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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.54   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Our lightest beer is made with pale malt, wheat, honey and fresh raspberry puree. Honey-Raspberry Ale is refreshing, easy-drinking and mildly sweet.


Tmoney99's rating

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tmoney99 (10795) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Draft sample at Upstream Old Market. Poured clear amber color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate raspberry aroma. Medium body and soft carbonation. Medium raspberry sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Average fruit beer.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2011
[Tap] Had in my notes as ’Honey Raspberry Lager’. Light pink in color with a thin off white head. Sweet grains and mild honey in the aroma. Similar notes in the taste. Sweet honey and berry. A bit on the thin side. Soapy mouthfeel. Fizzy ’wine cooler-like’ carbonation. Not great, but I could see where they were going with this one.

1.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bpreo (1650) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2011
O Gold with raspberry flavor added. Not a good combination in my mind. Sorry guys.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4565) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Draft at Upstream. Hazy pink-orange. Rather insipid, but clean and drinkable too. Light bodied, straightforward. Artificial raspberry aroma, sweet.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Poured amber with a sweet malt and light raspberry aroma. Flavor was light and sweet, very little raspberry or honey. Very drinkable however.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 7, 2008
The body was dark gold to amber with an off white head. The aroma was strong with the raspberry and it was hard to smell anything else. The taste was dry raspberries with some light almonds. Overly cloying, I don’t know how anyone could take a pint of this stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a pale, cloudy, pink grapefruit juice color with a thin whitish head. The nose is a mellow raspberry that leans towards the sweet versus tart/sour side of the flavor/aroma spectrum, and it is devoid of the soapy extract note I’ve gotten from many other brewpub raspberry brews. Light bodied and thin with super-soft (almost flat) carbonation and zero finish. This is a super clean and quaffable fruit beer. The flavor follows the nose with not much more going on. I detect no honey whatsoever, but what this brew lacks in flavor and/or complexity it makes up for in drinkability; not a bad raspberry brew.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pinkzambia (1505) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Tap @ brewpub: Cloudy pink lemonade color with a white head and sticky lacing. Light raspberry aroma with a little tang. It’s ok for a fruit beer and not too sweet like some.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 24, 2007
on tap downtown. Looks like a zinfindel with a head. Sweet raspberry aroma, but not sickeningly so. Extract brewed, but not awful, as so many are. good, unexpected, hop and malt presence. best-tasting burps ever.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2005
On tap, Legacy brew pub. Raspberry syrup smell reminiscent of a lesser framboise lambic; some malty bread in the aroma too. White fizzy head with ok lacing, orange amber in the glass. Raspberry syrup flavor is nice intensity, leavened wth some wheat malt; the Munich malt and corn flavors are strong in the finish, and I didn’t like them. I didn’t notice any honey in the flavor, but it’s a nice level of sweetness. I was expecting a weaker beer, but this turned out to be quite flavorful. The flavor, however, always seemed synthetic and candied. Not bad, but definitely not good.


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