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Dark Horse Raspberry Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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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

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Added by Mitchster on 08-05-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,193
Reviews:
240
Ratings:
714
pDev:
15.18%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
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14
Gots:
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Ratings: 714 |  Reviews: 240
Photo of Dovers
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fargrow
4.01/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bland at first. Then becomes a nice, drinkable ale with raspberry flavor. Pretty much as expected.

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Photo of msumike89
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sourwench429
2.43/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A pretty middling amber body with raspberry. Not sweet or cloying, refreshing.
At the end of the day it's adequately carbonated, has some alcoholic and is largely inoffensive. But there's nothing I'd write home to Mom about.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
3.63/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drwatson32
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rye_Fly
3.93/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of drunkenmess
3.19/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Ehh. Was expecting more fruit burst but still not bad taste tho. Actually the fruit smell n taste enhances as it warms. Pours an apple cider color with little to diminished head no lacing. Smells of tart raspberries and a hint of alcohol. Taste is pretty much laid back, nothing special here. Actually it's easy sipping beer. No real taste at first, all in the after wash... strong but not overwhelming bitter yet sweet linger. Not bad, prefer their other offerings tho. Cheers!!!

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Photo of trdtercel92
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tprinzing
2.83/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of deakin
3.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.12/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance : Pours an iced-tea-orange colored body, delightfully hazy, with a generous cap of white fluffy head on top. The head stands at about 1 finger and stays there for pretty much the duration of this review.

Aroma : Crushed raspberries, seeds, and dirt, with some skunky grain going on. Some dank urinal smell also accompanies it. Not too impressed with the aroma.

Flavor : I thought for sure the taste would be better than the aroma. Not so. Two dimensional, mostly wheaty with a bitter raspberry tail. This is really not enjoyable at all.

Mouthfeel : Creamy and smooth, with adequate carbonation, this makes the beer somewhat palatable and easy to drink.

Overall : I have nothing else to say. This might even be a drain pour. The worst offering from Dark Horse yet.

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Photo of AuntBea
2.98/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not too crazy about this. Pretty heavy.

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Photo of McMatt7
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevChiTown
3.84/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smooth, creamy with a little raspberry on the nose. Very mellow summer time drinker.

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Photo of Segnem5
3.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dthrift3
4.5/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The color caught me off guard immediately from pouring. I was expecting a more red color than an orange, but I'm a "newbie", so I could and probably wrong in my expectations here.

The beer starts off sweet, but seems to be evened out midway through the sip. Maybe some honey perhaps? Whatever it is, does not effect the taste, but helps smooth out the sweetness. Finishes smoother than bitter.

Would for sure drink this again!

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours brilliant pinkish amber under a thin, offwhite foam collar.
S: the raspberry on the nose is somewhat muted and matched by grainy malt and a light hop touch.
T: A dry palate with light grains and a balance between the raspberry, malt and hops. M: Medium body and carbonation.
O: The raspberry is not as intense and could use something tart to poke it up a bit.

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Photo of UPBrewer92
2.82/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BuzzFee
3.67/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark Horse Raspberry Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 714 ratings
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