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Razberry Wheat | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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3.56/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States
cascadebrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
4.5% ABV, 18 IBU 12 OG, 3.5 FG

Added by msubulldog25 on 07-03-2008

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Ranking:
#36,814
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
58
pDev:
16.85%
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3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer on-tap in my OBF pint glass at Oregon Brewers Festival.

Appearance: beautiful red color with no haze at all, despite the fact that it's a wheat beer. Pretty low level of effervescence, but there's a nice layer of white foam. I just love the color.

Smell: as fruit beers go, this is awesome. It smells like fresh raspberry jam -- the fruit comes through just beautifully here.

Taste: earthy as well as fruity, with a bright and natural raspberry flavor. There's a little bit of wheaty character here, but the real star is the fruit; they did a great job capturing the berry here.

Mouthfeel: light body with low carbonation; not creamy, but rocky and refreshing.

Overall: super tasty and drinkable, especially on a hot day. As fruit beers go, this is one of the best I've had.

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3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a radioactive pinkish red color with a small white cap. This beer looks like it could glow in the dark.

S: Fresh raspberries

T: If you can imagine drinking a wheat based, liquid raspberry jelly roll this would be it.

M: Very light bodied

O: One of my least favorite styles but I can appreciate it tastes good and well put together.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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2.88/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75

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4.24/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found this beer on tap this afternoon at, of all places, Hot Lips Pizza in NW Portland (Pearl District). Had a pint with a slice of pizza at one of the outdoor picnic tables.

Something seemed familiar about this one, but couldn't find anything about it on Raccoon Lodge's website. Called and talked with Art at the brewery, which confirmed my 'deja vu': this beer was served the last couple years at the Oregon Brewers Festival (and will be there once again 2008). Aha!

From the 2006 OBF program describes: "Whole raspberries added to a sour mash Berlin-style wheat beer...".
ABV: 4.5%
IBU's: unlisted

A: Vibrant pink-ish color, really a light ruby red-orange (pomegranate?). Loads of carbonation zips upward to a finger-high cloud of fizzing white head. Seems clear at the edges but has a little haziness in the core. Very little lace, head settles to a thin white film.

S: A noseful of ripe raspberries, fresh from the market! Great tartness with a musty earthiness. Wheat grassiness is dominated by berries but that's not a bad thing. Towards the end of the glass (after 25-30 minutes) the wheat/malt aromas mingled better with the fruit.

T: A load of fruit flavor, all 'raspberry' - tangy, earthy, vaguely sweet. Slightly pucker-inducing/tongue-curling. Enough wheat to give a doughiness - I had a couple sips that reminded me of raspberry jam on buttermilk biscuits. Gotta love a 'fruit beer' that pulls no punches with the fruit.

M: A springy carbonation and light body. Fairly clean on the palate, though it does leave a fine silty grit. Berry pulp? Wheat grain?

D: This fruit beer's 'sour mash Berlin-style' seems very closely akin to the sour/tart Berliner-weisse - a terrific beer style for my palate. If you are a fan of tart/sour beers and/or raspberries this is a 'must try'. It's available on-draught only at the pub and at just a handful of places around the Portland area. Very refreshing on a warm summer day and one I'll be certain to look for again.

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2.32/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

04AUG12 at the barrel house.

Very disappointed with this one. The server did not warn us this was an overnight sour mash (she later indicated after I said it was too sweet and plain).

Looks like a watered down Rose wine - flat and glassy. Smells of raspberries and sweet alcohol with a slightly rosy character. Fun nose. Flavor is much less fun. Tastes like a golden ale with a bunch of raspberry flavor - not tart, but slightly dry on the finish. Sad beer.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -50.8%

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Razberry Wheat from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 58 ratings
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