Dark Horse Raspberry Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by CortexBomb:
3.55/5 rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Fairly standard hazy golden with a light dusting of white on top. Clings decently when shifted. Pretty solid nose, a little sugary, but mostly just tart raspberry.
Flavour starts off nice and tart with the raspberry, but quickly transitions back to a fairly standard malty beer, surprising caramel and biscuit notes (not usual for the style), a slightly metallic finish (some of this is also present earlier, but only if I look for it). I like the overall package here, that slight off-taste hurts it a bit though.
Mouthfeel, nice, mainly because of the tartness, a shock to the mouth when you first start drinking it. Drinkability, decent but nothing special. I drink a lot of fruit beers, and raspberry is a popular choice. As it goes, it's not a bad take on the style, and I might have it again if I was really in the mood for the style and nothing else was available, but it doesn't differentiate itself.
The bottom line: not as bad as some would make it out to be, but Dark Horse's raspberry ale falters mainly for being so mediocre. Good marks on the nose and mouth, and the flavour has potential if they can just work that slight off-taste out of it.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2008 23:26:21 | More by CortexBomb
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1.83/5 rDev -45.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Poured from a bottle. Has a clear golden hue with a quickly dissipating white head. The aroma is faintly raspberry, and this is probably the best part of the beer. The flavor has hardly any raspberry, but more of a wheat. Even then, there isn’t much. Carbonation is low to nothing, and the beer leans on the watery side. Unfortunately this just isn’t a very good beer, and I happen to like fruit beers.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2014 02:12:13 | More by brutusmuktuk
3.54/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I like this raspberry ale because it has more of a malt base than just white wheat, and while the berry doesn't come through and blow your mind, and it doesn't stand out really in any way, its important to remember that this is good because its different, innovation pays, at least for me. hazy almost amber copper color to this, minimal white head and a pink tint. the nose mixes sweet and tartness of the berry with a sweeter and larger malt profile than usual for a fruit beer, which to me is this beers most redeeming asset. the taste has a surprising amount of front of flavor hops to it, before the fruit flashes in and then the malt finishes it. an odd flavor journey really, filling for the style, and without a ton of real raspberry in the taste. I do like the mix of richer grain and fruit. fuller bodied and rather poorly carbonated, but a cool beer nevertheless.
Serving type: on-tap
12-20-2013 17:23:39 | More by StonedTrippin
Dark Horse Raspberry Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.