Wild Raspberry Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by SamN:
3.78/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a mason jar. Yum.
Wild Raspberry Ale pours a dark ruby red color with a thick, slightly pinkish-and-tan head that stays firm. Medium liveliness, some visible carbonation, not much. Smell is raspberry puree, background pale malt aroma, a nut-like aroma in there, too. Not a forced fruit smell, quite natural and not overpowering. Taste is more beer than fruit, thank god. Starts off with a nice nutty malt flavor, then the raspberries come in with subtlety. The raspberries never overpower the beer flavor. The finish is amazing, with alternating hazelnut malts and sweet-n-tart berries, lingering hops aftertaste. However, this could use a little more complexity and character to it. The taste is a little weak. Feel is smooth and light.
One of the better fruit beers I've tried and another solid beer from Great Divide.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2011 01:25:53 | More by SamN
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Wild Raspberry Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
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