Damico (3119) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured a slightly pink amber color with a good amount of head. Nice malty flavor with a slight tart raspberry finish.
jcwattsrugger (11899) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
dmac (5223) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Ibrew2or3 (7957) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of markwise. Oh yeah, a beer called Space Monkey has gotta be good, right? Cool name and pretty cool label to boot. The 12oz bottle pours clear dark gold with thin white head. The aroma is sweet slick malts, raspberry wine cooler notes and really very little else. The taste is pretty tart to start with raspberry and cranberry fruitiness then picking up sugar sweet malts and then becoming a bit on the grainy side to midway. It remains tart and gets dry into the finish.
Bad Space Monkey, bad, now go take a 2 minute time out in the corner.
finol (2904) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Akkurat.
Pours redbrown with a small head.
Aroma of rosé wine with some malt in the background.
Rather rosé wine like taste with raspberry candy and raspberry seeds.
hirigalzkar (2755) - 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 (588) - 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.