Road Jam
Two Roads Brewing Company

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Style:
American Pale Wheat Ale
Ranked #528
ABV:
5%
Score:
78
Ranked #45,466
Avg:
3.42 | pDev: 14.33%
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
288
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Two Roads Brewing Company
 
Connecticut, United States
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Summer
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Road JamRoad Jam
Notes: A wheat ale fermented with real red and black raspberries and accented with fresh lemongrass. It has a stunning red color and mouth-watering berry aroma. Fruity and refreshingly dry.
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Reviews: 47 | Ratings: 288
Photo of izraelc
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours ruby red with pink foam. You can smell the raspberries. Very fizzy. Mild raspberry flavor. Slight malt finish. Not overwhelming. Doesn't taste artificial. Overall not bad.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just below average body and about medium carbonation
Aroma is raspberry jam, grain, citrus
Taste is similar to aroma with tart raspberry and citrus being forward.
Overall it's a decent beer

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 6/13/2018. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy reddish/pinkish orange color with a 1 finger dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of juicy/tart/tangy red/black raspberries, lemongrass, fruit skin/seeds, pear, red apple, melon, red grape, mint, pepper, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of raspberries, lemongrass, pale/wheat malts, and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of juicy/tart/tangy red/black raspberries, lemongrass, fruit skin/seeds, pear, red apple, melon, red grape, mint, pepper, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/grassy bitterness, peppery spice, and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy red/black raspberries, lemongrass, fruit skin/seeds, pear, red apple, melon, red grape, mint, pepper, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, lemongrass, pale/wheat malts, and fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness and fruit tang/tartness balance; with no astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness and tart/tangy fruit. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy, and fairly sticky/tangy/acidic balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a nice fruit beer. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, lemongrass, pale/wheat malts, and fruity yeast flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/tart/tangy/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Certainly not as jammy as I expected, but this was tasty. Very well balanced between authentic raspberries, lemongrass, pale/wheat malts, and fruity American wheat yeast. Not overwhelming on any aspect. A nicely enjoyable offering, and well made style example.

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Photo of newyorksurfer01
2.34/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Normally I am generous with my reviews of fruit beers but this one deserves complete honesty. It looks great, pours great, color is a reddish hue which makes you excited to taste it. That's about it for the positive stuff though. Smells like soap, tastes even more like soap. Don't buy it especially since its like 12-14 bucks for a six pack.

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Photo of Lucular
3.82/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy raspberry red with a white head. This is a slightly tart wheat beer with nice raspberry flavor and not sweet or artificial-tasting at all. It is not at all complex but succeeds at what it sets out to do.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Rose-colored. Tiny, quickly disappearing, white head.
Sweet fruit aroma, faint. A hint of citrus.
Raspberry taste, still on the subtle side. A little lemon.
Crisp.
Just not that good a beer.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hinesburg public house. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a dark pink close to red color with no head nor lacing. The smell started off with a sharp raspberry and gets slightly tart as it warms up. The taste was moderately sweet carrying a light tanginess to carry into the aftertaste. There’s no finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation felt right as a raspberry ale allowing some sweet fruit to roll slightly dry over my tongue. Overall, I say this was a decent fruit beer or APWA, whatever it's supposed to be. Raspberry is there and seems authentic.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This has a red color with a quickly dissipating pink head. Maybe this shouldn't be classified as a pale wheat ale.... This has a sweet fruit scent mixed with some wheat beer aroma. Ok, very inoffensive flavor where you get the berry but it's just slightly sweet, at least at first with some slight tartness also. This has a very light taste with a medium/thin mouthfeel. It's a fruit beer.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.67/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a slightly hazy ruby amber color with a one finger, sudsy white head. Retention is moderate and there are sticky, webbed rings of lacing left all over the glass.

Smell is very one dimensional. Fresh sweet raspberries with just a hint of bready malts.

Taste starts off similar with sweet, juicy raspberry, which then turns tart with a hint of lemongrass leading to a dry wheaty twang on the finish.

Feel is very light and easy drinking with moderate carbonation. Starts off juicy but finishes dry.

Overall a solid beer. I could drink this on a hot summer day, but honestly once I polish off the other two from my variety 12pk I probably won't be revisiting this. Not because it is bad necessarily, I'm just not a huge fan of raspberry beers. But I have definitely had much worse.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.83/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Hazy, dark pink with a thin white head. Decent retention, and a bit of lacing.

