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Honey Raspberry Ale - Spanish Peaks Brewing Co.

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Honey Raspberry AleHoney Raspberry Ale

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72
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223 Ratings
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 20%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2002)
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gboy515duo

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass, this beer went great with a 100 calorie pack of chips ahoy. The pairing of the sweet chocolatey cookies and the dry raspberry honey ale met perfectly in the middle. Without the cookies, this beer is, as previously stated, only mediocre.

1+ finger head, transparent dark red, with an off white & beige head with nice lacing. The head disappears quickly and smells mostly of malt. The Dog on the bottle must be tricking my senses, but the wheat smell comes off more like dog food than anything.

The strong raspberry aromas come out after the head settles. There is a raspberry flavor before and after the wheaty & bready taste that hits you in the middle. Not overly sweet, just very fruity. Surprisingly dry for a summer ale.

Honey is mixed in with the bready flavor, so it is almost hidden. This ale has a very sharp mouthfeel, very dry, and the bready wheat taste creates an interesting feeling.

The wheat taste slowly disappears after drinking this beer for awhile, and you only taste the raspberry honey flavor.

Overall, easy to drink, but not something that you would want to.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2010 23:37:45 | More by gboy515duo
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Honey Raspberry Ale from Spanish Peaks Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.