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RATINGS: 690   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Dark red, almost purple color. No head. Very little raspberry on the aroma. It starts nice and slightly fruity, but then a strange malt kick comes in topped of by rancid black raspberries. This is grunge.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Thick Red/Purple Coloring. Small Head. Aroma of Raspberry. Starts off well with a nice suble taste of raspberry...then tastes like someone stepped on your black raspberries and didn’t even bother to wipe it off for you, to say nothing of the 5 second rule.... Overall, average and nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
arjoseph (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Bottle into small plastic tasting cup, Humulus Lupus @ Jak’s Tap (Chicago). Funky raspberry smell, not really appetizing. Ruby red in the cup. It was much like a lager with some weak, spoiled raspberry flavoring thrown in and not mixed well. Didn’t like it that much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (4902) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2004
Clear reddish purple, no head. Obvious raspberry aroma, and flavor, mildly tart but also a bit watery. Not horrible, but not much to distinguish itself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2004
This smells as fruity as I am. Interesting taste...or lack thereof. Taste like a flat Raspberry cola. Not a lot of fun.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Pours a cranberry red with hints of purple. Virtually headless. Mild fruity, raspberry aroma. Ligthtly flavored with raspberries but not the big fruity aroma or taste of other fruit beers. Subtle, not sweet. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Reddish in colour with an aroma of berries. Flavour is bitter, more like raspberry seeds or under-ripe berries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Ruby body with pale pink head. Looked more like a sparkling fruit wine. Heavy aroma of berries that was pleasant and inviting. The flavor did not live up to the aroma. It was a soda-like body and, although having the frangance of raspberries, it dodn’t taste much like them. Sweet and tart but not pleasant. Disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2004
hmmmm, interesting. Purple colour with medium lasting whiteish-pink head. The nose is raspberry but more seedy. The taste is barlyish with lots of grain and there is just a hint or raspberry but not enough to make it great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2004
A lot less rasberry flavor that I expected, but it is still there. The raspberry mainly comes out in the nose. This beer is fairly simple, but also quite enjoyable.

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