Alaskan Raspberry Wheat
From Alaskan Brewing – With nearly one pound of real fruit per gallon, Alaskan Raspberry Wheat has the inviting aroma of fresh-picked raspberries and an enticing red hue. The flavor of the raspberries lends a tartness that balances the full-bodied wheat profile and malt sweetness. Bigger than most traditional fruit beers, Alaskan Raspberry Wheat adds an extra kick to its dry and effervescent finish. 6.5% abv.
Alaskan Brewing – Alaskan Raspberry Wheat – 22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. 6.5% abv.
Appearance: Pours a bright maroon with no head shortly after the pour.
Aroma: A fresh picked basket of raspberries. Nothing artificial about it.
Taste: Sweet and tart jammy raspberries, spicy yeast. While the name indicates this is a wheat beer, all the qualities of a wheat beer have been masked by the raspberries. There is just a bit of breadiness to make it a beer rather than a bottle of Snapple.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, fizzy.
Overall: I really enjoyed the beer for what it was, rather than for what it wasn’t. It was a good fruit beer. Believable levels of fruit.