Raspberry Wheat Ale

12oz bottle as part of the Southern Tier mixed 12 pack (IPA, Porter and Phin & Matt’s) make up the remainder. Given to me as a Xmas present – Cheers Rob.
Macro colored pour, but better than average carbonation, with a small, perfectly formed head and some minor lace. Surprising clarity for a “wheat” – filtered I guess??
Aroma is that of watered down raspberries with a somewhat synthetic feel. Not all that promising.
A dryish fruitiness meets the tastebuds at first, at this is not that bad. Initially this is a watery fruit flavor, but it fades to yield a sort of nasty, dry candy sweetness (like American Sweetarts). Taste, mouthfeel and drinkability are all about average for a beer of its kind. Keep your expectations in check and you’ll be happy.
One for the ladies perhaps, this is not really my idea of a good beer, BUT having said that I don’t mind this kind of thing from time to time just as a change of pace. Much better in the summer, at the beach, but something I can at least relate to for what it is, and what it is trying to be – don’t expect too much and you’ll probably be happy.

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12/28/2007
Format:
bottle
ABV: 4.5 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3
Overall: 3
Total: 3.03
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