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Dark Horse Raspberry Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Raspberry AleDark Horse Raspberry Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

593 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 593
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 11
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 08-05-2003

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Ratings: 593 | Reviews: 223
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2.82/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

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3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BDeibs
3.77/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gemini6
3.46/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mchegash
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - 3.75/5
Pours a hazy deep orange. Not exactly the color I was expecting for a raspberry beer. The color is nice though. Small amount of head. Can see a ton of little carbonation bubbles rising.

Smell - 3.75/5
Strong raspberry smell. Maybe a hint of malts and alcohol.

Taste - 3.25/5
Taste is kinda weird. Its a blend between the raspberry flavor and then some weird earthy and bitter beer taste. It definitely still tastes like a beer, rather than a raspberry soda, which is good in my books. But I'm not sure I like or understand what is going on in the taste with this beer. The raspberry flavor and the other beer flavor seem to be clashing, rather than working together and complementing each other.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Medium bodied, there is a light amount of medium intensity carbonation. Smooth. More crisp than creamy.

Overall - 3.5/5
This was an okay beer. Probably nothing I would buy again, unless I was really craving a raspberry beer for some reason, and had no access to some Founder's Rubaeus.

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3.22/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of buschbeer
3.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a Dark Horse pint glass

It is burnt orange with some amber highlights. It appears cloudy with maybe a touch of rose coloring. Three inches of off-white head leave some decent lacing.

It smells like a raspberry ale. The aroma is sweet raspberries, and I get a floral smell.

Raspberries are the dominant flavor. The base beer makes itself known.

Medium mouthfeel

My girlfriend digs the raspberry ales. I figured I'd give it a try. I find fruit beers at their most desirable on a very hot day. Today is not one of those days.

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3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.7/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of NateMac13
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Winston3737
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bluegrass49
3.36/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of N_Overholt
3.49/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ruckus232
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DougT
3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.14/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mickmanhattan
3.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MN-Nice
2.39/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not a very good beer. Can smell some raspberry but barely comes through at all as far as taste goes. Horrid aftertaste, gets slightly more bearable as you drink it. Definitely not worth purchasing, maybe worth a try if a buddy's offering it for free.

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2.08/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

booo this beer (if you can call it beer) booo boooo boooooo

Photo of lzepplin01
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Dark Horse Raspberry Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 593 ratings.