Honey Raspberry Ale - Spanish Peaks Brewing Co.
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Reviews by hustlesworth:
2.4/5 rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
A- pours a slightly hazy tarnished copper color with a creamy lather of lightly buff tinted foam. not much lace on the glass but what is left behind is sporadic and intricate. some very fine minute bubbles rise in loose chains and the head falls fast into a thin disk. half way through the beer there is almost no foam left.
S- a fresh crushed raspberry aroma dominates the bouquet. a slight floral honey sweetness can be appreciated as well as some pale malt but mostly just berries. i absolutely abhor artificial fruit tastes in beer so i hope the flavor lives up to the aroma.
T- hrmm. odd artificial raspberry taste and very grassy hops over top pf the honey make for the taste of diet soda or artificial sweetener. only a small amount of bland lightly toasted malt makes its way to my taste buds along with some toasted wheat and well water.
MF- the honey and berry extract give this one a bit of a cloying feel, and the noble hop dominance has an astringent feel to it. not the best combination in my opinion. it is rather light bodied and refreshing however with above medium carbonation and would be better suited as a thirst quencher rather than a sipper.
D- for me this one will be tough to finish considering its overly sweet artificial candied cookie taste. perhaps a little more of the cascade or other robust american hops would do this beer some good, but that's just my amateur opinion.
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2008 20:32:00 | More by hustlesworth
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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.
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