Saint Arnold Raspberry AF | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Raspberry AFSaint Arnold Raspberry AF
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3.97/5
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60 Ratings
Saint Arnold Raspberry AFSaint Arnold Raspberry AF
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States
saintarnold.com

Style: Berliner Weisse

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Boiler Room w/ raspberries

Raspberry AF is a fruited Berliner Weisse. It is a light bodied but surprisingly flavorful sour wheat beer brewed with lots and lots of real raspberry. The flavor is an upfront, thirst quenching raspberry delight, followed by a tart and dry finish, making your palate thirst for more.

Added by kjkinsey on 10-27-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,941
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
60
pDev:
11.84%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
15
Trade:
1
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2.36/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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4.39/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.57/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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1.7/5  rDev -57.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I guess I just don’t get it. It looks like cheap carbonated blush wine and has something of a rasberry smell, that’s where the pleasantries end. The initial flavor that hits you is an extreme sourness with a hint of rasberry. For me it was undrinkable, I tried two more sips but it was truly horrible. The high ratings this stuff gets is beyond me, perhaps I’m not enough of a beer snob yet? If you like it, good for you. Glad I only bought a single.

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3.07/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Burnt pink-red with a thin, fuzzy off-white blanket.

Somewhat bready and crackery, but definitely tart, just not as much as I'd expect, with an almost earthy, salty Gose-like angle.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Initial impression from a can purchased as part of a sixer at an Austin convenience store for $12.99:

AROMA: Artificial raspberry/raspberry puree, a scintilla of butyric acid off-flavour, powdered sugar. Suggests a tart yet artificial brew with mild sourness.

Aromatic intensity is above average. No overt hoppy or yeasty notes. Malt profile is wheat and 2-row.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Drinks smacky and tangy, hitting on tart raspberries and moderate lactobacillus bacteria. About a 5/10 in terms of sourness intensity.

Acidic, smooth, and wet. Unfortunately, it's overcarbonated and unrefreshing. Its palate-stripping acidity reduces drinkability quite a bit. They lacto-bombed this to its detriment.

OVERALL: That butyric acid off-flavour brings this one down, but it's not a bad fruited Berliner weisse. Not a top tier expression of the style, but it's good to see a Texan brewery putting out a fruited Berliner weisse on this scale and I'll enjoy polishing off the sixer, though I do think Live Oak's Berliner Weisse is better executed in terms of the Texas market.

High C+ (3.25) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
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4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a can. Pours a vibrant raspberry red with a one finger head that dissipates quickly and leaves some lacing. Nose of raspberry and lemon. Tase is sweet raspberry and tart lime with a clean finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Rather than brewing the berliner weisse first and adding raspberry syrup after the fact, the raspberry was added during brewing to make a sweeter, raspberry forward version. It's tart rather than sour and the raspberry has influenced every aspect of the beer. An enjoyable, easy drinker that lasted about one quarter of the Army-Navy game.

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4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.7/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Extremely refreshing and easy drinking. Perfect for a warm day.

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4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
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4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
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3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
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4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
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3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Saint Arnold Raspberry AF from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 60 ratings