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Raspberry Wheat | Bent River Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Bent River Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mynie on 11-26-2006

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 31
Photo of Ave
2/5  rDev -39.9%

Darker in color than most in this style, good head formation and retention. Little to no nose character. Sweet and acidic on the pallet, not unpleasant but a bit harsh. Not great.

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Photo of Cubsfan1087
4.22/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bent River's Raspberry Wheat is definitely a fruity beer. It smells very sweet and carries a strong aroma of raspberries (duh). This is a very sweet beer. It isn't a beer where you can taste a hint of raspberry. The raspberry flavor is overwhelming, which isn't necessarily bad. It is very easy to drink. This is also a "girly" beer, my girlfriend was the one who wanted to try it. I'm not embarrassed to say that it was a pretty tasty beer though.

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Photo of mynie
3.71/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As per the website:
"This Medium Bodied Ale is Lightly Hopped with a Distinctly Fruity Finish Attributed to the Plump Raspberries"

Lots of captials, for some reason.

Okay, it pours out a hazy orange with distinct pinkish raspberry hues. No head, but still a pretty color.

Smells very light. Very, very light. Like water with a hint of raspberries. I was excited to see the word "hopped" appearing in the description of a fruit beer, but from the smell it looks as if that was a lie.

Or not. The flavor starts out with candied sweet malt, a generic bread with light hints of chocolate, moving into very light citrus hop and ending on a kick of candied razzleberries.

This is certainly a "chick beer," something to give to your girlfriend when you visit the bar. Still, it's pretty darn good.

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Raspberry Wheat from Bent River Brewing Company
3.33 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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