Razzy Witbier by Community Beer Co Taste Test

Razzy Witbier by Community Beer Co Taste Test

Razzy Witbier by Community Beer Co Taste Test

Razzy Witbier by Community Beer Co Taste Test

Community tagged me in a post about Razzy about a month ago, so I’ve been attempting to get a post up about it since then.

I’m not typically the biggest wheat beer drinker, but I can definitely appreciate the good ones.

I actually have a bottle of Community Witbier in my fridge right now waiting for a taste test.  I realize that it would make more sense to review the original before a raspberry variation, but logic be damned.  Here we go.

Here is what Community Beer Co has to say about Razzy:

“Razzy begins as our World Cup Gold Medal-Winning Witbier, a year-round offering.  After primary fermentation, we add natural raspberry puree to create a secondary fermentation.

The fresh raspberry character melds perfectly with this gently-spiced Belgian-style wheat beer!

Razzy Can

Razzy Can

Specifications:

Beer Style……………………….Belgian-Style White Ale Brewed with Spices and Raspberries

Color:………………………………Pink!

Original Gravity…………………………12.5 Plato

Alcohol By Volume……………………..5.5%

International Bitterness Units……14″

Here is what CraftBeer.com says a Belgian Style Witbier should resemble, so picture this, just with raspberries:

“BELGIAN-STYLE WITBIER
Belgian-style wits are brewed using unmalted wheat, sometimes oats and malted barley. Witbiers are spiced with coriander and orange peel. A style that dates back hundreds of years, it fell into relative obscurity until it was revived by Belgian brewer Pierre Celis in the 1960s. This style is currently enjoying a renaissance, especially in the American market. ‘Wit’ means “white.””

Now on to the taste test.

Razzy in Glass

Razzy in Glass

Razzy Witbier pours out amber and super hazy with a slight pink hue to it.  I got about half an inch of white foam on my pour.

I got a lot of raspberry aromas on the nose, but the smell wasn’t artificial.  It actually smells like real raspberries.

The flavor of the beer is more wheaty and bready than the smell, but this beer is still all about the raspberry flavor.

The flavor is very fruity without being artificial.  I’m always afraid that fruit beers are going to just taste like fake fruit and extracts or concentrates or whatever, but not this one.

The finish is much smoother than I expected, and the body of the beer is lighter than I expected also.

Razzy is a perfect summer beer.  It’s super refreshing.  I could see someone “accidentally” drinking a lot more of this beer than they meant to because it goes down so easy.

I totally agree with what Community says about the raspberry flavor blending perfectly with the witbier base.  This was a really smart and well executed beer by them.

Now I just need to go buy some more.

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