Colchuck Raspberry Wheat | Icicle Brewing Company

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3.94/5
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15 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Icicle Brewing Company
Washington, United States
iciclebrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No mater the time of year, our Colchuck Raspberry Wheat has captured the spirit of Spring by fermenting our fresh golden ale with an abundance of Willamette Valley raspberries, adding a slight sweetness and tartness to the transition. No matter your shoe-style... flip flop or high top, you’ll be able to kick your feet up with the perfect pint!

ABV: 5.0% IBU: 17 OG: 12.4⁰P FG: 3.0⁰P

Added by Sky2625 on 08-21-2011

BEER STATS
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#18,923
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
15
pDev:
12.18%
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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.17/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

2017-07-08
Crowler from the brewery served in a Redhook sampler glass. My friend gave it to my wife yesterday.

Pours a slightly pinkish/whitish/amber with a small head and medium carbonation. Smell is kind of muddy grains with a hint of fruit, a little hint of bud light.

Taste is definitely raspberry, and mediocre wheat.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly effervescent. Overall, not bad, but not particularly good.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bibliophile1900
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JonathanAlires
4.59/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of BeerCentralWA
4.97/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A – pink/ orange with clouding. Beautiful golden pink color
Smell – wheat sweetness and tart berry notes
Mouthfeel – highly carbonated, champagne feel. Medium body. Crisp finishing.
Taste – wheat body and honey sweet notes balanced well with tart raspberry and good carbonation
Overall – Excellent use of berry in wheat. Crisp light and delicious sweet/tart summer seasonal.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Sky2625
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery as their summer seasonal. Poured to a standard pint glass (notes from 8/12/11):

A - Poured a very murky golden tan with 1/2-finger of white small bubble head. No retention on the head, spotty lacing.

S - Moderate intensity of fresh raspberry, not artifical sweetness or tartness, but right off the vine, balanced with a sunny golden wheatiness.

T - Mild lemony citrus hop, with a pop of dark raspberry tart over the mild light wheat malt sweetness. Finishes with a light bitterness hidden in the wheaty flavor, and the aftertaste is cool mellow raspberry.

M - Light to medium body, but creamy in texture. Sharp quick fizz of carbonation at the front of th tongue that slowly sizzles away to reveal the flavor. The raspberry adds a smooth and velvety texture. Finishes dry.

D - Very good. The raspberry flavor is the closest to fresh-picked I've tasted in a beer, and overall the beer itself is not to sweet or fruity. It's a well-balanced and flavorful fruit/wheat beer. This is a great summer beer, but would be a yeaar-round treat as well.

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Colchuck Raspberry Wheat from Icicle Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 15 ratings