Dark Horse Raspberry Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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78
okay
712 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:
712
Reviews:
238
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
15.09%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
95
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 712 |  Reviews: 238
Photo of Dms844
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Botulizard
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigRed10
3.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours - Copper color nice thick white head good lacing.

Smell - Lots of fresh raspberry sweet malts.

Taste - Sweet raspberry flavor, light malt little hop flavor. The taste is little artificial.

Feel - light, little too carbonated just a tab sweet.

Overall - A decent beer just a little too artificially sweet for me.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
3.81/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KrissyKat6
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very light.

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Photo of Aaron197
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of smartin121356
3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mush
3.87/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of datchethilbery
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
2.97/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of red94tt
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hopstout
2.5/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
3.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shigg85
3.81/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfish2942
3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shellynix
1.84/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of RancidAggro
3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tillmac62
2.98/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

BOD 1/5/16. Cloudy mid range amber pour. Below normal head volume, normal retention and normal lacing.

Rather light nose of raspberry over a moderately sweet malt base with hints of caramel.

Light body with a smooth texture, a bit heavier than water. Slightly below normal carbonation with a hint of effervescence in the middle and a stronger finish.

While not bad, the flavor profile really doesn't deliver much. Mild raspberry flavor, light middle bitterness and only a hint of sweetness. The bitterness has a tart element that is unripe fruit in nature as much as it is hop oriented. The finish is a slow fade of not quite ripe fruit.

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Photo of tkolterman
3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One dimensional. Got it as part of a 12 pack. 5 beers in a 12 pack.
I'll drink it but not buy it again.
Looking forward to tasting the others.
Not on the must buy list.

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Photo of jimmyd8386
2.64/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of travis875
3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of QuadriderMX
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark Horse Raspberry Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
3.38 out of 5 based on 712 ratings.
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