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Dark Horse Raspberry Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company

Dark Horse Raspberry AleDark Horse Raspberry Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

437 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 437
Reviews: 214
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by tubacharlie:
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tubacharlie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +19.4%
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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sonnens4

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3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: pours a light copper/dark burnt orange color, small head, mostly clear

Smell: berry, tart, slight malt scent, cinnamon, earthy tones--very aromatic and relaxing smelling

Taste: tart, yet sweet raspberry flavor, nutty, slightly malty

Mouthfeel: very carbonated but light in body--almost too much carbonation in my opinion

Overall: For a fruit inspired beer, this is one of the better. However, it can get old and seem redundant after a while--the sweetness becomes slightly overwhelming.. but for every once in a while, it's a great option!

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 14:16:53 | More by sonnens4
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Dark Horse Raspberry Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 437 ratings.