jbuskirk (430) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - APR 22, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
Mark_Eck (656) - - APR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 Draft. Pours a hazy orange color. Aroma is tart raspberries. Taste is wheat and raspberries.
pictoman (482) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Dfonorow (1393) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
rumproasts (2847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Amber with small head. Wheat beer with some raspberry flavor added. Pleasant and utterly forgettable.
crossovert (7202) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2014
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
chucklemation (451) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
koleminer20 (568) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
RobertDale (3396) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Dan. Pours a hazy golden orange with an average white head. Aroma of raspberry and grass. Taste is raspberries, malt, and grass. Decent.
obguthr (3754) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Barley and cranberry nose. Cloudy amber, thin head. Medium body. Artificial raspberry, cardboard flavor. Every good brewey is allowed one lousy fruit beer. This is Dark Horseís.