Dark Horse Raspberry Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

Dark Horse Raspberry AleDark Horse Raspberry Ale
BA SCORE
23%
Liked This Beer
3.36 w/ 714 ratings
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
Ranking:
#42,137
Reviews:
240
Ratings:
714
Liked:
164
Avg:
3.36/5
pDev:
15.18%
Alströms:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
96
Trade:
1
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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark Horse Brewing Co. "Raspberry Ale"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle; no ink-jet coding remains on the neck
$2.17 @ Giant Eagle, Indiana, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Hazy orange body with golden highlights near the base of the glass. Short-lived frothy then creamy off-white head. Wow, this must be an old bottle, there's only a hint of raspberry in the aroma. There's malt beyond that. The flavor follows. It's fruity, but not that fruity. It is clearly raspberry though. Caramelish malt. There's some bitterness to it, so this really is an "ale with raspberries added". That's alright by me. Still, I think I'd rather just have a regular ale, I'm not sure how much the raspberry is helping here (ha ha, it came out pretty strong in the burp!), and it might be hindering it - no way to know that though. Medium-light in body and crisp. Overall it's decent but nothing great.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
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 +3.9%
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 +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ilafan
4.33/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.84/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.58/5  rDev +6.5%
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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4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pstam87
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.27/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of npachl
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Danielr26
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tripledbrew
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kbarnes9
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
2.96/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.52/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cerii1
3.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tatara
3.86/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjb27
3.64/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SkeletonBitch
4.63/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Dark Horse Raspberry Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 23% out of 100 with 714 ratings
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