There can’t be too many Australian brewers who were brewing in the 1980s but Burleigh Brewing’s cofounder certainly was. Back then, Brennan Fielding was making beer in America and in those days, fruit wheat beer was as popular as The Breakfast Club and neon lighting. Given neon lighting has made such a comeback on craft beer cans, it seems fitting for those American wheats should return too.
Burleigh have looked back to those halcyon days with Razzle Dazzle, a raspberry wheat beer that uses fresh raspberries. Their inclusion in the beer is given away immediately thanks to its sunset hue of pink and orange, while those berries don't just impart the flavour of raspberries but a soft sweetness and juicy edge too. Being that it's American wheat over a more classic European example of the style, the wheat's inclusion in the malt is mostly about providing a really soft mouthfeel and that textural quality coupled with the fresh fruit flavour make Razzle about as easy to as a re-watch as Back To The Future.
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