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Wild Raspberry Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Wild Raspberry AleWild Raspberry Ale

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526 Ratings

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Ratings: 526
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.86%
Wants: 26
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2002)
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Photo of psmith161
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

psmith161, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of HalfFull
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.

HalfFull, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of alelover
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

alelover, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: no head to speak of. The color is unique. A clear and dark handsome raspberry red.
Smell: pleasant enough and smelling of raspberries but tool subdued for my taste. It would be unfair to compare to Blushing Monk but I would hope for a nose comparable to say Sam Smith organic raspberry and just doesn't hold up.
Taste: much like the nose but I have to say very refreshing and quite good.
Overall: good but not as rich as I would like.

cindyjeffsmith, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of vcoggins
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

vcoggins, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of sixerofelixir
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

sixerofelixir, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of chalkda01
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

chalkda01, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of RudnicsMEB
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

RudnicsMEB, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of Thedrizzle
3/5  rDev -15%

Thedrizzle, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of Murrhey
2.49/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Two-finger light pink tinted head. Middling retention. Deep ruby color with nice clarity.

S- Light malts and juicy raspberries. Quite subtle scent however.

T- Light ale kind of character. Berries are light in flavor.

M- Medium bodied and carbonated with a thick, chewy finish.

O- Not a fan of this one. I was hoping for more with the berries.

Murrhey, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of elchingen
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

elchingen, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of Michaeldmanley
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Michaeldmanley, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of DmanGTR
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of FalconA
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

FalconA, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of stoney1031
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

stoney1031, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Treyliff
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-, pours a dark copper color with some ruby, cream colored one-finger head that reduces to a small layer skimming the top, no lace sticking.

S- tart raspberries with a clean malt balance, the raspberries seem real as opposed to the artificial aromas from many fruit ales.

T- tart raspberries with a clean malt mid-palate, the finish is dry with a earthy hop linger.

M- medium spritzy carbonation with a light body, mouthfeel is slightly foamy with a crisp finish

O- authentic raspberry taste with a malt profile that lets the fruit shine, enough hop to give it balance, overall pretty solid.

Treyliff, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of mfield14
2/5  rDev -43.3%

mfield14, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of Tumble
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Tumble, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of jamesmelk
3/5  rDev -15%

jamesmelk, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
2.4/5  rDev -32%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Great Divide. Pours a nice red color. Nose has a good dose of berries. Flavor is full of berries and not too much else. A bit boring.

Thorpe429, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Ry1975
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Ry1975, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of OregonGrown7
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

OregonGrown7, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of TubaManJack
4/5  rDev +13.3%

TubaManJack, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of ScorpyX
3/5  rDev -15%

ScorpyX, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ruby colored and clear, one finger slightly pink head and ok lacing.

Aroma is raspberries, malts (biscuit, bready), a little toffy.

Flavor is fruity, dryly so, with a crisp, clean raspberry flavor that compliments the maltiness but doesn't overpower. Hop bitterness is minimal.

Easy to drink, light, with a dry finish.

It's quite tasty, an easy drinker good for an outdoor afternoon.

AlCaponeJunior, Dec 22, 2012
Wild Raspberry Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.