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Raspberry Wheat | Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
United States
ironhillbrewery.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A pale, filtered American wheat beer brewed with a touch of natural raspberry flavor.

20 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
81
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
16.37%
 
 
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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 81
Photo of WonderWoman
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer had a golden hazy appearance with moderate head that fizzled to a thin film.
It smelled slightly of raspberries and corn
When I tried it I immediately thought I was eating air popped popcorn and drinking raspberry mineral water. It finished with a tart raspberry taste that was not overpowering.
It had moderate carbonation with a medium to light body.
I felt this was a nice light summer beer for lunch or a light dinner.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer came a dull copper gold with a slight film of head that stuck around for a while that left a little lace behind.

Smells powerfully of raspberries, but not in a good way. The smell is a good one, or even a convincing one, but it certainly not fresh raspberries we’re dealing with here. Behind the big fruitiness lies a slight, powdery dryness.

Tastes of a dull yeast that quickly is replaced by a big shot of raspberry (probably extract!). There are also elements of watermelon and orange here. This finishes with an odd “Jelly Belly” popcorn flavored jelly bean flavor and a touch of hop dryness on the roof of my mouth.

The mouth feel is light to medium bodied with a light foamy carbonation.

This one isn’t all that bad. The flavor is clearly synthetic, but it’s light, clean and refreshing. This one clearly isn’t for the beer nerd, but more of an easy drinkin’ summer beer for sure. Unless it’s over 90 and I’m outside on a deck, I’d rather not have this one again.

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Photo of BuckSpin
4.14/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured like a witbier - pale, hazy/cloudy gold - with a wispy, thin head of loose white foam that laced nicely.

Oh, the nose is wonderful. Such strong raspberry aroma...delicious. The nose carried thru to the tongue as the initial taste is ripe with raspberry (almost lambiclike), which faded to a slow fade to the beer's wheat origins. You can't help but think & taste summer. The throat was a luscious slide into a swirl of the beer's main proponents with a pleasingly bittersweet, yet mild, aftertaste.

This would be a great session offering, or go well with spicy food or even some desserts. A fantastic summer ale.

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Photo of francisweizen
3.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad little brew, this one. Light golden with a white/pink head of foam. Aromas are of Raspberry syrup, yeast, wheat, and not much else. The taste is very wheaty up front with the Raspberry flavors hitting hard in the middle, leading into a clean, wheaty finish. The mouthfeel is light and the drinkability is good. A refreshing summer quaffer.

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Photo of UDbeernut
3.92/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer is excellent. The color was rich and inviting with a nice head that does not diminish. Taste is exactly as one would expect for a fruit beer, warm and fulfilling.

Definalty a beer I would love to drink again. I find, however, that this is not a session beer. I would recomend the Iron Hill American Wheat beer for that.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
3.47/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a decent fruit/wheat beer, but it's rather one-dimensional. Pours a light golden color with a huge raspberry presence in the nose. Mouthfeel is a carbonated bite to it. Smooth mild grassy maltiness, finishes very sweet. This one needs more hops to balance and bitter it and less of a sweet raspberry flavor. Not a bad fruit beer, but I've certainly had many better.

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Raspberry Wheat from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
3.42 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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