hirigalzkar (2226) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle A fun beer to try, not very good though. Tastes and smells a lot like a cheap rosé wine. And something a little spicy... licorice??
MattShizzle (539) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper color, fairly cloudy and bubbly appearance. Aroma is strongly of raspberry. Very raspberry in flavor - tart and fizzy. Pretty good. Doesn’t taste as strong as it is.
Svesse (6041) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Akkurat, Stockholm, 8 June 2011) Reddish amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity nose with raspberries, red fruit and caramel. Fruity, malty taste with notes of raspberries, caramel, black-currant, wine-gum and some spicy hints of yeast coming through in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness and fairly low bitterness. A bit like a saison with candy. Quite nice.
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The only thing that hurts this beer is it has a bit of a watery finish. Big raspberry aroma on the nose. Very tart on the tongue with a bit of pepper. Hides its 7% well.
dagimp (698) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a corked and caged 750 into a snifter. OK I’ll admit it, I bought this one just because of the name. I’m a sucker for a monkey and the Simpsons. Pours with a Sh@tton of white head. Plenty o’ carbonation in this one. Just an awesome raspberry aroma on this one. Raspberries, Belgianeyness and a hint of alcohol in the nose. Mouthfeel is crap. Waaaaaaay too much carbonation. Taste is very solid; raspberries, alcohol, cough syrup, wine, lemon. It’s not a fake raspberry taste though. Overall, this is a one to try. I picked it up for around seven bucks and I’m glad I did. I wouldn’t pay much more though, but at this price I’ll buy it again.
alobar (2715) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a strange pinkish yellow color with a soapy white head. Powerful aroma of raspberry puree with maybe a hint of lemon and pepper. Raspberry extract dominate the flavor with some lemon and pepper to round out the flavor.
obxdude10 (2022) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Space Monkey is a decent saison (as the bottle claims), but as our own classification deems, this is definitely more of a fruit beer. The raspberries dominate this beer from start to finish. I don’t get a lot of the grassy, fruity, bready and wild yeast flavors that normally come along with a true saison beer. The nose doesn’t offer a whole lot. It only lends a slight fruitiness and very light bready feel. The finish is a little bready, as well. But other than that, this beer is pretty much all raspberry.
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to boamr for this one as an extra in trade. Pours a salmon-flesh color with a white head. Nose is raspberry juice, grass, yeast, and berry puree/ juice. Flavor is similar. This one has a lot of raspberry presence that does not play nicely with the saison qualities it is supposed to meld with. Light to medium
keepersj12 (2627) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice and refreshing summer beer. A wonderful raspberry aroma from an amber pour with just a touch of pink in the head. The flavor has a lot of raspberry and also a nice beer flavor. Nice balance between the sweet and bitter. Nice one.
KornDogg (521) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Funky aroma. Cloudy golden/amber body with medium lasting head. The bottle lists it as a Saison with Raspberry. I definitely notice the saison qualities. Hits of lemon, pepper, yeast with a strong raspberry finish. Overall, crisp and dry. Slight bland aftertaste.