Raspberry Provincial

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Colorado, United States
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #177
Ranked #15,862
3.9 | pDev: 10.77%
Apr 04, 2022
Feb 26, 2014
Very Good
Raspberry ProvincialRaspberry Provincial
Notes: This 4.2% sessionable sour is truly a product of creativity, ingenuity, and luck. In the summer of 2013 we took a test batch of our sessional sour summer ale, Provincial, that didn’t quite hit gravity, and decided to have some fun with it! We added a heavy dose of raspberries. The end result was so delicious, we decided to recreate it! This delightfully tart fruit beer is refreshing, with a citrusy raspberry aroma which transitions to a subtlety sweet and tart finish.

Notes of lemon zest and tart raspberries.
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2.5 by cbrady748 from New York on Apr 04, 2022
3.79 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 08, 2021
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by KT3418 from Colorado

Excellent raspberry flavor that does shine still through the tartness. Some sours seem to mask their fruits and im glad this ended up being one of the better sours I've had for sure. Good first impression from Funkwerks

May 09, 2021
4.04 by deereless from Colorado on Apr 22, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by hoptheology from South Dakota

12 oz can, best by 3/25/21, into wide mouthed glass.

Beautiful juicy pink lemonade appearance with a creamy pink ring of head.

Aroma is fresh tart raspberries and a little pink lemonade.

Flavor is tart with raspberries, lemon seeds, a little lactic acid, and a touch of vinegar.

Feel is crisp and refreshing. No finish, no alcohol.

Overall, refreshing is the best moniker for this beer. Very tasty too. Not a lights-out write-home-about-it sour, but it is a poster child for sessionable raspberry quaff.

I prefer Odell's Sippin' Pretty for a 4% berliner, otherwise this would be a good backup.

Feb 16, 2021
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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours cloudy and mauve colored with a pink tinged head that drops from two fingers to one; splashy lacing

Smell: Raspberry lollypop with a hint of tangy wheat

Taste: Tangy wheat is joined by raspberry candy flavors though the sweetness never dominates as lemon-lime tartness checks the flavors in the middle and balances the finish

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Enjoyable and refreshing; great for summer drinking

Jan 05, 2021
3.5 by cryptichead from Illinois on Nov 05, 2020
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3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Beer_Right_Back from Arizona

A summertime sour classic. Just the right amount of sour, and an excellent crisp body make the perfect background for a really juicy raspberry punch.

Sep 01, 2020
3.77 by GOBLIN from Ohio on Jul 14, 2020
4.04 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Jun 29, 2020
4.5 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 23, 2020
4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on May 06, 2020
4 by jewellrunner from Missouri on May 04, 2020
3.77 by swid from Missouri on Jan 03, 2020
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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is hazy whitish pink in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving some delicate lacing covering the surface and a collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of raspberries and other berries are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is a bit sour with flavors of raspberries, although these are more like the type of raspberry flavor you get from candies rather than raspberry purée.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied and somewhat tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This Berliner Weisse doesn't have the type of creamy, yogurt-like mouthfeel that you normally see in beers of this style. It is very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

Dec 06, 2019
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3.47/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by MattDecker from Texas

Look: looks like a pretty rosé
Smell: sour, doughy, tart berry
Taste: tart, sour berry follow-through
Feel: medium, decent mouth-feel
Overall: not bad, didn't bring the flavor like I wanted but tasty nonetheless

Nov 28, 2019
3.5 by TheBrewsky from California on Oct 15, 2019
3.92 by nruhlig from Minnesota on Oct 06, 2019
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3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Had this on tap at the end of May 2019 on the Denver/Milwaukee trip. Dug it. Notes seem to indicate it was on either at Comrade or wherever we hit right after Comrade (trve?).

Pours a feint pink. Some cloudiness. 1/4" off white pinkish head. Big blast of raspberries in the nose, this is one example where the commercial tug job is on point, it truly is a "heavy" dose of raspberries going on.

Taste was very dry, sourness was more like a wild ale than a berliner, but it was still enjoyable, and it wasn't over the top sourness like you come across too often in these styles that require more of a deft hand and light touch (gose, saison, berliner etc. . . ). Enjoyed the light body, great usage of wheat, well carbonated and appropriate. I dunno what these go for in the bottle, but I could totally see crushing these in an outdoor warm weather setting. I think this summer I really nailed down the fact it is my favorite drinking season. Beers like this one are why. Flavorful, dry, easy to crush.

Sep 18, 2019
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3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by REVZEB from Illinois

Murky pink with no head. Smells like raspberry lemonade with begian yeast and a touch of sourness. Taste has wheat, belgian yeast, raspberries especially the skin, and some muddled citrus. Feel is thin, light, a little watery, but sharp on the finish.

Sep 18, 2019
4.05 by tcbro023 from Wisconsin on Sep 03, 2019
3.09 by Jade from Ohio on Aug 31, 2019
4.04 by ColForbinBC from New Jersey on Aug 29, 2019
4.25 by ummswimmin from New Jersey on Aug 15, 2019
4.02 by Nunya from Ohio on Jul 28, 2019
4 by Mortarforker from Texas on Jul 20, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by robotnewyork from Michigan

Kettle sourish, not too boozy. Pleasing raspberry flavor. Sarah Had at j bar in Aspen. Light enough so that you can drink a few.

Jul 13, 2019
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

"Best by 8/27/19"; drank 7/5/19 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy pink appearance.

An even pour yielded a nice white/pink head; decent lace.

Raspberry, mild wheat & faint lemon notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Dry wheat & mild raspberry flavors; an enticing nose gives way to a rather bland beer.

It's nice enough, and might do you well on a golf course, but it's not one to seek out.

Jul 06, 2019
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3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Nephilium from Ohio

Bright raspberry aroma, pours a clear pinkish with a quickly fading off-white head. Mild tartness, with a finish of raspberry sweetness. Very light bodied, and easy drinking. A nice summer drinker for hot weather.

Jul 04, 2019
3.81 by rsuarez1982 from Texas on Jul 02, 2019
3.79 by BarrelAgedG from California on Jul 01, 2019
3.91 by alexsergio from New York on Jun 19, 2019
3.97 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana on Jun 15, 2019
3.88 by digitalflood from New York on Jun 13, 2019
3.83 by edthehead from New York on May 30, 2019
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4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by buschbeer from Ohio

11.2 FL OZ bottle
Served in a sour glass

This beer pours a pinkish amber hue. It is topped with a couple inches of off white head that leaves spotty lacing.

It has a very fruity and tart aroma. It has lots of raspberry.

It tastes like a raspberry ale with a tart, dry finish.

Light bodied with a light, semi dry mouthfeel

This is a light, refreshing beer with a nice raspberry presence. It is pretty good value for a 6 pack sour and given the quality.

May 18, 2019
4 by Maillard from Ohio on May 06, 2019
4.04 by sjjn from California on May 04, 2019
4.25 by kybeerdrinker from Kentucky on May 03, 2019
Raspberry Provincial from Funkwerks
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 368 ratings