Fleet Street Raspberry Wheat | Full Tilt Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Full Tilt Brewing
Maryland, United States
fulltiltbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by yourefragile on 04-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
36
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
20.41%
 
 
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Rojada1988
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.66/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prue
3.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bear with me this is my first!!
L: murky golden color
S: strong raspberry aroma
T: a lot of raspberry
F: pretty good I think I would like it with a little more carbonation.
O: Pretty good overall especially since I usually don't care for Raspberry

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Photo of AdmiralBaltimore_29
3.99/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

When it comes to beers of Baltimore. Nothing tops Full Tilt Brewing. National Bohemian is a panther piss beer and this should be it's replacement... PERIOD... I love the taste... but the feel is just not there. I'm very fond of Baltimore beers. This one and the Camden Cream make for a great treat for any beer drinker.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluehende
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Seems like it uses real berries and was nice. The berry flavor did linger too long though.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

I am in the process of clearing out some of therom the interminable backlog here at Chez Woody and it suddenly struck me that I have most, if not all of Full Tilt Brewing's beers, held in abeyance awaiting approved pics. This site has really sped up the process, but for a while, it was slow and once a beer went on the back burner, it became forgotten. My thanks to The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop for being an ongoing resource of singles!

From the bottle: ""Full Tilt Brewing's Fleet Street Raspberry Wheat is a refreshingly smooth yet sweet, wheat beer. The raspberry aroma and subsequent taste is ironically subtle yet memorable. Beneath the raspberry character lies a grain bill of White Wheat, 2-Row Pale, and Carapils malt balanced by Tettnang and Sterling hops, which yields a hard-to-put-down and easy-to-tilt-back tribute to enjoying the fun times ahead, leaving the bad times behind, and reveling in the thrill of the present. Face it, you are drinking a Full Tilt ..."; "Full Taste. Full Pride. Full Tilt."

Being that it is, at base, a wheat beer, and some cloudiness is inherent in the style, I agitated it in the bottle and placed it back in the reefer for a few minutes. Once it calmed back down, I Pop!ped the cap and began an aggro pour. The resulting three fingers of fluffy head had a yellowish-white cast before falling, leaving some nice lacing in its wake. Color was a hazy, bordering on cloudy, Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose was redolent with raspberries and I was transported back to my late paternal grandmother's backyard garden with its red raspberry bush. Mouthfeel was soft, medium, but soft. The taste was of raspberries, but not necessarily a natural taste, but instead, more candy-like. This speaks to the hazards of using artificial flavorings - they are no substitute for the real thing. Finish was semi-sweet, pleasant, refreshing, but probably more appropriate for a hot summer's day.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.7/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange color, with reddish traces. The head is a finger high and white in shade. Retention doesn't seem particularly special, but a little collar is left on the glass, as well as a bit of lacing. (3)

Smell: This has a massive raspberry note, but it's around a 6/10 on the "natural" scale. It also smells incredibly sweet, as expected. The nose is pretty typical for the style - fruit dominates, leaving the wheat backbone left in the dust. (3)

Taste: On the taste buds, the raspberry notes seem to be an augmentation to the wheat malt base, rather than overpowering entirely. I also pick up a lot of yeast on the back end, throwing everything else off. The level of fruitiness is right - I just wish the whole thing was structured more cohesively. (2.5)

Mouthfeel: Really full bodied for the style, yet respectably dry finishing. It's reasonably easy to drink, but not effortless. It doesn't seem to have ridiculous carbonation. (3)

Overall: This is the first Full Tilt beer that I don't like. It's hard to explain why, though...maybe it just seems out of balance to me. I will not be seeking this out again, that's for damn sure. (2.5)

2.7/5: An underwhelming offering from a rock-solid 'brewery'

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5/5  rDev +47.9%

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4.7/5  rDev +39.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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Fleet Street Raspberry Wheat from Full Tilt Brewing
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