Wasatch Brewery was started in 1986 and was one of the first craft breweries in the U.S. and the very first in the state of Utah. Greg Schirf is the man responsible for bringing that brewery to Utah, being from Milwaukee he was used to having good beer all around and when he moved down south was shocked to find beer was essentially non existent in the state.
There are several beers in their line-up and Wasatch is probably most known for its, now controversial, Polygamy Porter. The majority of its beers are on the lighter side, with seven out of the 14 listed on their website clocking in at 4 percent, including the Raspberry Wheat. The raspberry wheat is one of Wasatch’s Summer Seasonal beers along with its Last One In Lager.
The beer pours like a typical golden lager with about one pinky of white head. The head quickly disappears and what’s left looks like a cider, very clear and golden with no more carbonation left in the glass.
This smells very fruity and in the worst possible way, you can smell the “raspberry” in a huge way, but it smells very fake and overly-processed. This isn’t a subtle fresh fruit presence at all, but like smelling Fruit Loops or something along those lines. I can smell some grain at the end of breathing it in, I am assuming since it is a wheat beer that is where that grainy scent comes from. It smells like a straight sugar bomb, very sweet with artificial fruit flavors, like smelling a kids juice drink.
It doesn’t taste as sweet as it smells, but man that artificial raspberry is bad; really, really bad. The beer overall is just a mess in every sense of the word, there is no balance whatsoever, it’s like watered down stale fruit loops.