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Dark Horse Raspberry Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

434 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 434
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.82%


Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 08-05-2003)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue II:

Not all fruit beers are fruit beers. Dark Horse Brewing states that they use "real" fruit, meaning that it is real fruit rather than the essence like many other brewers use. Brazen ruddy orange color shows some haze, nice lift of froth that keeps ample lacing on the glass. Could the haze be from the fruit pectins? Mild raspberry aroma, smells of fresh jam, pie filling or simply pectin in the nose with some biscuity and yeasty notes from the malt. Fluffy moderate body with just enough smoothness to get by. Light bready, biscuity or almost short bread maltiness meets a distant tartness and subtle raspberry flavor. A tad yeasty but clean. Finishes on the dry side, with more mild raspberry and graininess.

So their thought of "beer first, fruit second" is right on target. Don't be turned off if fruit beers are not your thing, you'll be surprised of how well this ale drinks compared to the fake, cloying sweet essence-ladened fruit beers out there.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 18:59:20 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Dark Horse Raspberry Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.