S: Fresh, tart raspberries; raspberry seeds; Haribo Raspberry Gummi candy, and just the faintest touch of lemongrass.

T: Lots of fresh raspberries upfront, the seeds, a bit of tartness, then it dries out to a quick flash of biscuit malt. There's a little bit of lemongrass sourness and spice on the finish, along with a mineral water character.

F: Medium-light bodied, but steady carbonation. Drinks easily with a balanced finish; not too sweet, nor too dry.

O: A solid raspberry beer. Stands up to competitors like Founders Rubaeus and Samuel Smith's Organic Raspberry Ale.

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Photo of drtth
3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a slightly hazed dark amber tinged with read. The 1/2" head is slightly pink from the raspberries and visibly recedes to a thin layer on the liquid with a bit of a ring around the glass. Sipping creates a few leggy patches of lacing that cling to the sides of the glass.

From the first whiff it's clear there is raspberries here. The lemongrass is in the background but clearly there.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose, with the raspberry backed up by the lemongrass. There's some sweetness in the mix but no sigh of hops or bitterness from the hops. What mild bitterness shows seems more related to the berries than the hops.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a slight prickly feel from the light carbonation. The finish begins as the raspberries fade to leave some lemongrass and sweetness behind. These also gradually fade and there is just a hint of bitterness in the background. However, the finish never quite goes dry,as the sweeness disappears, leaving little or no bitterness behind.

While this is not a bad beer it also isn't particularly outstanding any way. It seems fine for summer parties for folks who think they don't like beer. However, I'll not be seeking this out again and have no desire to try another.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottom of can says 03/07/16.

A- Pours a ruby red color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Sweet raspberry aroma with a tinge of alcohol.

T- Pretty sweet raspberry jam type flavor plus some light malt character. Basically tastes like Purple Haze with more body and more raspberry.

M- Has a bit of zing from the fruit with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- About what I expected. A run-of-the-mill fruity wheat. No more, no less.

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Photo of irrevjim
3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

from a can to a beer teku
look; opaque, somewhere between pink grapefruit and frozen strawberry margarita in color, nice tight white head that stays for about 2 minutes, no lacing or covering,
smell; not much, hint of raspberries, hint of yeast
taste; raspberry, but more sour from lemongrass than tart, not too sweet but not dry
feel; crisp, light, a bite from the carbonation, which i think goes with this beer, refreshing
overall; a nice refreshing raspberry beer soda

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Photo of dacrza1
2.94/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

DATE: July 6, 2016... OCCASION: a hot afternoon in need of a chill....GLASSWARE: Weihenstephan weizen... pours an opaque, ruby/purplish red that shows slight bubbles streaming upwards... a single finger of pure white head settles, with lily pad clusters on the surface... raspberries struggle with yeasty astringency for dominance; faint citrus suggests lemon or orange--not really engaging... lively and bubbly, while light and refreshing--a pleasure on a hot evening such as this... tart, almost sour to the point of puckering the lips; the raspberries and blueberries are big like a lambic, but the lemon and wheat cut the profile into a sessionable--though burp-inducing-- appertif... at 5% ABV, a nice evening starter that fits a certain atmosphere... not the best or worst of the tart, berried beers available, but its softness invites more sips than others, and the drinkability is winning... thus, the sum of this beer is greater than its parts...

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Photo of musicsherlock
3.61/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 03/16/16 12oz bottle

Reviewed 06/07/16

Cloudy pink like Ruby Red Grapefruit juice. Pink-white head made up of tiny particles (like a saison)

Feint berries up front, stronger lemongrass at the end. Noticeably sour. Would like it a bit dryer

Raspberries but with a good malt balance, some yeast and sour at the back. flavor lingers on the lips

tingles the palate, a little creamy yet creamy

A fun summer beer. May save a little to mix in with a Porter or American Stout

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Photo of movethroughspace
4.07/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two Roads Road Jam

Appearance: The beer pours with a nice head that fades moderately fast. The color is unique in that it looks like a redder blood orange; very tough to describe. Cloudy. Makes you know you'll be tasting berries. (3.5)

Smell: Very sweet, berry, and rich. Also some earthiness. (4.0)

Taste: Very strong, berry flavor with some sweetness which transitions into a slight taste of water, ending by coating your palate in sourness and lemon. (4.25)

Mouthfeel: Light body (the beer looks much fuller than it feels), crisp and carbonated. Plays almost like a cider. Leaves you with a good kind of dry. (4.0)

Overall: The beer was great. An absolute pleasure to drink, especially on a hot day. My only hope was that there would be a hoppier approach. (4.0)

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Photo of TheElectricOne
3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can at Ogies Trailer Park into a tulip glass:

Appearance: this was probably my favorite part of this beer. Nice, pinkish hue, with a purely white head atop. Lots of little bubbles rising from the bottom. A pretty beer to look at. Mildly hazy, with not much in the way of lacing.

