Honey Raspberry Ale - Spanish Peaks Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Fish113d:
3.33/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Poured into a pint glass slightly chilled, it pours a pale amber color with a solid inch of slightly tan head that quickly builds in my glass, and just as quickly begins to dissipate with little retention or anythign left on my glass.
Malted grains hit my sinues along with a tart rasberry aroma. A bit of toffee also comes through on the nose, but the rasberry is featured mostly here. Maybe a bit of sugary honey also hit my nose.
Sipping reveals a very sweet flavor of rasberry and wheat (grain) flavors. The honey reminds me of honeysuckle more than truly sweet honey from bees. The aftertaste is somewhat putrid; not very good swallow. It does more for my taste while on my palate than after it is swallowed. A bit of grassy hops also pops up on my palate during the initial sip.
Prickly, fizzy carbonation hits my tongue, but it's rather typical of light ale. Body is light and drinking it is rather easy. Not a wonderfully tasting brew, and driking more than a bottle is not desired, but not too bad, and worth a try i guess.
Serving type: bottle
10-04-2007 23:36:22 | More by Fish113d
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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.