Alaskan Raspberry Wheat (Pilot Series) | Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan Raspberry Wheat (Pilot Series)Alaskan Raspberry Wheat (Pilot Series)
BA SCORE
3.68/5
161 Ratings
Alaskan Raspberry Wheat (Pilot Series)Alaskan Raspberry Wheat (Pilot Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
alaskanbeer.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
With nearly one pound of real fruit per gallon, Alaskan Raspberry Wheat has the inviting aroma of fresh-picked raspberries and an enticing red hue. The flavor of the raspberries lends a tartness that balances the full-bodied wheat profile and malt sweetness. Bigger than most traditional fruit beers, Alaskan Raspberry Wheat adds an extra kick to its dry and effervescent finish.

Added by popery on 05-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,007
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
161
pDev:
11.96%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Had on tap. Pours clear reddish brown in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is raspberries and wheat. Light bodied, moderate carbonation and sweet. The beer delivers what it says it is going to. Good raspberry taste, but nothing exciting and nothing I have not had before. Decent, but will have several other Alaskan beers before I try this again.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 22 oz bottle in a snifter. This FINE brew pours a rich dark reddish mahogany
with a nice head of white foam that subsides to a thick ring and thin pooling layer with subtle
lacing. Nose of rich raspberries drenched in honey, breaded malts, some light grain notes, and
subtle floral notes as well. Flavors hit the note with breaded malts and grain elements hit
nicely and squarely in the middle with a balanced raspberry note that has notes of honey
and light cracker elements mingling with light herbal hop notes. Excellent mouth feel; medium
light body, moderately dry, and a fruit touched wheat laden finish. Overall a stand out brew from a great
brewery.

Cheers

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 10/1/2016. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/amber light reddish/copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big juicy and lightly tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of raspberries, bready malt, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy and lightly tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness; and tangy fruit tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of juicy/tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great robustness and balance of raspberries, bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/tartness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from bitter/tart/tangy notes as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy/creamy, and slightly acidic/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.5%. Overall this is a great fruit beer! All around great robustness and balance of raspberries, bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the lightly tart/tangy/bitter finish. Perfectly balanced fruit and pale/wheat malts, with just enough hop presence to balanced the sweetness. Never slick or syrupy from fruit notes. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an English pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-dark purple to dark brown woody color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that swiftly slid off to leave some super light lace running here and there.
The aroma had a decent blend between sweet and tart red raspberry tones closing down on some sweet wheaty portions and bringing about some hints of sweet grass.
The flavor leaned towards the blend of the sweet and tart raspberry qualities. Wheat played a little bit with the sweet quality but seemed more relaxed as the aftertaste seemed to absorb the raspberry sweet and tartness.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied and had a good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt spot on. ABV felt fine. Wheat helped create a nice absorbent body.
Overall, pretty nice raspberry wheat ale that Alaskan did. Well worthy to have during the warmer months of the year! Also, might be nice with some cheesecake to fashion a great Summer evening dessert.

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Photo of Lundste
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morrowd3
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Honeybourne
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanK252
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Deep orange amber with slight reddish hue and a frothy fizzy tan head that quickly settles to a thin layer and leaves just a little spotty lacing.

S: Sweet raspberries dominate with just a hint of bready wheat.

T: Raspberry runs the show, a little mild wheat, a hint of honey, and just a touch of tartness. Nicely balanced, doesn't get cloyingly sweet like some other raspberry beers I've had.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Not overly complex, just a tasty easy drinking raspberry beer.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.01/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nothing compares to a bowl fresh raspberries filled with half and half and sprinkled with sugar but since it's not the season for fresh raspberries this will do, and do quite well at that, since it reminded me of the aforementioned.
Thanks Alaskan for a good looking copper colored beer with a hint of red in it.
The tartness of raspberries comes through in all the aspects of this beer: aroma, taste, mouth feel, and aftertaste which I really enjoyed. The actual raspberry taste could a been a bit more but I would rather have less than overkill any day when it comes to fruit tastes in beer, thus with this beer you still can taste the barley malts which is a plus for any non-IPA beer (according to me).

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Photo of jaydoc
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: The slightly hazy pour reveals an amber beer with the color impacted by the infusion of raspberry; a one inch head sticks nicely and leaves spots of lacing behind

Smell: Wheat bread with raspberry tones

Taste: Moderately tart raspberry flavors take over from the outset, with just a hint of wheat bread providing the backbone; the raspberry flavor is somewhere between jam (with a hint of sweetness) and fresh raspberry and while the sweetness lingers into the finish, the overall impression is slightly tart and dry

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is one of those surprising beers - I wasn't expecting much but its flavor exceeded my expectations

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Photo of Loudog1411
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brayton
2.96/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Erik-P
4.32/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Carlson8tor
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Wheat smelling aroma with a hint of raspberries. Raspberry flavor right up front mixes well with the wheat profile. I'd like to see a little more raspberry flavoring. Overall a good balance with a little bitterness towards the end.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trytoketchup
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DbbC
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nicole309
3/5  rDev -18.5%

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Alaskan Raspberry Wheat (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 161 ratings
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