Nor'Wester Raspberry Weizen | Saxer Brewing Company / Nor'Wester Beer Company

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Nor'Wester Raspberry WeizenNor'Wester Raspberry Weizen
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Nor'Wester Raspberry WeizenNor'Wester Raspberry Weizen

Brewed by:
Saxer Brewing Company / Nor'Wester Beer Company
Oregon, United States

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mitchster on 08-16-1998

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of connecticutpoet
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was amber and cloudy, with a good head.

The aroma was of raspberries and aromatic hops.

Tasting it, I found it to be smooth, full of raspberry flavor with a bitter tang that didn't quite balance as well as I had hoped from the nose.

I like fruit beers, and this one was pretty good.

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Photo of hungryghost
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy tan color (sienna) with a hint of orange. Healthy head of foam.
I smell primarily raspberries, maybe some wheat coming through.
The raspberry flavor is not at all overwelming, rather pleasant. Finishes with a little tartness. Not too sweet like some fruit beers.
Mouthfeel is smooth, not a thick beer. This reminds me of the black cherry soda I drank sometimes as a kid, in a raspberry sort of way.
A pleasant beer, but not a session beer.

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Photo of francisweizen
3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a nice cloudy amber colour with a BIG white head. The aromas were of soft, artificial rasperries, and wheat. The taste was wheaty with a very lactic, and artificial tasting raspberry tartness to it. The mouthfeel was a bit thin and uninteresting and the drinkability was not too hot. This was decent.


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Photo of beernut7
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a well-balanced tasty ale. Pours with a heavy hazy golden-blonde with a thick foamy pink head. The aroma is of raspberry and lightly roasted malt. The body is smooth with a heavy raspberry flavor followed by a thin malt presence and a mellow, almost non-existent bitterness. Not overly fruity which IMHO can ruin a fruit brew.

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange with a medium sized head, sheets of lacing are impressive. An aroma of raspberry and tarts are quite pleasant. Seltzer like and raspberries noted up front, with a thin creamy feel. Some hops and wheat detected throughout, a nice sweet and sour finish, well rounded and flavorable. Kudos on the style, out of the ordinary, but a great beer!

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Photo of Mitchster
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Salmon-colored cloudy brew forms a 3 finger white head with a rose tinge, meringue peaks, and delicate lace. Carbonation is moderate with medium sized bubbles. Adding the yeast makes it quite scummy looking, like grapefruit-banana juice. Aroma has a bavarian wheat character with subtle hints of raspberries and noticeable hops. Mouthfeel is crisp and spritzy with a light body. Taste starts off with some prominent flavor hops, fades into a crisp wheat character, followed by a delicate raspberry touch, and ending in a mild bittering hop profile. The ending is very clean and light, with a excellent wet mouthfeel akin to mineralized water. Nice, but I would prefer a little more raspberry in the profile, with a touch more sweetness to accentuate it.

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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy beige in colour with an awesome looking head, wafts of tart raspberry lead to the nose.

Excellent blend of soft raspberry and soft fermented wheat flavours meld together very well. This is followed by a refreshing tartness. Quite drinkable and tasty for a fruity beer.

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Nor'Wester Raspberry Weizen from Saxer Brewing Company / Nor'Wester Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 7 ratings