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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mitchster on 08-05-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,270
Reviews:
240
Ratings:
714
pDev:
15.18%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
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14
Gots:
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - dark orange with a thin, white cap of foamy head that quickly fades to a thin lacing

S - sweet, tart raspberries with some faint breadiness

T - mildly tart raspberries, some sweetness, some caramel, mild bitter finish

M - very crisp, overcarbonated, light bodied

The overcarbonation here really impacts the overall experience of the beer. The bubbles on the palate confuse the taste buds and cover up some of the flavor. It also makes the flavors that do come through seem fleeting. I think it achieves what it set out to do. It is refreshing, it's fruity without being over the top, and it's light bodied and very easy to drink. Unfortunately, I'm unimpressed. This isn't a beer I'd like to have again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a biased review, as this is my favorite go-to beer when I'm not sure what I'm in the mood for. I know it is not the best beer in the world, but I love it and always enjoy it no matter what kind of beer-drinking mood I am in!

A- Pours coppery, with a small head the thins out.
S- Pretty good, you can smell the raspberry but it is not really overwhelming
T- Great! The raspberry taste is stronger than the smell, in my opinion. Raspberry beers are my favorite fruit beers, and this has just the right balance, enough raspberry that you can really taste it, but just below the brink of being too sweet. There really aren't any other strong flavors in there. Some malt to balance out, but that's about it.
M- Very light bodied, easy to drink. Not a whole ton of carbonation. A small bitterness on the back of it, but very clean and drinkable.

O- Like I said, my staple go-to. Enough flavor that you are actually tasting something, but light and easy enough to just kick back and relax with!

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