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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: 15   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
peponi (820) - Krakow, POLAND - 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 (2005) - 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 (361) - - 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 (4069) - 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 (1683) - 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 (6596) - 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 (1778) - Edinburgh, 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 (6760) - 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 (17632) - 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 (2689) - 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.


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