Berry The Hatchet | Coronado Brewing Company

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Berry The HatchetBerry The Hatchet

Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Refreshing, light and slightly tart but never sour, this wheat beer is infused with a bushel of flavor. Red raspberries, blackberries and boysenberries collide with the perfect blend of hops and malt for a sweet, crisp, rose-colored ale that’s so easygoing, it lets bygones be bygones.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 43
Photo of smcolw
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blood orange color and hazy. Nearly no head but it was a gentle pour. Some ring lace. Spots thereafter.

Mild aroma of pale malt and blackberries.

The blackberry is the most notable flavor. I don't get much wheat on the tongue. High carbonation with a moderate body. The swallow leaves a coating in the mouth even though this isn't very sweet.

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Photo of johlac66
3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 22oz. bottle into a Weizen Glass:
Rose pink with a two finger off-white head that settled to a thin foam.
Raspberries on the nose. Blackberries and boysenberries follow across the palate.
Moderate carbonation but somewhat flat mouthfeel. Very slightly tart, sourish finish.
Would have liked more tartness and a more vibrant mouthfeel. Tasty and refreshing nonetheless.

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Photo of teromous
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I don't see any bottle date.

Appearance: It looks like pink grapefruit juice. It has a pink color and it is very hazy. There isn't really a head on this beer. When I first poured the beer it had a very short white layer that quickly fizzed out. It has a lot of carbonation bubbles popping across the surface.

Aroma: It has a souring berry aroma; not sour like tart but souring as if a berry were going bad. The aroma is pretty standard for what you will find in beer made with actual fruit. It has a nice raspberry syrup aroma but I can't say that I would be able to pick out any other specific berry aromas.

Taste: Up front there is a very light tartness like a very watered down raspberry lemonade. The wealth of flavor in this beer is occupied by wheat.

Mouthfeel: It has a lot of carbonation but the wheat keeps the beer pretty smooth. Unfortunately it just feels very watered down and empty.

Overall: The beer is not as fruity or sour as something like a Lambic (it isn't one anyway) so expect something with a very moderate fruit presence. Drinking the beer blind I would not be able to pick out more than one berry. It has a lot of wheat flavor but it is in no way a Hefeweizen so you won't get a lot of the associative flavors or aromas. The beer feels very watered down but it would be decent for somebody looking for a beer with a light presence for a hot summer day. Personally I find it a bit lacking and there are other fruit/wheat beers that are better but I know that I could find a handful of individuals who would be interested in drinking it.

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Photo of basaywhat
3.06/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours almost pink, no head. Aroma is strong berry. Taste is a malty lager taste with a hint of raspberry sweetness and a dose of blackberry tartness built in. Finish is tart, but not unpleasant. Doesn’t taste like beer at all.

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Photo of chinchill
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Orange Street brewpub location.
Pours reddish amber with a small but semi-durable head that leaves more lacing than expected.
Aroma: fruity wth raspberry, boysenberry and blackberry elements, in that order.

Taste: quite fruity wth raspberry, boysenberry and blackberry elements, but the wit base is still apparent. Sweet up front with nice light bitterness and tartness in the finish. Lingering berry aftertaste.

O: excellent for style.

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Berry The Hatchet from Coronado Brewing Company
3.47 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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