Dark Horse Raspberry Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sampled on tap, the pint arrived with a decent white head with some retention and lacing. A hazy, unfiltered orangeish-light brown color with sufficient carbonation to leave a nice ring of foam at the edge, even after sitting for a half hour while interrupted.
The scent of raspberries is clearly evident in the midst of a fruity hop nose, especially at first sip. Carried into the flavor, the raspberry is a little more pronounced, but only enough to give a nice tartness to the overall malted barley profile. Good deal of hops give it a pale ale style. The tart fruit blends well with the hop bitterness for a flourishing finish.
Not really a what I would consider a "fruity" beer, it is a well-crafted pale ale with just a touch of berries, and not at all sweet. I especially enjoyed it mixed half and half with a strong Belgian style, Dragonmead's Final Absolution (a Rasolution?). The tart bitterness cuts the slight sweetness of the Belgian and produces a complex, tasty fusion of flavors.
Pairs nicely with Chicken a l'Orange.
Serving type: on-tap
11-11-2010 06:06:07 | More by tubacharlie
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Dark Horse Raspberry Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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