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

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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
Ratings:
161
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.09%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of mhaugo
2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of harrymel
2.02/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Summer 2010.
This beer is unimpressive. I will not purchase again. Fail. Pours a ruby red beer with little head. Sour nose with sweet hints of raspberries. Sour flavor. Lite body. Medium carb. Finishes okay. At $3 out of discount bin, not a bad hit. Probably better fresh or a couple years out.

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Photo of Socalbeerlover
2.71/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A.Pours a hazy brownish pink with little head ,tiny bubbles ,no lacing as I finish the glass.
S.Sour berries faint malt,like they added artificial flavoring's to a BMC.
T.Not much berry flavor , mild tartness, bland wheat, thin.
M.Flat ,little carb,not very exciting really.
O.Its better the colder it is.On a hot day after mowing the lawn I could drink one but really not very impressed.Could have had a lot more berry and bite, no real crispness, disappointing.

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Photo of jnezda
2.94/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Needed a beer for a non beer person so thought I would give this one a shot. Poured from bottle into a balloon glass poured brown with pink hints from the berries. The smell and taste come from the artificial additives with the wheat character not really coming through much at all. This is a great beer for a non beer person into fruity drinks or maybe in small amounts on a hot Texas day.

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Photo of brayton
2.96/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of sukwonee
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of MonkeyBread
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of RyanBeer13
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of tomholland
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of codynevels
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Dicers
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Fabiand
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of newbeeraday
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of trytoketchup
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SolomonGrundy
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Another of the Alaskan Pilot Series. This pours a brilliant red-amber, and carries a pretty substantial head that leaves some lace. As expected, the aroma is crisp and full of raspberries. Most American brewers make amazingly poor fruit ales, mostly because they don't try to offset the acidity of the concentrates they use. Ok, here goes...Mehhh, another case of too much fruit, not enough other stuff. Initial blast is wonderful - fruity and balanced. However, there's almost a soapy flavor that fills the middle and lasts through some of the finish. I keep getting this detergent like flavor that is really bad. However, after it warms up a little, the more unpleasant characteristics disappear. What was a poor result became much better after about 15 minutes of warming up. Not a fabulous beer.

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Photo of AlaskanYoung
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of nicole309
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.14/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

2.5 A: Moderately hazed orange amber color. Two fingers of frothy beige/tan head. Retention is poor and no lacing is left.

3.5 S: Smells just like raspberry cider or something along those lines. Lots of raspberry, but not a lot of "beer." Still, it smells good enough.

3.0 T: It tastes like beer, but not a very impressive one. Standard, neutral maltiness. Enough raspberry to give some flavor and a mild tartness, but not enough to make its addition work (unlike NG RT).

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good higher end carbonation. Not very creamy, but crisp.

3.0 D: Drinkable, but not something you'd buy again.

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - dark red in color, clear, with good carbonation and about half a finger's worth of light tan-colored foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell - malty fruity smell, not too surprising. Not much otherwise.

Taste - Also a fruity/malty smell, also not surprising. And not much else in the taste otherwise.

Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced, but leans a little on the watery side.

Overall - Not a bad brew at all, but not terribly complex

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a Pint glass.

A - Pours a amber color with a pinkish hue. The head is a light tan, also with pink streaks throughout. The head fades pretty quickly. Good ridges of lacing are left on the glass.

S - Light raspberry and wheat, duh.

T - Wheat, barley, strong raspberry finish.

D - Good carbonation, light and thin body.

O - Not overly sweet, which is good.

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Photo of froghop
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a cloudy brown with a red tint, a small white head that goes away quickly, and some lacing.

smell is of berry, and some wheat.

taste is of berry, malt, and wheat, ends a little tart.

overall its an okay berry beer, not really much to it though.

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Photo of SuqMadique
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of bpfrush
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Alaskan Raspberry Wheat (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.64 out of 5 based on 161 ratings.
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