I picked up this pint of Durham Brewery Raspberry Ripples in the Bath Hotel in Sheffield, which is one of the best Sheffield pubs. There's no prizes for guessing that Durham Brewery is indeed based in Durham and they've been creating fun beers since 1996. Durham Brewery's Raspberry Ripples is a 4.5% wheat beer which pours a cloudy, almost brown colour with a decent foamy white head. The head wasn't as thick as you get from some wheat beers but maybe that's because it's just in a normal pint glass rather than one more fitting for the style.
Durham Brewery's Raspberry Ripples doesn't have too much of an aroma, but there's certainly some wheat notes and the promised raspberry. The texture is slightly more full bodied than you get with most wheat beers, but it's still pretty light by most beer categories standards. Where this beer really stands out though is the taste. All the promised raspberry is there along with some cream notes. Basically if you froze this beer you'd have a nice raspberry ripple ice-cream. Fortunately I like raspberry ripple ice-cream so I was more than happy with that. Durham Brewery's Raspberry Ripple really is quite a unique offering, and I like a beer that does something a bit different so I have no problem giving it an exceptional 9 out of 10.