Elm City Raspberry Wheat | Elm City Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Elm City Brewing Co.
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Bierman9 on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by JTomczak:
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3.83/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy blonde look, MORE than a hint of raspberry! slightly refreshing but a bit too sweet(fruity sweet) for my taste, not bad for this style and seems to be very popular in town. I really enjoy trying the different "fruit" beers that come out, although I can't think of any "fruity" beer experiences that i could concider Great. I would offer this up tp anyone that enjoys this sort of Beer. Cheers!

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a semi-hazy golden yellow color with a brisk white little head that left barely any lace. The aroma had some raspberry and blueberry up front playing with some sweet to tart notes of wheat. Ended with some grassy hops. The flavor mildly blended the sweet to the tart and educated the aftertaste with a little bit of that sweet to semi-tart wheat kick that I normally like in "Summer session American wheat ales." Finish was quick with a little bit of raspberry tart melding with the wheat. The palate was almost medium bodied but sat just a touch under. Carbonation felt fine. Tartness wasn’t distracting. Overall, pretty nice fruited wheat ale that I would have again.

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Photo of bigedct
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of GarthDanielson
2.95/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a crisp, yellow gold coloring with a thin ring of film. Sweet raspberry nose, which is almost syrupy it is so pungent. Flavors are sugary sweet on a slick, mid-bodied beer. Some golden characteristics overpowered by the fruity presence. Oily feel as the beer clears the palate, with a tart aftertaste. The finish is slightly cloying, with a subtle linger left behind. The nose is misleading, as the flavor falls off a bit compared to what your tastebuds are prepared for.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.54/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pint at the source.
Slightly hazy deep straw with a hint of blush and no head. Seems like a common problem here, headless beers that is. Big raspberry aroma and flavor kind of blots out any other aroma and flavor from coming through. Faint bready spicy wheat maybe if I squint and a touch of astringency in the finish. Nothing earth shattering here, but it certainty isn't hard to drink if you don't mind a bit of fruitiness.

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Photo of changeup45
2.12/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It was free so I can't complain. Matter of fact Elm City is rather generous with the freebies. Was somewhat similar to the Mill Creek Wheat, with of course a raspberry flavor. I don't know what the alcohol percentage was but I'd bet it was pretty low. Watered down raspberry flavor, wheaty with some hops but bland and nothing I'll be ordering anytime soon.

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Photo of KMcGrath
3.29/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jkeefe1800
3.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UnionMade
3.02/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks for the growler, Jen!
Pours a chill hazed gold. A thin, white head thins to a patchy mist, leaving cobwebby bits of lace. Decent retention. The aroma is mainly raspberry, touched with a bit of dough and flowers. Fairly clean. Softer, mild wheat malt gives ground to a sweetish, pureed raspberry overtone. Sweet, blandish wheat malt flavor up front, zoning out into a raspberry fruitiness. Some tartness into the finish, feeling more like the effects of the wheat than the berry. Milder floral hopping provides some bitterness and flavor. Finishes dry, with a chalky mouthfeel. Some tangy berry and apricot-like sourness in the aftertaste. Alright for the style, but really not my cup of tea. A half gallon was more than enough. I certainly do appreciate the growler, though. I'm not one to turn down free beer. No sir.

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Photo of swinyeju
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Elm City Raspberry Wheat from Elm City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 11 ratings