another bottle in the future.

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Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

During a recent trip to NC, I picked a bottle of this up for $19. 750ml corked and caged offering poured into a snifter. The brew appears a clear copper color with a huge frothy white head that leaves a full wall of lace sticking to the glass. A swirl revives a finger of suds back to the surface.

The aroma is unmistakeable smelling of raspberry mingled with other fruity aspects. A bit more of a fruited perfume aspect emerges from the glass as it warms with some solvent alcohol. Across the back is a little grassy edge.

The flavor includes a spicy oak character upfront almost like cinnamon and charred oak with a mild vanilla sweetness. A bit of cheesy funk into the aftertaste and solvent alcohol that starts to warm things up. Sometimes when bigger sips are taken, you can up on a mild accenting spice of wit/belgian yeast notes with faint clove that blends into the previously mentioned barrel character.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. A little boozy at times for a wit and overall an interesting offering. It is raw with oak and cinnamon-like spice that was interesting. Having drank this immediately after the blackberry version I can undoubtably state I prefered this one. However, at this price point I would not buy again.

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Photo of oberon
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Sticks and Stones here in Greensboro last night.Poured into a goblet a hazed straw color with a nice looking half finger white head atop.Aromas are citric with some lactic raspberry and honey,the aromas really jump out at ya.Flavors are fruity with a toasted edge up front but then a healthy dose of barnyard funkiness hits and lingers in the finish.I like this beer but Iam just not a big fan of the funk,in saying that,this is a very well made beer.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful strong wheat ale aged in barrels woven with raspberries.

Presentation: 750 ml brown corked and caged bottle. Somewhat tacky and/or lazily designed label with a dull section of a window frame, image of a barrel, and the raspberries. Side notes offer a small description, bottling date 2013, and notes 8.3% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Slightly hazy deep golden pour, small head with moderate retention and some gentle touches of lacing.

S - Soft fruity nose, light raspberries and an undertone of sweetness...

T - …which open up dramatically in the palate. Long wheat sweetness, woven in oak, vanilla, remote vinous hint, and there goes the raspberry, gently with a tart dash, and back to the sweet barrel…

M - Medium to medium-full body with soft carbonation… Nice creaminess. Long lingering sipping sense.

O - A delightful flow, hint of tartness, dash of berries and a shining sense of the barrels over the packing sweetness…

Notes: …it sure hit a weak spot. One of the best new brews I've had all year so far. Quite a highlight. The tartness is not the focus but the touch is also there, same with the fruit, if anything the barrel pushes farther the range than anything else and it is all woven in a rather spectacular sweet flow. The design is not that inviting and it took me a while to grab it with these mixed reviews and rest of the feedback I was getting… This should be flying off shelves. Underrated and-or telling about a bizarre palate? Sure enough I´ll try to get hold of a couple more bottles to see if this was an off-day.

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Photo of xnicknj
2.87/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

750mL bottle poured into FW teku - thanks to CarolinaKevin

Hazy golden straw pour with a bubbly crop of white head resting on top, dissolves into a streaky film with a few spots of lacing left behind.

Funky yeast and hints of fruit in the nose with grape skin and oak. Alcohol warmth with a slightly prevalent funky cheese note that persistently pokes through, reminding me of a certain awful beer that I shan't mention here.

A medley of fruit up front with juicy raspberries and ripened white grapes. Vinous notes with chardonnay and pinot, toasted oak and warmth. Buttery and funky with bready tones and some of the aforementioned cheesiness. Finishes boozy with lingering raspberries.

Fuller medium body, softer carbonation, creamy and slick on the tongue. Perhaps I was expecting the wrong thing from this beer, but I just couldn't get past the funky cheese aspect while drinking this.

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Photo of brentk56
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a thin film sitting on top of the clear honey colored liquid; just a few sports are left on the glass

Smell: Floral raspberry buttressed by oak and shortbread

Taste: Bready and with the somewhat sweet raspberry flavors building through the middle; buttery oak and shortbread, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation (despite the pour)

Overall: Fruity and refreshing though not the type of beer I would seek out regularly

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Photo of jlindros
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BIg thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Light fizzy solid head covering, hint of lacing, very hazy orange slight nectar colored beer.

Nose is ridiculous buttery oak, just pure buttery oak, little raspberry, nice sweat caramel candy apple like malts, wafts of booze and nice Belgian esters to go with it, light dusty oak, faint pear, the more I nose the more I get a nice raspberry, little seed as well.

Taste is nice too, again starts with the buttery oak, plenty if buttery toasty oak. Then light raspberries, like fresh raspberry with the seeds and hairs in, but still light. A light sweet candy malt, grainy slight husk like malt and wheat, definite wheat, light, semi sweet candy butterscotch and toffee caramel. Some warming booze that brings faint esters too, and touch of bready yeast and raspberry seed. Finish is sweet raspberry iced cream, berry seed tannins, more buttery oak, sweet sticky, and some wheat.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier syrupy bodied, plenty of carb and some warming booze.

Overall quite nice, slightly lower than the blackberry and fig and raisin but still very nice. Wheat, nice raspberry and fruit, and plenty of buttery oak, and a nice overall drink, but a bit boozy overall.

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Photo of rudzud
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a trade and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear honey hue with a quarter inch head that fades to leave super light wisps.

S - Aromas of light raspberry that initially gets overpowered by rich buttery oak. Delicious barrel aromas, so much oaken wood, faint wheat ...the raspberry grows stronger as tine passes. Super nice.

T - Taste is similar to the nose...nice wheat notes, good raspberry, and delicious oak. Buttery rich oak. The alcohol though, its mighty present. Wish this was less boozy on the pallet.

M - Mouthfeel is very nice, drinkable though there's a sneaking warmth to it. Definitely a sipper.

O - Overall I very much enjoyed this beer. Still though, I like the blackberry and the fig ones better. Still though this is a damn good beer.

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Photo of tdm168
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bottle

A - murky, dark orange with a big, soft, white head that has great retention

S - oak, wheat, winey, some faint raspberries

T - raspberries, some faint malt, mild tartness, additional fruity esters, oak

M - viscous, medium bodied, well carbonated

This is an interesting beer. The raspberries are present but not alone. The wine barrels add some buttery, viscous, oaky notes that do a great job in complementing the raspberries. This is definitely better than the peach offering in this series. I would definitely have this again.

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Photo of brewdude1982
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was bomber poured into a pint glass.

This beer pours a dark yellow/amber with a light head. It smells like wheat an wine. It was kept in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir barrels for 3 months. It taste very very boozy and I definitely taste the wine. The raspberries are an afterthought since they are overpowered by the wine. It has a good body considering that it is a wheat beer. Decent carbonation and an interesting style.

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Window Pane Series Raspberry from Mother Earth Brewing
3.8 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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