RATINGS: 417   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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
WileCoyote (9) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2003
Note from the Bozeman hronicle dated March 2003: Spanish Peaks closes, leaving Black Dog drinkers in lurch.

gripweed57 (2850) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2017
From old tasting notes. Amber red color. Thick creamy beige head. Sweet raspberry malt aroma. Zesty fruity malt flavor. Pronounced bitter hop finish is somewhat medicinal.

papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2017
01-31-2008 Appearance: Amber, brown body with a very weak head, barely a finger. Smell: faint sweetness (as it warmed mild raspberry aroma) Taste: sweet, mild taste, very mild actually with aftertaste of raspberries. No honey. Mouthfeel: A bit watery actually, raspberries in background, a bit creamy. As it warms honey finally comes, raspberries are more pronounced. Drinkability: Very ordinary, bordering on bland.

JohnDrinkwater (19) - - 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.

ads135 (5010) - 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.

generallee08 (778) - 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.

DuffMan (10664) - 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.

boozedude (2229) - 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

dfinney23 (3424) - 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.

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.

MikeJslc (778) - Alabama, 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.

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