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Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.

Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.
Relaxin’ Raspberry Fruit Ale

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.0%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.
Relaxin’ Raspberry Fruit Ale

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.0%
Pale burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate raspberry milkshake with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a seamless, buoyant spiced cherries, hot cocoa with pretzel bread toast, and candied lemon rind finish. A smooth and easy, chocolate raspberry treat.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Smooth & Mild & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: chocolate raspberry milkshake
Taste Flavor: spiced cherries, hot cocoa with pretzel bread toast, and candied lemon rind
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chevre, Raspberry Tart, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smooth and easy, chocolate raspberry treat.

The Producer

Wisconsin Dells Brewing Company

The Producer
110 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S.
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
USA
1 608-254-5337

Fruit Beer

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Fruit beers are ales or lagers to which fruit has been added in order to impart flavor or color. The degree of overall flavor and aroma will vary in these beers in relation to not only the fruit utilized, but also to when and where fruit was added during the brewing process. These beers are highly individualistic, and allow brewers great creativity in their formulations. While the more common fruits used by brewers include cherries, strawberries and blueberries, many examples of fruit beer are readily available including coconut and kiwi to name a couple. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, overall drinkability and balance of fruit and base beer flavors and aromas. Noteworthy examples of this style include: New Glarus Belgian Red Wisconsin Cherry Beer, Samuel Smiths Organic Apricot Ale, Unibroue Quelque Chose and Stevens Point Whole Hog Raspberry Saison.