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Raspberry Wheat

San Luis Valley Brewing Company
Alamosa, CO

Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 4.0%

Jill’s Rating:
one beerone beerone beerone beerone beer   (Outstanding within its style.)

Let’s say you want to try a fruit wheat beer, but you really don’t want people to think you’re giving up your hoppy ways and becoming a fruit head. San Luis Valley’s Raspberry Wheat is for you. This slightly cloudy beer has a small head, and its golden color doesn’t give away the fact that there’s fruit inside. The nose gives off a slight raspberry aroma that doesn’t overpower the rest of the beer, and you wonder if your nose is playing tricks on you. Could this really be a fruit wheat?

Yes, it can. And all the way through the finish, the taste toys with your tongue. Sometimes it’s sweet, sometimes it’s tarty, but the important thing is that the fruit doesn’t really overpower the palate. It blends into the other ingredients to form a refreshing beer that goes down smoothly—almost too smoothly—on a summer day.

Reviewed by Jill Jaracz on November 9, 2006.
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