Welcome to Tried and True: a weekly segment featuring a different beer that I’m trying for the first time.
Now before you groan about women and fruity beers, let me make it perfectly clear that fruity beers really aren’t my thing. However, my friend Angela came over this weekend to partake in beer and good conversation and on our short trek to the grocery store we opted for UFO’s Raspberry Hefeweizen because she was buying.
There are only two other fruit-infused beers that I like. SweetWater Blue (Atlanta, GA), a blueberry-infused brew made right outside my hometown of Marietta. It’s best when it’s on tap. My other favorite is Abita Strawberry (Abita Springs, LA), which might as well be spring/summer in a bottle.
The Verdict: I really enjoyed this beer. It was obviously raspberry but it wasn’t overly sweet and it wasn’t heavy either. When I started the second bottle, it had definitely caught my fancy. When poured into one of my many beer glasses (the one thing I seriously collect), the beer had a blush tint. I love when drinks actually resemble their infusions in some way. If you have a picky beer drinker in your life (don’t we all?) this beer is perfect for them. It’s definitely a brew but not overly so. Enjoy!
- Alc/Vol: 4.8%
- Style: Hefeweizen
- Bottle: 6-packs/cases
- Available on draft: Yes