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Great Divide's mantra is that real fruit makes real beer, so Great Divide ferments Wild Raspberry Ale with hundreds of pounds of real red and black raspberries. Wild Raspberry Ale is a truly effervescent, ruby red ale that achieves the almost impossible balance between malted barley and tart raspberry fruitiness. Its naturally tart character makes Wild Raspberry the ultimate accompaniment to spicy Mexican food or on its own as a stand-alone session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
berrya785 (440) - Kansas, USA - MAR 31, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 Aroma of raspberries and a little citrus. Pours reddish amber with an off white head. Taste is very sweet with raspberry and fruit juice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Pours a ruby/orange haze with a short-lived off white finger of head. Smells fresh - soft fruits, crisp greens, smells like spring. Taste nearly mirrors the nose. Very subtle tartness that comes with the fruit. A very approachable, balanced fruit beer. Don’t mind getting a few of these in a mixer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
boxofrane (1872) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a puffy white head. Aroma is full of raspberries. The taste is fruity and full of carbonation. This is not a fruit beer i’d recommend.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (5612) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Bottle. Orange/pink pour with a white head that dissipates quickly. Nose was actually quite mild - lager with a hint of raspberry. Palate is a tad thin. Taste was dull - kind of flat, raspberry didn’t really pop out at all. I’m wondering how old this bottle is.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Ok beer. Aroma medium and sweet. The taste is strongly fruity and tart with a hint of sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 1/26/2011. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. This looks like what I would expect out of a raspberry beer. A dark, blood red or ruby color with tints of brown. A quick foamy off-white head forms out of the bottle and fades quickly. The bubbles audibly pop and disappear. No lacing. Raspberry syrup, tart raspberries, and some light bready malt create the nose. I have the same issue with this as I have had with other raspberry beers in the past - the raspberry flavor just comes across too synthetic to really be enjoyable. I want raspberry preserves and I get processed artificial raspberry syrup. The malt really hides away and the raspberry is the dominant flavor. The flavor moves from tart to sweet and back, but it still has an industrial taste I just cannot get myself to enjoy. Dry, light bodied, with full, tingling carbonation. The raspberry flavored plastic they used to make this beer is not doing it any favors. I would pass if given this again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
yrstruly (329) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2012
Pours deep rosé with white-pink head. Smells like wild raspberries - sweet, fresh and bright. The taste is of raspberries, bright and tart, and not much else, unfortunately - this is unsuitably thin-bodied with not much of a finish. However, this would be a great beer for an extremely hot day. I must stress the freshness of the raspberry aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with white/pink head. Aroma of light raspbery and malt. Flavor is much the same with a very mild tartness and a slightly odd Finnish. Light body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, tasty, refreshing brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (3896) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2012
Bottle 33 cl, Total Wines. Pours red amber with a small pinkish tanned head. Aroma is acidy sourish raspberries malty and a bit sweet. Flavor is sour dry yet a bit sweet malty raspberries and bitter. Finishes bitter berry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (5358) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2012
Pours a clear dark amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of raspberries, mild tartness and medium sweetness. Flavour of muted wild raspberries, with a perfect balance of sweetness and sourness, which cancel each other out. Sort of a floral, jasmine-like tone to the raspberries on the finish. Too bad the flavours are muted because the flavours themselves are quite nice. Good, but a little weak.

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