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RATINGS: 449   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A light ale made with 100% real raspberries in every batch. The rasberries give this beer a fruity aroma while keeping the beer balanced in taste. The raspberry flavor is not "oversweet" or "overpowering". We believe our beers should be "beer 1st,fruit 2nd".


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
setilial (10) - - APR 28, 2014
I really enjoyed this beer, but it almost got overwhelming the more I drank of it. Can definitely taste the raspberry in it, and itís good for those who donít drink a lot of beer, like myself. Like I said, very flavorful and sweet at first, not hoppy, and very smooth.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brentv (354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2014
From bottle. Pours a hazy honey color with a small white head. Aroma of raspberry and fruits. Taste is mildly sweet, fruits, raspberries, some caramel. Medium mouthfeel.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
jbuskirk (443) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - APR 22, 2014
While I respect the notion of letting the raspberry tones take a back seat to the ale, they seem downplayed to the point of being watered down. Iím okay with an ingredient being subtle but not when that ingredient is raspberry in a beer called Raspberry Ale. Aside from that, the dominant properties of the ale itself just doesnít deliver a lot of flavor or aroma. Itís not a bad ale, but itís an underwhelming brew that doesnít live up to the Dark Horse standard.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (686) - - APR 18, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 Draft. Pours a hazy orange color. Aroma is tart raspberries. Taste is wheat and raspberries.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pictoman (513) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
Poured from 12 fl oz bottle. Cloudy golden yellow-orange with dissipating off-white head. Aroma has some raspberry and yeast. Taste same with some biscuity malt. Light-medium body. Finishes a little bit dry. Raspberry flavour is fairly muted, balance is okay. Middle of the road as far as raspberry ales go in my opinion.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dfonorow (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
On tap at The Chicago Beer Festival 2014. Hazy golden amber with a moderate sized white head. Aroma and flavor of candi sugar, raspberry syrup, herbal tea, and grass.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
bottle. Amber with small head. Wheat beer with some raspberry flavor added. Pleasant and utterly forgettable.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (7395) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Golden brew. Smell is herbs and finnish raspberry licorice. Flavor has candied raspberries, herbs, savory flavor. Seriously there is a salty meat flavor that destroys this brew.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chucklemation (478) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Has a clear golden hue with a quickly dissipating white head. The aroma is faintly raspberry, and this is probably the best part of the beer. The flavor has hardly any raspberry, but more of a wheat. Even then, there isnít much. Carbonation is low to nothing, and the beer leans on the watery side. Unfortunately this just isnít a very good beer, and I happen to like fruit beers.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
koleminer20 (596) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
On tap at Danís. The pour is really ale-like over fruit beer-ish. Itís a foggy orange-ish beast with a decent white head and no lace to be found anywhere. The nose is quite good. There is a nice raspberry dominance and it keeps in touch up with a good sweet maltiness on the back end. The flavor is where it starts to fall apart. There is a light fruitiness on the front end, but then a sharp bitterness takes over and it tries to finish like a cross between a Belgian and and an IPA. It started with so much promise and then fizzled out when it mattered most.


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