tinylightsrecs (306) - - DEC 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle. Pours deep dark red. Sour, raspberry flavour - very satisfying and refreshing
AshtonMcCobb (3546) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the brewery, via allmyvinyl.
Appearance - itís a massive gusher and Iíve just lost 30% to 40% of it. Then it settles to a nicely proportioned fawn head over a dark brown body.
Nose - well, itís 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 theyíve used a Belgian yeast here, but thereís 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 - Iím kind of annoyed as Iíve lost some of my beer and as I really didnít expect a gusher from a very well regarded brewery such as this.
danlo (1492) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
allmyvinyl (5436) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craigís. 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.
McNeillR (1595) - SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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, Letís Go Digita Tasting
Stuu666 (5597) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, soft raspberry nose, spice, taste has tart raspberry, sweet, dry, toffee.
cgarvieuk (16286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Garrold (2234) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ManVsBeer (5278) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
apickles (203) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.