Honey Raspberry Ale - Spanish Peaks Brewing Co.
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Reviews by CoSMoSYS:
4.2/5 rDev +35.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle a dark copper with medium head and no lacing. I couldn't detect any carbonation but that could have been because of the dark beer. Head disappears after a few minutes.
As the product advertised this beer definitely smelled like honey and raspberry. A lot of raspberry, I should say. Almost overpowering...but I kind of enjoyed it. It was almost refreshing. There was also a roasted type smell as well.
The taste was awesome. As you drink the raspberries hit you and then the subtleness of the honey calms you down. Aftertaste is a little hoppy.
Carbonation tickles your tongue. This beer is very crisp and dark. It was almost the perfect blend of ingredients for me.
For some reason, on a chilly MI night, this hit the spot and I would say I'd definitely drink this again. I like fruit beers that say they are a certain flavor and you get what is advertised instead of you having to fish around for the flavor and they get buried by the hops.
Serving type: bottle
10-01-2007 12:26:00 | More by CoSMoSYS
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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
Honey Raspberry Ale from Spanish Peaks Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.