Raspberry Soiree Berliner Style Weisse Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

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3.56/5
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47 Ratings
Raspberry Soiree Berliner Style Weisse AleRaspberry Soiree Berliner Style Weisse Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States
ithacabeer.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Spring

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Added by StoutElk_92 on 01-13-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,635
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
47
pDev:
12.36%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a hazy pinkish amber with a large, lovely white head that lasts a good while. Scent is slightly sour and raspberry like. Taste is definitely tart with a raspberry tinge. Interesting!

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craftaholic
3.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light and crisp, fresh raspberry jam!

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Photo of EMV
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Slightly hazy raspberry/maroon pour. Two fingers of fizzy white head. Falls fast with modest lacing.

S: Raspberry juice and mild funk.

T/F: Light raspberry juice... mildly tart but not sour in the least. A little funk.. light grain/wheat. Pretty 1 dimensional... light bodied... almost watery. Finish is more raspberry.

O: Meh... reasonable raspberry flavor but this is more of a 'baby's 1st Berliner Weisse' than a real weisse. Lacking a lot of the flavor/tartness of the style. It's not offensive... but not really worth picking up either.

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Photo of TTripp725
3.04/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bigred89
2.91/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Weak, flat, nothing there.

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Photo of Crow0
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strange dull reddish brown look ... Crisp sour raspberry tart pleasantly jumpstarts tastebuds .refreshingly sour.

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Photo of epyon396
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikeinportc
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bright red, with a hint of orange. Slight white head.

Smells like raspberry wine, but less strong.

The initial, and strongest, flavor is bread dough, followed by bread crust, and light dried raspberry/cranberry flavor. Some lingering tartness and bitterness on the finish.

Light, slightly oily, with fine, moderately prickly carbonation.

Overall, it gives the impression of some sort of raspberry pastry, but without the sweetness, nor with as much tartness as a typical Berliner. Takes a little getting used to, but not bad.

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Photo of JakeMatthew
2.02/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Thought I was going to get a nice sour ale. However this is like someone mixed candy raspberry flavor in and it tastes gross. I like sour beers, but this one came off as odd tasting.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has an unusual, murky bronze color with violet highlights and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of raspberries, some wheat. Taste is tart, raspberries, wheat, light malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, I'll admit that I'm not a fan of this style, but this one is pretty good.

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Photo of entenduintransit
4.31/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kelseyr713
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.01/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
2.86/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with no date that I can see. Sampled on August 19, 2017.

The color of the pour is a sort of purple-amber with a modest of-white head that fades eventually to a ring. No lacing.

I am a fan of raspberries and so the aroma is enticing in that the raspberry characters are big and forward. The white breadiness pales in comparison. I get no real spice or hop presence.

The body is light.

The sour and tart zestiness of the raspberries jump forward in the taste much as they do in the aroma. There is a mild sweetness but the finish is a berry-like fruitiness for only a moment. It does make me pucker up a bit I'll give it that.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tedho21
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prost76
3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottP
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of digitalflood
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nater919
3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Profundobaso
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Drank on tap, 4/26/17.

Look - cloudy reddish yellow. Fair amount of carbonation, but no head.
Smell - a pleasant aroma of raspberries and honey. No hops detected whatsoever.
Taste - fruity and tart, with a hint of sweetness. The flavors of the raspberries come through first, with a nice strong wheat finish.
Feel - light body, extremely easy to drink. Very refreshing.
Overall - I thought this was a great refreshing Berliner Weissbier that is packed with flavor. Really enjoyed the raspberry flavor. Some might find it a bit too sour, but hey, probably should have expected it when picking this up.

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Photo of philbe311
3.04/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Reddish hue that reminds me of pink grapefruit. Cloudy. Minor head with minimal lace leaving only scattered spots on the glass.

Sour aroma with a very light wheat touch. Notable sweetness as well.

Very much a sour beer in the Berliner Weiss tradition. Thin compared to most beers but it's fairly accurate for this style. Long, subtle aftertaste that's similar to a SweetTart. Lip smacking finish.

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Raspberry Soiree Berliner Style Weisse Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 47 ratings