Phillips Brewing Company Raspberry Wheat – Fruit / Vegetable Beer at 5% ABV

Phillips Brewing Company Raspberry Wheat Fruit / Vegetable Beer at 5% ABV (C$6.79 at Quarry Park Calgary Co-Op, 650 ml, best before 7-Nov-2016, acquired 13-Oct-2016, reviewed 17-Oct-2016)

Appearance: clear ruby-tinged pale amber with one finger of fizzy off-white head settling rapidly to a thin ring, spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: tart sweet raspberry, wheat, light funk. (6/10) Taste: moderate tart, moderate-low sweet, minimal bitter. (6/10) Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lightly tart finish. (3/5)

Starts off with a pleasant raspberry balanced between sweet and tart, but as it warms a little, the fruit aromas diminish a bit and a wheat undertone becomes a not entirely pleasant funk. Not terrible, and not unbalanced, but less than impressive. (12/20)

6/10 #ryansbooze