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Wasatch Raspberry Wheat Beer | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative

utahbeers.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-28-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,426
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
62
pDev:
15.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of Texasfan549
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kjkinsey
3.64/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Acquired via trade from Wasatch, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of strong and tart raspberries with a background of wheat, hops and light malts.

T: The taste is nicely balanced as the raspberry flavor is no where near as strong as it is in the smell and doesn’t overpower you like it can in other beers that use it. It’s accompanied by flavors of wheat, cream and a little spice. The malt character is thin and the hops presence is mild. The after-taste is slightly sweet and a little bready.

M: Smooth and crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, clean and dry finish.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not very filling, I usually don’t like the raspberry flavor in beers, but this one makes good use of it. This is a nice easy-going beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for a fruit-flavored beer.

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

Photo of mactrail
3.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden amber in the big chalice. A nice foam to start with that melts down to some lacing, but a robust tangy carbonation on the tongue. Light in weight
but the mouthfeel is a little more substantial with the tart fruit and an oily sensation. A little fruit in the aroma, but it's distinctly berry.

The fruity flavor is smooth and long lasting in the nose. A nice balance of malt and tartness, since there is not much in the way of hops. Just a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. Really not a bad fruit beer and makes for a good low-alcohol style.

From the 12 oz bottle bought at Emigration Market in Salt Lake.

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

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of 22Blue
3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong raspberry, pale malt, hint of hop, and slight wheat, and a hint of sweet malt. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of raspberries (not quite fresh though), hint of hop, slight wheat, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, aroma and body dominated by raspberry, but sadly not quite fresh or actual raspberry, but more of a concentrate.

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

This brew is back. BrewMaster Seasonal

Pours a nice clean/clear golden color, nice carbonation, nice little white head, not much sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is malty, slight spice scent, a little touch of raspberry, and some caramel. The taste is malty, with a nice touch of raspberry, and caramel. Medium body, nice carbonated feel on the tongue. Drinkable, this is a nice brew for a hot day, a thirst quencher, a tasty brew, recommended.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into a tulip.

Appearance: light golden hue with a dash of haze and a minimal effervescence. Head is a thin finger of frothy ivory foam; not too bad but not a lot going on.

Smell: a nice raspberry aroma atop a simple wheat-malt base. The aroma does seem a little artificial, but it is still nice.

Taste: a good fruit character with a moderate and appropriate level of sweetness; there's a wheatiness appropriate to the base as well. It's not earth-shattering but it's a perfectly acceptable fruit wheat beer.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a moderate carbonation and OK creaminess.

Overall: not a bad wheat beer; I could see quaffing plenty of this under the right circumstances. It's certainly a highly drinkable strength as well.

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Photo of sd123
3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Karibourgeois
2.9/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zorro
2.84/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Clear gold colored beer with a momentary medium size white head.

Smells of raspberries. Smells slightly sour. Bread dough malt scent. Not particularly aromatic.

Starts out sweet with a hard water flavor. Raspberry flavor and a tart element to it. There is something about this that makes my tongue say "Cake Batter."

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall this is an OK food washer downer but it isn't that memorable.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.77/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this one in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks yet again, John!

It pours from 12oz bottle a clear yellow-gold with a very small head of foam that faded before I finished typing these words and it has almost no lacing.

The smell is delicate but I do get some raspberry goodness along with some sweet malt.

The taste has a light flavour of fresh raspberries followed by some sweet malt then a bit of hop bitterness that cuts the malt's sweetness almost immediately. Further sips in and the raspberry character, though still not as strong as I'd like it, turns towards the semi sou side and has a presence in the finish though that ends up mostly crisp and clean. I like it. Like I said, I was hoping for more of a raspberry kick but what's there is done nicely. I'd drink this one again, no problem.

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Wasatch Raspberry Wheat has an initially thick, off-white head, and a clear, straw appearance, with clinging and ascending bubbles. Lacing is minimal. The aroma is of subtle raspberry and bread. Taste is of the same, with some background acidity and sugar. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Wasatch Raspberry Wheat finishes crisp and refreshing.

RJT

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Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.36/5  rDev +0.6%

Another treasure from the local singles cooler! For a raspberry beer, let's see how this one stacks up.

Appearance (4) : Dense, foamy, tightly knit head that shows no signs of going anywhere fast. The body is golden yellow with about 20% opacity. Slight shadowing of my fingers on the other side but mostly transparent.

Aroma (3.75) : Sour raspberry with seeds, some sour malt, milled wheat, and there's actually some nose-able hops! Hops give off a faint grapefruit aroma. Their presence is about even with the raspberry and malt smells. Overall a balanced aroma with a medium-strength bouquet.

Taste (3.25) : Some malty wheat with a faint sugary raspberry cereal (Trix?) flavor. The raspberry is definitely artificial and candy or Saturday morning cereal-like. It gets lost in the middle of the wash of the beer. Some muted hops finish off the drink in the form of faint lemon and dissolve in a watery finish. Interesting? Perhaps. Not necessarily great, though.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Carbonated, crisp, refreshing, watery. Clean. Light bodied. Ends with nothing pretty much with water washing it down.

Overall (3.36) : If I had bought a six pack of this I would have been truly sorry. It's a poor beer all around, but it's an easy drinker. Better than Shock Top's offering, but that's not saying much. I've yet to find a decent raspberry beer. :-(

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Photo of waiting4lunch
4/5  rDev +19.8%

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

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.82/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Raspberry Wheat pours a golden color with no head. Big hit of raspberry. Taste is very mellow raspberry flavors, nothing else and not sweet. A bit fizzy and weak. Overall mellow and drinkable.

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Photo of Pens1967
2.73/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Wasatch Raspberry Wheat Beer from Utah Brewers Cooperative
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 62 ratings
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