Dark Horse Raspberry Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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78
okay
713 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Dark Horse Raspberry AleDark Horse Raspberry Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
darkhorsebrewery.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mitchster on 08-05-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
713
Reviews:
239
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
15.09%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
95
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Blackop555
3.34/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours copper. Foamy, short, off white head that fades fast.

Smells raspberry, malt and caramel.

Tastes sweet raspberry and malt, light tartness. Finish is sweet, artificial raspberry. Lighter body and fizzy higher carbonation.

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Photo of zeff80
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a clear, orange/amber color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of raspberry and hints of caramel malt. Odd raspberry flavor - doesn't taste fresh.

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Photo of tallshmo
4.05/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ilafan
4.33/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.84/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy golden orange color with a quickly dissipating head with some stringy lacing clinging and then spider webs nicely. The smell was mainly sweet to bitter, slightly sour raspberry. A light sweet fresh grassiness entered in as it warmed. Light sweet caramel malts came in. The taste was sweet raspberry and fresh grassy bittersweetness rolling into a sweet sticky raspberry aftertaste and semi-wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonated lightly and nicely. Overall, I say this was a pretty good raspberry ale that I would have again.

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Photo of Commandophile
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pstam87
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.27/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of npachl
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Danielr26
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tripledbrew
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kbarnes9
3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
2.96/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cerii1
3.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tatara
3.86/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjb27
3.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CreedeSon
3.42/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SkeletonBitch
4.63/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Try it!

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Photo of cwd
3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Dark Horse Raspberry Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
3.38 out of 5 based on 713 ratings.
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