WRaspberry Ale | Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom

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WRaspberry AleWRaspberry Ale

Brewed by:
Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom
Alberta, Canada

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
You will not find any preservatives in this thirst quenching ale. But additives? That's a different story, as each brew of Wild Rose WRaspberry Ale is infused with thousands of natural, juicy-red additives called raspberries.

12 IBU

Added by IronDjinn on 08-04-2003

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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of KeiferJennings
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A beautiful, local, rosy gold brew. While a raspberry fruit beer, don't expect a sweet drink - it is rather pleasantly tart. Very light and refreshing,.. worth a try!

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Photo of Keistler
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cknoch
3.72/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of derdtheterd
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JPNesker
3.39/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jcubz
3.47/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.73/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

355ml can poured into tulip.

Pours a rosy amber with one finger of white head that leaves sudsy lace as it recedes.

Smells of raspberry jam and soft grainy pale malt. Pleasant, but not exactly complex.

Tastes of more mild pale malt and more jammy raspberry. Not as sweet as you'd think.

Feels light and fizzy. Light bodied with frothy carbonation. Finishes sweet and fruity.

Verdict: Recommended. Good summer beer.

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3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MilkLeg
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sherpahigh
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of robertwmartin
3.49/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is a decent fruit beer. It pours quite cloudy, reminiscent of a lambic. There is a quite a bit of raspberry aroma as well, and again this beer makes me think of a lambic. The raspberry adds tartness to the taste and there is a enough carbonation to really make you notice it as it goes down. There isn't a lot of mouthfeel to it, but I have been drinking a number of malty brews lately, so maybe I am biased right now as a result.

Overall, this is pretty light for an ale, and I don't like it as much as their Velvet Fog, however this is a good fruit beer worthy of a spot in your rotation.

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Photo of KaraBoBeera
3.79/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of headlessparrot
3.26/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.49/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a standard pub glass at a Calgary restaurant. A huge fixture here but holds relatively little interest for me. Consider this a review for the sake of being comprehensive.

Light golden color with slight reddist tint, a finger or so of peaked frothy white head. Aroma is lightly fruity, more cherry than raspberry I'd say but there is a tartness nonetheless. Slight astringent grainy note as well, a little buttered bread. This jam on toast likeness carries over onto the palate. Crisp, slightly grassy, just a tinge of buttery malts, the fruitiness subtle and vibrant, not overpowering. Thin and fizzy (as expected) with some green hop flavors in the finish.

Not much more to say. Decent fruit beer, standard wheat beer base and a delicate hand with the raspberries.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

For me, fruit beer is summer beer. When this appeared in my Wild Rose taster pack, I was glad it was a warm December day so I could sample it in front of my barbecue. There is a strong raspberry nose, a bit of sweet lager with a bitter finish. As far as fruit beers go, this is pretty good. The fruit seems important, rather than an afterthought. Wild Rose is a very dependable brewery and has outpaced Big Rock in my books.

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Photo of Gobstyle
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of ThomasT
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Appearance: Strawberry blonde, slightly cloudy with a slight head and a bit of lacing. Some sediment/pulp in the bottle.
Smell: Raspberry, bread.
Taste: Slightly sweet up front. Mild, but tasty raspberry in the middle. Yeast in the back. Moderate tartness and very mild hop bitterness. Fairly drinkable.
Overall: The best raspberry ale I have had. Very drinkable, but not all that interesting.

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Photo of Corson
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Canmore
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of GScratch
1.99/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Off gold, 1 inch of pinkish white head in pint glass, slight lacing.

Grey / Brown chunks of (raspberry?) floating around left a 'dirty' feel to the pour and marred the head. Raspberry flavour for sure, but predominantly in the palate backed by light malt and wheat flavours.

Musty, mildewy odour pervaded the nose. Like the cardboard the raspberries were shipped in. Cardboard and funk. Didn't hold up well at all. Really, I should have rated lower, because I dumped it.

Poured a Coopers Wheat Ale homebrew that made my mouth feel better after.

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Photo of Howlader
1.25/5  rDev -62.6%

Photo of Beervana
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Exeter
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Duggyb
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of deonreds
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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WRaspberry Ale from Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom
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