Wild Raspberry Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz. brown capped bottle poured into a pint glass. This raspberry ale pours a bit on the brown side of red, has a bit of haze, and shows only a light cap of foam. Retention is light.
Aroma is unexpected and lacks fruit notes when cold, expanding some with warming. Bit malty and muddled for the style. Checking the date I see this was bottled on, well I can't really make it out. May be as old as July/2012 or as not so old as Dec/2012 given cryptic nature of a size .2 font. Still not as fresh as it could be. Continued warming does show more fruit and a light supporting hop note.
Flavor is more fruit forward but surely not in a roll up fruit sense. Offers decent depth of fruit and background malt character. Nothing to overwhelm, pleasant on the palate and more coarse than sweet yet with a firm berry character throughout. Nice full/coarse feel. In the end a solid offering from my perspective. Just the right amount of fruit and enough going on around it to pull it off.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2013 02:31:47 | More by HalfFull
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Wild Raspberry Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
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