Dark Horse Raspberry Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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3.55/5 rDev +6.3%
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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