Raspberry Wheat Ale | Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub

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Brewed by:
Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub
Michigan, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Summer

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Added by CharlesDarwin on 12-11-2006

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 10
Photo of clager
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had a pint at the Upper falls, pours a slightly cloudy tan. Smells like artificial berries. Taste similar, with upfront raspberry/marsciano cherry flavor followed by moderate wheat finish. Appropriately carbonated. I really enjoyed this because the flavor was so smooth and delicious, although some may find the artificial nature a turnoff.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this as part of a flight with the harvest wheat, stout and porcupine Pale ale. I found this one to be my favorite of the bunch. Similar to the harvest wheat ale, except with the addition of a slight berry aroma (not strictly raspberries), a ruddy orange glow to the color, and a slight tang to the flavor. Nothing cloying or fake about the raspberry, which I was worried about from the previous reviews. Looks like they changed up the recipe over the years.

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Photo of Bullziw
4.43/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is our second year of heading to Tahquamenon Falls Brewery on Boxing Day as an escape from the family. Last year, we thought the overall taste of the beers was ok, but they did leave a lot to be desired. This year, it seems that an extra year of brewing experience has made a huge difference. This was a pretty darn good beer. The smell of raspberry was what I would hope for in a fruit beer. It tasted quite good and had a nice finish.

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Photo of bennaiah
2.08/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Whenever I taste a 'fruit beer' a certain level of dread takes hold of me. This raspberry wheat ale pours as (light) wheat ale should - golden and cloudy with yeast. I was pleasantly surprised by the brewers choice to go unfiltered. Another welcome surprise was that this raspberry wheat (unlike many other raspberry wheats) did not smell like raspberry Kool-aid. So far ... so good. Upon taking a sip, I was pleased to note that the raspberry taste was not overpowering, but merely an appropriate hint of raspberry. However, this wheat ale has only a hint of malt, which is severely disappointing. Lack of carbonation and malt flavor prevent this beer from truly excelling.

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
2.62/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Originally reviewed on August 14, 2006. On tap at the brewpub. Pour of pale evenly hued amber gold. Rim of white. No aroma, save for a light dusting of raspberry and old woman perfume. Fake raspberry syrups drains this beer of any soul. Flavor is dominated by artificial candy. Malt dies. Palate is starchy with a flowery effervescence of raspberry sugars.

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Raspberry Wheat Ale from Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub
3.51 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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