RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Pours a deep amber with a nice creamy lasting off white head that leaves some lacing in my glass. Clean raspberry fruit aromas, mellow malt and raspberry flavors, well balanced and not overdone with fruit. Medium bodied with a crisp and light mouthfeel, finishes clean. A tasty and refreshing fruit ale.

gripweed57 (2912) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2017
From old tasting notes. Deep reddish purple color. Light pink head. Sweet raspberry malt nose. Zesty, sweet raspberry fruit flavor has a chewy, thick mouthfeel. Lots of raspberry flavor. Interesting.

GreatDane1632 (1174) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 17 Apr 2012 -- Drank from the bottle while in Pueblo at IFS. This was an interesting beer, kinda smelled like tea, the aroma of raspberry was much larger than the actual flavor. Overall I was kinda disappointed.

slowrunner77 (12994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
this one was pretty "eh" by Great Divide’s lofty standards. malt forward aroma and flavor, with the raspberry coming out a little more in the flavor than the aroma. spritzy feel fits the style. more of a summer quencher than a beer that will blow you away."

alexsdad06 (10945) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2014
12 oz. bottle at home. Why I bought this I don’t know. Pours a clear deep red color with a pink off white head. The aroma and flavor have raspberry, pale wheat malts, a splash of some sweetness and light floral notes. Light body, watered down fruit with a drier finish.

Headbanger (4023) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2014
12oz bottle 5/00 (Old Notes)-Pours a ruby red with a small head. Aroma of raspberries. Taste of mild raspberries. This light bodied brew has a big nose but not the punch to back it up. Still a tasty brew.

rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
bottle. Golden with small head. Light bodied base with some light raspberry flavor. Nothing distinctive whatsoever.

harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottled: 09AUG11

A: Pours a reddened amber ale with a falling off-white head that falls to a central cap with no support. A bit hazy with no lacing.

S: Raspberry with a simple amber like backbone. More raspy when first opened, and this smell dies quickly.

T: Tastes of woody, oxidized ale with a nice raspberry aromatic tone. Nothing special here.

M: Light body with hi carb and a semi dry finish.

O: Meh. Last one I purchase.

Serving type: bottle


bigben873 (262) - Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Clear, medium brown ale, minimal aroma, low head. Very light beer, raspberry barely noticeable. A great summer afternoon beer.

ads135 (5053) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Not overwhelmingly raspberry-y but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I prefer understated fruitiness. This is drier than you’d expect.

icehawk (876) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Dark ruby red with thin white head. Dark fruit aroma. Raspberry obvious. Good carbonation. Decent raspberry flavor. Finishes somewhat bitter, soapy. Bottled 10.3.12.

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