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Durham Raspberry Saison

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Brewed by Durham
Style: Fruit Beer
Durham, England
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark raspberry Saison. Raspberry juice and stem ginger mingle with dark malts and Saison yeast. Semi-sour and refreshing with a hint of ginger. Rich raspberry with a clean, dry finish. This beer started off life as a collaboration with BrewDog Bar Newcastle. We matured this half of the brew and added more raspberry and ginger to create a really tasty Saison. Bottle Conditioned. Limited release of 1500 bottles.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1135) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
500ml bottle. Raspbeery Saison. Clear dark red-brown colour, large frothy beige foam head leaving some lacing and aroma of juicy raspberries & cream, roast malty, tart fruity. Taste is malt with roast & light coffee notes plus sour berry fruits, raspberry, woody. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, sourish fruity finish. Lovely aroma and nicely drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy brown, thin tan head. Aromas of raspberry and roast. Light spice. Taste is more of the same, light tart sourness. Not bad, but lacking a little something.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1140) - SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Light opaque brown, frothy lasting greyish white head. Sugary sorbet raspberry and soft roast. Frilly raspberry, chewy jam and overdone toast. Dark malts adds a decadent buffer rather than this being quenching and smashable. However, really drops off towards the finish, dry and tangy.

Bottle, Let’s Go Digita Tasting

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (2138) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, soft raspberry nose, spice, taste has tart raspberry, sweet, dry, toffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14195) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
bottle at home ... deep brown ... big bubbly tan head ... collapsing to small tan head ... massive roast and raspberry nose ... soft seeet fruits .. dark malts ... soft toffee roast .. dark malts ... soft tart fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1241) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Deep, clear, dark, reddy brown. Thick, lasting, cream coloured head. Raspberry ruffle chocolate bar. Lemon. Light spice. Taste is tart. Dry. Light sourness. Yeastiness on the palate. Lots of prickly carbonation. Decent body. Finish is dry, tart and light sour. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (3777) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Keg @ The Works, Sowerby Bridge. Dark red with a thick off-white creamy head. Has plenty of raspberry flavour and a small fizz in the palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
apickles (109) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle. Burnt Liquorice on the nose with a hint of sweet fruit. Lovely dark red colour with a cream head. Quite fizzy with a wheaty rasberry flavour, fairly smooth and creamy in the mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1026) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle from Whistlestop, Saltburn. Deep red colour with a small tan head. Plenty of sour raspberry flavour, but still maintains the saison character. Light and refreshing, though perhaps a little on the thin side. Didn’t really get the ginger. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SaintMatty (5192) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
500ml Bottle - Dark brown with red tinges. Raspberry, ginger and roasted malt in the aroma. Fruity, tangy and slightly roasted taste with raspberry, ginger and lime detected.


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