Beer Review: ALASKAN RASPBERRY WHEAT

Beer Review: ALASKAN RASPBERRY WHEAT

Alaskan Brewing introduces its Raspberry Wheat, boasting an abundance of real fruit at nearly one pound per gallon. The beer entices with the aroma of freshly-picked raspberries, accompanied by an alluring red hue. Clocking in at 6.5% alcohol by volume, this brew promises a flavorful experience.

Appearance

Pouring into a pint glass from a 22 oz. bottle, the Raspberry Wheat presents a vivid maroon color with a noticeable absence of head shortly after the pour.

Aroma

The scent emanates a delightful, natural bouquet reminiscent of a freshly picked basket of raspberries. There’s a genuine quality to the aroma, devoid of any artificial undertones.

Taste

The flavor profile unfolds with a delightful combination of sweet and tart jammy raspberries, accompanied by a hint of spicy yeast. Despite its classification as a wheat beer, the raspberries dominate, masking many traditional wheat beer characteristics. A subtle breadiness asserts its presence, preventing it from veering into non-beer territory, although the line with a bottle of Snapple seems thinner than expected.

Mouthfeel

The Raspberry Wheat exhibits a medium-bodied texture complemented by a fizzy quality, contributing to a dynamic mouthfeel.

Overall

Approaching Alaskan Raspberry Wheat with an open mind, the experience was appreciated for what it delivered rather than dwelling on what it lacked. As a fruit beer, it excels, offering a commendable level of authenticity in its fruit infusion. The beer’s enjoyable qualities shine through, making it a worthwhile addition to the fruit beer category.