Raspberry Nectar | Alpine Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The base for this beer is Willy Wheat. They add Raspberry extract to the tanks during aging to make the final product.
Draft availability only.

Added by Jason on 03-01-2005

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of OStrungT
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a clear, pale straw yellow color with a thick, fluffy white head. The head fades slowly, leaving thick laces. Many tiny bubbles quickly rise from the bottom of the glass.

This beer has a pleasant tart raspberry aroma. It is mild, and not overbearing. Behind that, I detect some grainyness. It also smells slightly of citrus. Some lemon.

This beer tastes excatly like it smells. Raspberries up front. It tastes mildy tart, and just a touch sour. It also has a grainy flavor. It has a mild malty finish also.

This beer is very crisp, and refreshing. It goes down very smooth, leaving a slightly tart raspberry aftertaste. It is highly carbonated.

I think this beer would make a great session beer. It is low in alcohol, and it does not taste overbearing.

Overall: I went to Alpine to get a growler of Nelson, but it was not ready yet. So as opposed to going home empty handed, I decided to pick up a growler that I have never tried. I am glad that I picked this one. I like it. I doubt I would drink it regularly, but I am definately happy that I tried it. Alpine, as always, is amazing.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +2%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kegatron
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ the brewery on 11/11/09.

Pours a clear gold, with a thin covering of brite-white foamy head. Moderate look to the retention but the lacing remains with a thickish look. The aroma smells of fresh raspberries mixed with grainy wheat character, which gives this a sticky sweetness in the nostrils. This rides along on some floral hops, allowing a bit of an airiness to the nose.

The raspberries are bit more subtle in the taste, with a bit less sweetness and a bit more straight-up tart berry flavor. The crispness of the wheat adds some quality lightly toasted balance to this, as does some light hop activity, which gives this a pretty dry finish. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied, with a softer yet still crisp feel the carbonation, gliding easily across the tongue.

Nicely done. This was fruity and light bodied, but the well balanced raspberry flavor and lower ABV sure made for one thirst quenching and easy drinking experience. I like how they do the lighter beers here, not sacrificing too much flavor for good drinkibility.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of wulfie85
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great raspberry flavor, but not much aroma. Mouth feel was clean, as always with Alpine beers, and poured clear and gold, just as Willy does. Overall an enjoyable beer, but a little sweet for my taste.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Raspberry Nectar from Alpine Beer Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
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