Aroma: subdued and mildly tart raspberry. Didn't really get any wheat character, or hop aroma. Raspberry was the only real dominant scent here, and it aint all that powerful.

Taste: again, the only real flavor I get is the tartness of the raspberry, which wasn't super powerful or anything. Little bit of lemon maybe....I definitely didn't get that distinctly wheat-y flavor you expect from a pale wheat/weizen.

Feel: crisp, and kind of thin. Drinks more like a lager than an ale.

Overall: an okay, if not totally memorable summer-y type of beer. Might be nice to have a couple at a barbecue, but it's not something I'm going to go looking for.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I first had this beer at the King of Prussia Radisson Hotel's Valley Lounge last summer, but it was in a bottle and I remember thinking that this might be a great summer beer if they put in a CAN. I am CANvinced that someone is reading my thoughts and in this case, it may not be the government! This paranoia CANnot be attributed to The CANQuest (tm), however, as I have long held these beliefs.

From the CAN: "Jammed with 100% Real Berries"; "Seasonal Collection"; "This is to taking the road less traveled, in life and in beer!"; "A natural, harmless sediment may appear".

If they are mentioning the possibility of sediment, then I am going with a gentle Glug following the Crack! I CAN always deCANt to the lees, but once they are roused, there is no going back. Once in the glass, I gave it a swirl, raising two fingers of foamy, pinkish head that looked like cotton CANdy before it disappeared. Color was a deep-pink/amber (SRM = N/A) with just a faint haze. Nose was very much of red raspberries & I was again reminded of my late paternal grandmother's garden with its fecund raspberry patch. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste had the tartness that red raspberries often impart in alcohol. There was no question that raspberries were involved, but I felt that it lacked an intensity that such a beer deserved. This was more akin to a cooler than a beer. Finish was semi-sweet, fruity, but just not quite what I would want if I was putting CANs in the summer cooler.

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Photo of BWED
3.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. can poured into a willibecher.

A- Hazy, red amber. White head dwindles quickly.

S- Berries, and not much else.

T- Mild berry, with a dull earth hop, and a little bready malt.

M- Bright, puckery berry, with a fairly clean finish.

O- Not bad, but have definitely had better fruit beers. I would drink this very often.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Magenta with little pinkish layer on top
Tart raspberry, astringency
Raspberry, black berry, the lemongrass comes in as a but pungent
Spritzy, thin, tart but not sour

It was decent. Im not a fan of lemongrass as i find it can get similar in character to onion. This wasnt oniony but tge specific pungentness throws me off. The raspberry was good quality and flavor thought. You get so little "beer" flavor in this it goes quick.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pinkish/purple color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tart raspberries. Taste is tart, slightly sour, raspberry, wheat, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
2.46/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pinkish-red beer, pink head, looks like the raspberries will be strong. Pretty good head for a wheat beer. But just looks odd overall.

Smell is raspberries and that is it. No malt, no wheat, no hops.

Taste was like WTF. Sour, weak raspberries and seltzer with an odd peppery taste on the back of my tongue after the swallow. Blech.

Mouthfeel was really weak and watery. No body to speak of at all.

Overall worth avoiding unless you like raspberry tonic water.

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Photo of theBubba
1.48/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Well you can take this beer as seriously as its label. The label, at least, is amusing. What's inside is not. This is a watery, SOUR and bitter mess. Smells of berry and tastes like one part vinegar, one part berry Kool Aid, and one part drain cleaner. And I poured out 3/4s of the bottle down the drain to test it. Maybe I got a bad one, but this stuff was truly god awful.

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Photo of Lorwhal
3.1/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I wanted more raspberry. 's all I want. A+ on color, C on smell, B on taste, whatever on feel, overall, I just wanted...more berry. A little watery. HOWEVER. It is very refreshing.

Fizzy, light, moves quickly through palate. Little aftertaste. No jams! Ok.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
2/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Purple red color with minimal foam. Colorful can. Smells like raspberry zinger tea. Tastes like schweppes raspberry seltzer. Thin and low carbonated. Blah.

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Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 288 ratings