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RATINGS: 692   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.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2002
Pleasing thick aroma of raspberries that is backed up by a very sweet taste of them w/ a little ípopí of tart at the end. The color seemed off though. An excellent beer for those who like very sweet drinks.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2002
Deep ruby red in color, the head is generous, redish-purple in color, the lace is decent. Sweet nose, ripe raspberries, malt and a slight sour tone also noticed. Sweet start, the top is light, the finish is acidic, dry and a light touch of hops along with the slightly sour aftertaste, as with their íHoneyí beer, good, but not great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2002
Iím always worried when ever I pick up a fruit beer. Hope always springs that perhaps thay arenít marketing to the beach crowd(not that I donít like the beach - I ussually do not like the beer selection). Nice garnet color with a rose colored head. Enought sweetness (both malt and berry) to offset the tartness imparted. Quite light and carbonated. I guess real fruit can make a differance.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 23, 2002
I picked this as my first sample from this monthís Beer of the Month Club shipment. I had a few bottles of this while relaxing on my deck this evening. This all-natural brew pours a clear medium ruby. The large pink hued head is rocky with good lacing, and is fully lasting. The nose is like raspberry cheesecake - delicious. The delectable flavor starts slightly acidic with a sweet middle and a long rich spicy sweet finish. The light to medium body is creamy and fizzy with a clean feel to the finish. The level carbonation is much higher than I normally prefer, but for this brew it works well. This is the most refreshing beer I have had in some time, outstanding.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2002
I actually liked this one - the raspberry taste is not overwhelming - it tastes more like a mix of different berries and brown sugar. Actually pretty complex.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2003 Really not bad for a fruit beer, but I don't think it is inherently possible to make a great fruit beer. Pours an appropriate color - dark amber/raspberry red. The raspberry aroma is killer, but doesn't really translate to the flavor. I can see having just one of these on the porch in the summer. Beyond that, it's pretty much a novelty drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2002
Almost a maltiness in the aroma and flavor. Raspberries are way mor subdued than I would have expected. Dark-reddish color with very little to no head retention. A decent brew.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2002
Donít get me wrong - I love raspberries and I made a hell of a raspberry mead once, and Iíd even like to think that raspberries could make an outstanding beer. And this beer is NOT the annoying, letís market a sweet mess to young women beer that so many fruit brews become. But. The taste doesnít do it for me - sour flashes of fungal berries amid nicer malt driven flavours.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2002
Sweet but not too sweet, this ale is actually enjoyable and suitable for dessert. Obviously, the malts and hops take a back seat to the raspberry flavors but again, this one isnít overpowering...just subtle and unpronounced. Enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpecialBrew99 (57) - grand blanc, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2002
I throughly enjoyed this beer. The raspberry flavor is very apparent, but I donít think it is over the top. Good beer to sit back and relax with.


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