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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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SickGnar
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden with a slight hue of ambery copper, bit white cap of foam that start to settle right away. Bright & clear with lots of bubbles. Some splotches of lace.

S: Basic wheat beer base. Raspberries for sure. I think they used the real thing – rounded with a fair bit of berry tartness. Good strength & pleasant fruit beer.

T: Grainy, pale, & slightly wheaty base. Raspberry seems very real – rounded, a tad bit of tartness and bite – and not all syrupy & cloying. Perhaps the barest hint of diacetyl. No hops.

M: A tad under medium body. Carbonation is a little bit over being balanced. Minimal sweetness or other textures but there is a little bit. Finish actually goes a tad drying & refreshing.

D: Not remarkable, but a very reasonable & drinkable raspberry fruit beer. Basic but tasty & very solid fruit beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Converge
3.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Pours with a fizzy white head and clean copper hue with a pinkish tinge. No head retention, and no lacing.

S - Barley malt and mild tart raspberries. I'll give this one credit, this smells like actual fruit to me, and not an artificial flavor. Sort of like raspberry jam with 2-row and flaked wheat. The fruity character here is surprisingly pleasant and inviting.

T - Light malt upfront with just a moment of raspberry flavor in the finish before it disappears into an aftertaste of light bready malt, wheat, and barley. While the raspberries taste like actual raspberries, they feel a bit too sweet and not tart enough. Overall this is incredibly light with a refreshing feel and subtle fruitiness.

M - Light body with carbonation on the high end. Borders on fizzy, but nothing too inappropriate for the style I suppose.

D - Miles ahead of GIB's False Creek Raspberry mess, but an unspectacular beer nonetheless. I also appreciate the use of actual raspberries and having this beer actually reflect the profile of an ale to some extent. I basically just expected an artificially sweetened lager that would be consumed exclusively on the patios of Southern Alberta, but I can actually see myself trying this one again.

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of CrazyMike
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Red copper appearance that's slightly cloudy with a small amount of head leaving some lacing. Smell consists of raspberries, wheat, malt with a hint bread and peaches.

Taste consists mainly of raspberries along with a hint of malt, wheat, floral hops and bread. Very light tasting overall and bitter. Light bodied with low carbonation. Aftertaste is a longer dry berry taste.

Not a bad fruit beer, although the taste could use more of a kick to it (thought I would be blasted with berries), it's refreshing, drinkable and not to fruity. Worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Hornet2003
3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: peach colored. Pours with little head, just a pop-like fizz. Really looks like peach spritzer. Kind of fitting, considering it's a refreshment brew.

Smell: Light and floral. Almost a rose and raspberry aroma. Not too over the top with the raspberries as there is definitely still a little malt in there to keep it smelling like beer.

Taste: Very light for an ale. Crisp and refreshing biscuity flavors dominated by the fruitiness of roses and raspberries. I appreciate the subdued nature of this raspberry ale as a lot of times, breweries put the flavors a bit over the top.

Mouthfeel: Good overall. A little prickly carbonation which lends itself well to the refreshment value of this beer. Again, not over the top so you're not burping every ten seconds while enjoying it.

Overall: I really like Wild Rose's interpretation of the WRaspberry Ale! Great refreshment value, and you aren't blown away by raspberry nectar. Top quality raspberry ale.

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1.84/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Purchased and brought as a gift.

Opened a fresh cold bottle.

Poured as expected, slighty hazey, slighty red.

Smell.>>Hmmm...no raspberry here, just a sourness, not a nice lambic sourness...

Taste: Ouch...I dont think this finished fermenting. Taste of corn and unfermented grains. Odd... The rapberry sourness does not work at all in this...

Mouthfeel is very odd as well, almost like there are starches hanging around...

Not impressed at all. I try to be positive, but i just can't drink this..down the drain....

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3.36/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Number three of six in a sampler pack... fruit beers aren't really my thing, but Wild Rose has impressed me so far. I'm eager to try this one on the first warm night of the year in Alberta, perfect timing.

Pours a cloudy, rosé-copper colour with a fizzy head that is in a hurry to leave, but leaves behind some lacing and a collar around the rim. Smell is of raspberries, i.e. a little sweet and a little sour. Not much else.

Now for the important part... very fizzy on the tongue, but beyond the carbonation there are some nice things going on in my mouth. Mostly raspberries and the slight tartness you'd associate with the fruit; also some malt sweetness in the front with a slight bitterness in the aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel and light-body; very crisp and refreshing on a hot night.

I like this, even though the style is not one of my favorites. The raspberry flavour isn't obnoxious, but it's still the dominant one, and there isn't a lot else to taste past that. Probably won't get this again, but it's still worthy of a try if fruitbier is your thing.

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WRaspberry Ale from Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom
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