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Meet the Raspberry Wheat: Mild, approachable, and fruity, we've found this to be a good “gateway beer” as well as a nice end to a warm summer evening or dense chocolate cake. Medium-bodied with the flavor profile of a Bavarian Hefeweizen, but laced with tart, fruity raspberry aroma and flavor. Natural raspberry extract added to taste at bottling lets you tone down the fruit or turn it way up, as you prefer.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Raspberry Wheat All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1046 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
3.8 / 5.05 ReviewsTerrible raspberry taste - don't botherI brewed this beer last spring because I wanted to have a tasty fruit beer on tap for the summer. This was a bad choice. On brewday I hit all my numbers, and had a good fermentation using wyeast 3333. When I transfered to the keg, I added 1/2 of the supplied raspberry flavoring (from BSG) after reading dosage recommendations online. When the brew was carbed I was excited for the first pint. Terrible. Tasted like medicine and cleanng solvent. I immediately dumped the first glass thinking get there might have been something in the beer lines. Next taste was also horrible. I have never dumped a batch but I came close to dumping this one. I have had it on tap for about 6 months now, and the taste has not mellowed or improved. I love NB and would recommend everything I have ever purchased except this beer (more specifically, this kit with the current raspberry flavoring).January 2, 2017Purchased
9 months agoNon-Beer Drinkers Love This Beer!Its true. I made a batch of this recently. Everyone loves this beer. I mean.....EVERYONE!! I had lots of girls go crazy over this thing and even the guys thought it was very refreshing and easy to drink. Its pretty cool when you give a growler of this to your friend because he wants to give it to his Mom for her birthday. Come to find out she doesn't even like beer and ends up loving it and asking me to make some more.May 6, 2016Excellent summer aleBought and made this beer for my wife and daughter. Brewed easily and after initial addition of 1/2 of the raspberry extract and kegging, my wife wanted more raspberry. Added the rest of the extract and she really liked it. Entered this beer in a competition and it won a silver medal for fruit beers. I'll buy it again.February 9, 2015A Family FavoriteRecipe: I made a slight modification, adding 1 oz of fresh golden/aureus hops at 30 minutes. They are known to be very mild, so this change was probably almost negligible. OG/FG were 1.052/1.012 for 5.25% ABV. I fermented at 70.5F for 1 week in the primary fermenter and 2 weeks in the secondary. Because of the recommendations on this site, I added the full 4oz of raspberry at kegging.Tasting Notes: Right out of fermentation, I knew this was going to be a good one. It was one of the best hefeweizens I had tasted, with a great balance between fruity notes and the classic banana/clove, so I think the fermentation temperature was perfect. My love for this beer was tarnished a little after having it with the raspberry. While family and friends claim it got even better, I think the raspberry added a slight "chemical" flavor. I'm fairly picky, so I am giving it 4 stars. The hefeweizen alone would have received the full 5 stars.Conclusion: Buy this, make it, decide fermentation temperature based on your taste (see mfg. website), and wait to add the raspberry until you're sure you like it.October 8, 2015First crack at all grain - LOVE itThis is a killer recipe. I had done about 4 extract brews before this, but I really wanted to switch to AG so I can start learning how to tweak and control recipes and conditions more. I made zero modifications to it during the mash and brew (mainly because it was my first AG and I didn't want to mess anything up). I miscalculated my boil-off rate so I only ended up with about 4.3 gallons and a little bit higher gravity than expected, but to no detriment at all. I let it sit for four weeks (no secondary...just four weeks in the ported BMB) before bottling, and like one other reviewer said...right out of the fermentor, the base beer is friggin delicious. I would have been happy with just that. I was happily sipping on about six ounces of it while bottling. I ended up using about 3/4 of the raspberry extract that came with the kit because I've seen other reviews that recommend that if you're looking for more subtle flavors. Two weeks in the bottle, I cracked one, and it was awesome. Nice hints of sweet raspberry with that big base wheat flavor still readily apparent. The raspberry is not too artificial either, but I might want to try to modify it using real raspberries next time, just for kicks.This is gonna be a great summer brew!June 9, 2016