1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Honey Raspberry Ale - Spanish Peaks Brewing Co.

Honey Raspberry AleHoney Raspberry Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
72
okay

221 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 221
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 19.68%


Brewed by:
Spanish Peaks Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2002)
View: Beers (9) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 221 | Reviews: 193 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Morris729:
Photo of Morris729
Morris729

Texas

3.43/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange copper color with almost no head at all (what little there was quickly vanished without a trace). Nose is sweet honey and tart raspberry. Taste matches the aroma with notes of sweet honey malt blended with a light raspberry fruitiness that offers both sweet and tart flavors. Hop bitterness is almost undetectable. A decent choice as an after-dinner beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2007 08:50:00 | More by Morris729
More User Reviews:
Photo of harpus
harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev -3.2%

04-17-2014 13:49:13 | More by harpus
Photo of scottbrew4u
scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

03-17-2014 00:48:04 | More by scottbrew4u
Photo of jaydoc
jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

01-23-2014 03:35:53 | More by jaydoc
Photo of djrn2
djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -3.2%

11-15-2013 15:43:43 | More by djrn2
Photo of WOLFGANG
WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -3.2%

07-19-2013 12:27:22 | More by WOLFGANG
Photo of wrightst
wrightst

Maryland

1/5  rDev -67.7%

06-02-2013 20:43:19 | More by wrightst
Photo of Slatetank
Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

05-23-2013 18:43:15 | More by Slatetank
Photo of Bill235
Bill235

Ohio

3/5  rDev -3.2%

05-09-2013 23:58:51 | More by Bill235
Photo of Whiskeydeez
Whiskeydeez

Kansas

2/5  rDev -35.5%

04-01-2013 14:43:22 | More by Whiskeydeez
Photo of pyrobedlam
pyrobedlam

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +21%

03-24-2013 01:07:21 | More by pyrobedlam
Photo of BGsWo22
BGsWo22

New York

1.5/5  rDev -51.6%

03-20-2013 23:52:35 | More by BGsWo22
Photo of Chucker17
Chucker17

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +21%

03-19-2013 18:22:20 | More by Chucker17
Photo of allbrigs
allbrigs

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

03-08-2013 04:51:54 | More by allbrigs
Photo of t0rin0
t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev -3.2%

02-09-2013 22:58:24 | More by t0rin0
Photo of matjack85
matjack85

Illinois

4/5  rDev +29%

02-07-2013 00:56:05 | More by matjack85
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

1/5  rDev -67.7%

12-22-2012 17:36:17 | More by Hopheadjeffery
Photo of cliff1066
cliff1066

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

12-13-2012 05:17:08 | More by cliff1066
Photo of ThisWangsChung
ThisWangsChung

Maryland

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.

O: Meh.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 22:48:44 | More by ThisWangsChung
Photo of griffinxi
griffinxi


4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

09-14-2012 19:03:59 | More by griffinxi
Photo of ssjkyle
ssjkyle

Nebraska

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

07-14-2012 04:46:52 | More by ssjkyle
Photo of Tnkemist
Tnkemist

Tennessee

1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

05-19-2012 20:21:43 | More by Tnkemist
Photo of bumchilly25
bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

05-14-2012 02:49:48 | More by bumchilly25
Photo of ncjoshman
ncjoshman

Montana

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
Photo of djcira
djcira

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -3.2%

02-19-2012 18:15:11 | More by djcira
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Honey Raspberry Ale from Spanish Peaks Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.