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Durham Raspberry Saison

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Brewed by Durham
Style: Fruit Beer
Durham, England
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (4619) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Draft at Samo Pivo, Belgrade. Dark, red tinged brown, tall tan foam. Sweet, a little bit red hard candy. Framboise sweet, syrup, malty yeast body. Smooth, a bit anonymous. Fizzy, dry malt. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (1335) - Gdańsk, POLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Piwo bardzo mocno nagazowane, wyleciało z butelki. Ale nie ma cech zepsucia. Chyba stanowczo potrząśnięte. Taka jak pisali na etykiecie może być „ żywe”  W aromacie przyjemne nuty ciemnych słodów, lekko palone. Trochę kojarzą się z porterem. W drugiej nucie wyraźne nuty owocowe, kwaśne. W smaku rzeczywiście malinowe, dość słodkie, w drugiej nucie czekolada. Co ciekawe w odczuciu wysycenie nie jest wysokie. Przyjemne, rzeczywiście przypominające portera piwo.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinky77 (223) - - NOV 23, 2015
Bevuta in bottiglia. Colore rosso chiaro, bella schiuma chiara. Meravigliosi sentori di frutti rossi. Al palato, criěostata di frutta, panna, agrumi e miele. Corpo medio. Leggermente aciudula. Ben fatta.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (2351) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 22, 2015
Draft 0.33l at Samo Pivo Belgrade Serbia.Pour it dark color with small white head.Aroma of raspberry and sour feel.Taste of roasted malt, bitter raspberry, saison yeast on the back.Nice expirement interesting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ippopotamo36 (1635) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 3, 2015
At the Belgrade-Serbia tasting on 31/10/2015. On tap at Samo Pivo pub in Belgrade-Serbia. Pours medium brown chestnut skin color, long lasting ivory head. Nose: sweet blast of dried plums, rotten red fruit. Mouth: a bit of strange feel, not pleasant. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
peponi (1469) - Hannover, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2015
Aroma: spicy, raspberries, dark malts. Appearance: brown-reddish color, nice creamy head. Taste: no bitterness, spicy (like nutmeg), raspberries, roasted malts, ginger, quite dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, zesty finish. Overall: Interesting beer, quite dry and full of nice raspberries notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3739) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
On tap at the Bath Brew House, Bath. Deep and very dark reddish brown, thin white head, Very light raspberry aroma, but very little else. Taste is fruity and berry sweet. Fresh in the mouth.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinylightsrecs (437) - - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle. Pours deep dark red. Sour, raspberry flavour - very satisfying and refreshing

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle from the brewery, via allmyvinyl. Appearance - it’s a massive gusher and I’ve just lost 30% to 40% of it. Then it settles to a nicely proportioned fawn head over a dark brown body. Nose - well, it’s smelling great, as I try to dry the puddle on my dining room floor. Big raspberry or cherry note for sure, almost lebekuchen in fact! Searching deeper, and I know they’ve used a Belgian yeast here, but there’s a hint of an additional wild yeast in there. Taste - more raspberries or even sweeter red fruit and a sweet biscuit thing too. Like those pink wafer biscuits that you get in the Christmas variety biscuit packs. Just a touch of chocolate from the malt, is lurking in the background too. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a balanced dry finish. Overall - I’m kind of annoyed as I’ve lost some of my beer and as I really didn’t expect a gusher from a very well regarded brewery such as this.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (2553) - 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.


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