Honey Raspberry Ale - Spanish Peaks Brewing Co.
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2.15/5 rDev -30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Because I need to lower my rAvg, 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. I'm not sure how old the bottle is, but I got it on clearance, so...
A: Pours a moderately hazy tawny color. Great head on this one, a two finger offwhite shade with fantastic texture. Retention isn't great, but lacing is stunning.
S: Raspberry candy. Tons of general sweetness with an artificial 'kick' to it as expected. A hint of wheat malt tries to come through, and almost does.
T: Fruity sweetness to start, before rounding out to a nondescript wheat finish. The chemical character is a bit pervasive in general. Still, it manages to be extremely bland instead of actively offensive. Congrats, I suppose?
M: Not as carbonated as I anticipated, but it goes down easily enough. Still, the chemical astringency on the finish needs to go.
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2012 22:48:44 | More by ThisWangsChung
3.2/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
I'll just say this right now: this beer is very, very forgettable. I had to have my friend crack open his share just to get this review on.
A: If i didn't know better, i would've thought i bought straight honey. Fairly Carmel-y. Pretty colour. Don't blink, or you'll miss the head. Zero lacing.
S: By far, the most misleading part of the brew, the smell is chock full of raspberries. Also some wheat, a bit of honey and malt and bread, and if you "look" real hard, chocolate.
T: Absolutely disappointing. Tons of wheat with what i can only describe as a little bit of raspberry. Fairly malty. Would make a good taste if they weren't trying to make a fruit beer.
M: Thin, thin, thin. Absolutely unsatisfying. Too little carbonation for the style. The viscosity is nothing short of concerning.
I like this beer, but it really should be better. Just a bit wrong to warrant a full-hearted recommendation.
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2012 06:12:54 | More by ncjoshman
Honey Raspberry Ale from Spanish Peaks Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.