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Spanish Peaks Honey Raspberry Ale

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RATINGS: 427   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
A light bodied amber ale made with wildflower honey and natural raspberry. These ingredients, combined with five domestic and imported malted barleys, Pacific Northwest hops, water and ale yeast, creat a unique, fruity ale with a soft palate and a touch of sweetness.

Editor’s Note:Production moved to Glacier Brewing in Polson, MT in 2005, continued together with Flying Dog in Colorado as well in 2006. Entire production moved to City Brwery in WI in the summer of 2007. In 2009 the production was moved to Olde Saratoga in NY and Butte Creek in CA.

<a href=http://www.spanishpeaksbrewing.com/ target=_blank>Visit the Spanish Peaks website.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnDrinkwater (18) - - JUN 16, 2015
Back in the 90’s, I loved this beer. I used to order special cases of it from Montana. It’s fruity but still tastes like a beer. Haven’t had it in 10 or 15 years though, so I could’ve been wrong.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3934) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Pours brownish red. Thick head with a chemically fruity aroma. Don’t know about the honey, but the raspberry is pretty apparent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
generallee08 (767) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2014
It has a deep amber colored body with good clarity, visible carbonation and a light tan head. The head is very light and soapy. It very quickly fades down to just a very thin wispy layer. Lacing is minimal and slick. The aroma hit me with a light waft of raspberry candy as I opened the bottle. In the glass and with a proper inspection I get the same raspberry candy but with notes of honey and biscuit like malt. The flavor is very much the same as the aroma. It has a light body with a sweet malty character. There are notes of sweet honey and sweet/tart raspberry with hop flavor way off in the distance. The hop flavor just kind of picks up on the tartness of the berry and adds a very mellow subdued bitterness to the finish. Its palate feels light and silky with light somewhat fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DuffMan (8938) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle. Light orange, average off white head. Aroma of perfumey raspberry, light caramel. Flavour is raspberry, more candyish than perfumey, with sweet underlying malts. Not bad, but I prefer a raspberry character that is more tart and stemmy, which I think is hard to achieve with honey.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boozedude (2226) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2014
bottle into glass, hazy brown pour with big white head, taste is very light with minor hints of syrup, and some fruit, meh, not again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dfinney23 (2576) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Plenty of natural-tasting raspberry but I didn’t notice any honey. Almost cloyingly sweet and a bit syrupy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle pours dark amber with tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of raspberries. Flavor is tart raspberry with light honey and breaded malts. A very light and rather refreshing lambic style ale. I rated this by comparing it to other beers in its style. Some of the low ratings of this ale may be due to comparing it with all ales rather than comparing it with other fruit beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MikeJslc (777) - USA - MAY 6, 2013
Ruby-copper, hayzy, thin off-white head. Aroma is fruity, with candi-sweet raspberry. Flavor is initially grainy and relatively dry, followed by a hint of fruity sweetness and a raspberry character that is more earthy and natural than it is in the aroma. Finishes dry and slightly tannic.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (5717) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Pours hazy brown amber with a tan cap. Scent is malt, faint raspberry. Taste is honey, bread,....with, again, a faint raspberry note. Sweet malt, caramel... Not overly fruited....more of a brown or amber ale with fruit accents. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/03/2012. Because I need to lower my average, 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. I’m not sure how old the bottle is, but I got it on clearance, so... A: Pours a moderately hazy tawny color. Great head on this one, a two finger offwhite shade with fantastic texture. Retention isn’t great, but lacing is stunning. S: Raspberry candy. Tons of general sweetness with an artificial ’kick’ to it as expected. A hint of wheat malt tries to come through, and almost does. T: Fruity sweetness to start, before rounding out to a nondescript wheat finish. The chemical character is a bit pervasive in general. Still, it manages to be extremely bland instead of actively offensive. Congrats, I suppose? M: Not as carbonated as I anticipated, but it goes down easily enough. Still, the chemical astringency on the finish needs to go. O: Meh.

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