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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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nathan30533 (590) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Im going to rate this one really good when served extra cold. Look is good to me with the ruby red. Good taste and not overwelming. good finish as well. not what I expected but now what i will have been happy to accepted.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
flyerdog (7) - Ardmore Park, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2009 does not count
I like this one. I donít usually go for fruit beers as they are usually too syrupy. THis one is different. The flavor hits you hard, but very cleanly, ulnlike Sam Adams Cherry Wheat..and the finish is clean, you donít feel like youíve just eaten a hard candy like most fruit beers.

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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2005
I actually liked this a lot. Beautiful red, deep pink color. Refreshing- nice balance raspberry taste. Not sweet. Tastes like a raspberry iced tea.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
fermentations (4) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2005 does not count
I actually liked this a lot more than the other people seemed to. While I too enjoy the Yeti and Hercules, it is nice that Great Divide makes a few "everyday" drinkables. I canít see having a Yeti Imperial Stout Oak Aged with my burger. This smells wonderful, very berry infused. Pours raspberry in color (imagine that) with a slightly caramel colored head that is short-lived. Taste is light, with raspberry dominating. Not very sweet in my opinion, just berry flavored. Reminicent of a Raspberry Cream (Framboise and Hoegaarden mix) but a little darker, more hearty. I recommend this as a basic beer. It wasnít meant to be aged, itís just good!

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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2006
12oz bottle. Pours reddish brown with a thick lasting pinkish head. Aroma of raspberry and strawberry with malty undertones. Taste is of yeast and raspberry with underlying maltiness. Thick palate with a balanced finish. Amazing beer, and relatively cheap too..

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Great Divide Brewing Company--Wild Raspberry Ale--2002 12 oz. Release--5.60% ABV--35 IBUís. (4.5 / 5.0) Fruit Ale--Raspberry Malt of the Earth Selection 2002. Slightly hazy rich dark raspberry red color. Creamy laced head. Malty floral raspberry hop front. Sweet thick creamy malty raspberry body. Clean citrus raspberry hop end. Rich malty fruit Ale . Sampled 11/6/2002. Great Divide Brewing Company--Wild Raspberry Ale--Ale Fermented with Raspberries--2005--12 oz. Bottle Release. 5.60% ABV--25 IBUís? (4.0 / 5.00 Fruit Ale--Raspberry. No sediment. Lacy head. Clear bright dark red raspberry color. Tart floral raspberry hop front. Tangy rich raspberry clean malt body. Dry sweet tart mild citrus hop end. Rich tangy raspberry flavor. Tasty. Sampled 2/24/2005. Great Divide Brewing Company--Wild Raspberry Ale--Ale Fermented With Raspberries--Flavorful--Ruby Red--Refreshing--2008-� oz. Bottle Release. 5.60% ABV--25 IBUís? (4.2 / 5.0) Fruit Ale--Raspberry--Thin fizzy thin lace white head. No sediment. Clear bright pretty ruby red thin color. Delicate raspberry wheat floral mild hop front. Zesty medium bodied mildly cloying sweet toffee hint raspberry wheat malty body. Crisp refreshing clean balanced tangy end. Smooth. Sampled 10/27/2009. 6-Pack--$10.99.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Very nice! Light foam. Nice brown color with a trace of red. Raspberries are pretty subtle, but a nice background. A bit on the sour side.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2003
Notes from a trip to Colorado and Wyoming - May 2002 Purchased in Jackson Hole, WY. Color is a really nice deep red like that of raspberry or strawberry, very bright, with a nice foamy head that had a pinkish hue. Smells of raspberry of course and has some malt in the background. Taste is more of the same, slammin huge amount of really nice raspberries and is coated in with a caramel malt backing thats a nice candy smooth sweetness. Feels like raspberry juice with a kick, very tart and sweet of raspberry. Again, another drinkable raspberry flavored delight that would go well with light lunches or appetizes.


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