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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Formulated to rocket around your palate with a 21st century complexity in flavor and aroma: Hints of lemon and pepper orbit around a raspberry tartness to guarantee a successful flight.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (1680) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2011
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2011
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2011
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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2011
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2011
The saison pours light raspberry amber with a big bubbly off white bright head. The aroma is very light fruit sweet notes and pepper notes as well. The body is a bit bubbly, as expected from the brewery, but smoother than normal. The flavors of pepper blended with light fruit notes, not very funky as expected in a saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, deeper gold colored body with a finger-width, fizzy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is fairly fruity and sweet, but not so much that the pepper and light tartness don’t come into play. Lots of raspberry up front with a nice mix of sweet and tart along with a hint of lemon and apricot. There is a light pepper spice and earth along with some dry yeast and a light, honey-pale malt sweetness. Flavor is similar, but I get a bit more of a malt backing, which is nice. Sweet and semi-tart raspberries up front with a touch of honey sweetness and smooth pale malts. Some hints of lemony citrus and apricot come in again along with a light yeasty spice and earth. Smooth honey comes out a bit more towards the end along with a bit more of a raspberry tartness. Finishes clean and dry with a light bitterness before leaving a medium length aftertaste. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid beer. Its fruity and sweet, but there is a light tartness and yeasty, earthy pepper hint to balance along with a pleasant touch of honey sweetened pale malts. This was very enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (808) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2011
hazy gold with thin eggshell head. Aroma is light grassy hops with raspberry bubblegum. Medium body, rather on the thick side for a saison. mildly sweet and lots of rasperry, lets say halfway to a Lindemann’s Framboise. Slight clean bitterness. It’s good and drinkable, but the subtleties of the yeast are lost in here. Maybe a slight barn hay.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2011
From a bottle poured a slightly pink amber color with a good amount of head. Nice malty flavor with a slight tart raspberry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2011
thanks hbmason for sharing-12oz bottle-pours a white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is dry yeast, light malt, raspberry. Taste is dry yeast, light malt, raspberry, slight drying.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (4004) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2011
12 oz bottle from Canal’s Hainesport. Poured an ugly hazy orange body with a tiny hint of pink siting underneath a large foamy mostly white head. Aroma is sweet with lots of sugary raspberry puree up front then the saison notes kick in with some spice, pepper, rotting lemons and moldy old wet bread. Fuller almost milky body with stingy carbonation and a dry finish that is just a weird combination. Flavor of dry bread, old raspberry skins, spice and belgian yeast. This is a combo that just doesn’t work, I am glad I found a 12 oz single and didn’t have to choke down the big bottle or worse 5 more 12ozers.


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