argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
75cl bottle, thanks noodleuser. Small white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, raspberry, acetone, some spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, raspberry, acetone. Medium body, light sticky.
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by noodleuser. Pours hazy orange with a medium, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is raspberry and cherry malt, light biscuit malt. Flavor is heavy raspberry with light malt and a dry finish. Light body and warmth with medium carbonation.
GT2 (7117) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL thanks to noodleuser. Hazy gold pour with a weaker white head. No lace really. Sweet strawberry nose with mild raspberry jam. Taste is sweeter, minerally, pretty cloying with sweet strawberry. Tangy over carbonated palate.
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BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured orange with a fizzy white head that settled to a ring. Aroma of raspberry and yeast. The flavor was mainly raspberry. Light body, lively carbonation, and a light tart.
TreborWhip (369) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2011
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pours greenish-yellow with virtually no head. Looks, smells, and taste like a sparkling white wine. Take away the bubbles and it is like something between a Reisling and a Gerwerstraminer.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
THOUGHTS: Nice beer. Refreshing summer thirst quencher. Would probably be a little better with a little less raspberry. It was fairly complex, but the raspberry dominated the more subtle flavors and aromas. Good saison, great fruit beer.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light, pinkish orange with a large, white head that mostly diminished, but left excellent lacing. The aroma was fairly weak. It had light to moderate spicy and dusty yeast; slight doughy yeast; both sweet and tart raspberries; and lemon. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, lightly acidic and slightly bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet, moderately sour and light to moderately acidic with an average to long duration. There was raspberry, lemony citrus, a little pepper, tart raspberries, lots of yeast, spicy yeast, dusty yeast, slight funk, sour raspberry, sour lemon, and sweeter raspberries. Everything blended well. The light to medium body was a little creamy and then rather dry with lightly fizzy carbonation and a dry and slightly alcoholic finish.
Leafs93 (1517) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a redish tinge, medium white head. Aroma of raspberry, grass and earthyness. Taste is tart into a muted dry finish. Overall this is more refreshing then comlex, i was hoping for more.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours out a light pinkish copper color with a huge champagne colored head. Aroma is lots of sweet/tart raspberry. Taste is raspberry, some light tartness, grains, and a little spice in there also. Something about this just doesn’t work for me though.
jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
lightly hazy amber with a white head that has the faintest of pink hues, lasting head…
lots of raspberry aroma, not tart, but not sweet either, light spiciness,
medium bodied, a little tart, has more of a black cherry flavor than a raspberry flavor as far as I can tell
dryer finish, lightly spiced, I don’t get a lot of saison ness from this as the raspberry fruit notes overpower a lot
some spice, but not a ton and if its belgian yeast its not that present
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from StormKing47 on BA - thanks, dude! Very nice pour, bright orange with pinkish hues, mildest sediment, nice continual bubbles from the bottom and a thick rocky head atop the blood orange. Nose is raspberry pulp initially, so much so that I feared for the beer’s balance, but it settled down into something more fragrant as befits a saison. Light and prickly body, with a hint of tartness and spice making the palate lively. This beer grows on you, with the mild pucker from the fruit blending well with the spicy and very dry finish. Not pitched at the extremes by any measure, the flavors are blended quite well. Surprising and yummy.