Olde Peninsula Rockin' Razberry Wheat | Olde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant

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Olde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant
Michigan, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Wildman on 10-13-2003

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 11
Photo of WoodBrew
3.02/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

No....no....no....not a fan....sorry. The beer poured a cloudy yellow with white head that did not lace. The scent was the best thing and did carry a nice raz flare. The taste was very medicinal and I did not enjoy it. The mouthfeel was light in body with subtle carbonation. Overall.....no thank you.

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Photo of mactrail
2.48/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Cloying tutti-fruiti flavor instantly attacks the tongue. Cherry cough syrup in the back of the mouth. Very sweet, like honey. Hops come up then seem to be lost. Cloudy pale amber in the mug. you take a sip, get past the sweetness, and it tastes OK for a second. Then you get the wave of candy covering up for the bitter medicine taste.

Borders on the repellant. To be objective, it's a decent mouthfeel witha slight tartness in the aftertaste. Now spit. On tap at the brewpub in Kalamazoo. From notes Sept. 18, 2011.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.41/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy yellow/ orange-ish color with a white head. In the aroma, earthy, hoppy and a small fruit presence. In the taste, sweet to dry raspberry, light wheat notes. A smooth and medium mouthfeel, with a dry raspberry aftertaste. Nice raspberry flavor, easy to drink.

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Photo of scoobybrew
3.68/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this from the tap at the brewpub. It has a cloudy, light golden color with absolutely no head at all, probably due to the level of tap carbonation. In the scent, raspberries are dominant, but not overwhelmingly strong. I can detect some wheat malt in the scent. It's a very tempting aroma. It has a nice smooth raspberry taste to the flavor. The raspberry is definitely present, but doesn't overwhelm the American wheat base, which is very enjoyable and I have found, can be quite uncommon in a fruit beer. The body is a creamy medium light consistency, with decent medium carbonation.

This is a really good American wheat based fruit beer. This is very enjoyable, especially on a summer day. As it's not too sweet, I could drink quite a few of these, but I probably would favor some of the pub's other selections due to my personal tastes. However, definitely worth a sample and quite nice if fruit beers are your thing.

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Photo of Crosling
2.77/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Sampled on draught @ the Olde Peninsula Brewpub in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Filtered clarity with a light pale color. Bursting raspberry fruit aroma, and nothing else, but at least the fruit is vibrant and semi-inviting. Sweet bready and cookie-like malts, with a heavy raspberry puree flavor. It’s cloyingy sweet but at least drinkable. A pretty good raspberry wheat beer, considering that it’s a raspberry wheat.

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Photo of tempest
3.45/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a glass while stopping for dinner in K'zoo.

Light amber body, no real head or lacing, but a nice color nevertheless. Smells like raspberry with a little malt sweetness. Tastes like raspberry with, again, a little malt in there. Don't know where the wheat in this one went. Tasting and easy drinking overall. A good beer for anyone that doesnt like beer, or really likes raspberry.

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Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.35/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color is much more like a beer than any other raspberry beverage I’ve had in my pubcrawl across Michigan over the weekend. Taste has much more hoppiness and malt to it. Raspberries are there sharing the taste instead of overpowering it. This wins out over similar brews from Bell's and Michigan Brewing.

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Photo of Wildman
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It seems everybody wants to do a raspberry beer these days, usually as a wheat beer. This brewpub is no different. It poured a yellow color and formed a small white head that left trace lace. Some carbonation was present. The aroma was of hops with a hint of raspberry. The flavor was of hops and raspberry, but didn't beat you over the head with as some do. The finish was light and sweet. Not really a fan of this style, but it's alright and should appeal to those fans of it.

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Olde Peninsula Rockin' Razberry Wheat from Olde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant
3.33 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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