Dark Horse Raspberry Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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78
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713 Ratings
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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:
96
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 713 |  Reviews: 239
Photo of QuadriderMX
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChuckieT
3.23/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of bigleague
3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crbnfbr
3.83/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Appearance: Pours a slight hazy amber color.

Overall: This ale has an aroma of cereal grains and slight raspberry. The taste is cereal grains, slight hoppy notes and a mild fruit flavor while keeping a very balanced malt profile. Middle of the road beer.

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Photo of tlema1
3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Amber orange, cloudy, tight white head
S; nothing on the nose for me other than malt
T: not too tart, not too sweet, definite raspberry taste
F; nothing special, finishes clean
O: very refreshing, well done for the style

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Photo of ACon204
3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy, orangey-gold. 1 Inch worth of a white foamy head that was retained quite nicely.

Smell: Single dimensional in aroma as I'm not getting much from the hops or the grain bill. But the raspberry notes hit you in the face immediately. Refreshingly sweet and certainly has me thinking of the summer time despite the 40 degree F weather. We're off to a very solid start. My mouth is watering a bit.

Taste: Disappointed that the extreme raspberry aromas did not translate to the flavor of the beer. It's as if the flavors and sweetness of the raspberries had been removed and what's left is the tartness (almost cranberry-like). Earthy hop flavors seem to clash a bit with the tartness of the raspberries.

Mouthfeel: Refreshing, well-carbonated, with a light to medium body feel.

Overall: At first glance, there is very little I can complain about. Everything from the aromas, to the looks, to the mouthfeel, screams refreshing and flavorful. However, the clashing flavors of the hops and the fruit tartness was a little off-putting. Maybe I'm being a little critical, as I was so incredibly excited to taste the beer and was unfortunately disappointed.

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

Photo of thumperskibum
3.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chris-1911
3.96/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Tdestefano
3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 98green
3.2/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewery. Nice cloudy appearance had me hopeful, but the smell gives me no raspberries. Didn't get much in the taste either but there's a little bit in the aftertaste. So I'm left with either a blonde or a pale wheat (not sure of the grain bill). One and done for me

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Photo of Dweedlebug
3.77/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wafe
3.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dr_Demental
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GMorgan
3.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jmiah22
3.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of liamt07
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Barnoloid
3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A decent enough fruit beer from Dark Horse. Pours an unexpected color - not a deep red but more of a burnt orange with a pinkish hue. Vague berry notes on the nose. Isn't too sweet at all - quite a good thirst quencher that isn't too far off a radler (minus the soda).

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Photo of scootercrabb
3.12/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sandlin73
2.32/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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