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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a slight pink hue. Great tart berry aroma with slight lemon notes coming through, very light and refreshing aroma. Light body, with a clean crisp finish. Nice slightly tart berry note upfront that has slight lemon notes with a good balance of bitter, not really noticeable sweet. Crisp, clean, light and refreshing. Enjoyable for a fruit beer without being too overpowering. Bring this to your next summer get together and the ladies and non-beer drinkers will rejoice! Overall: (B+)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours reddish amber. White head. Nose/taste of raspberry juice, yeast and lemongrass. Light with raspberry juice overpowering the complexity of the saison. Sessionable. Good "lawnmower beer."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrickfannon (1235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2011
Bottle. 12 oz. Split with and courtsey of Vibn Pours a light ruby with a tightly, bubbled, thiny laced off-white head. Cool trailing lace throughout. Aroma of raspberry, wheat, pomegranate, pepper, and lemon zest. Medium bodied with an agressively carbonated, lively, tangy mouthfeel. Flavors of pilsner, lemon, and very faint raspberry tart in the finish. Very good fruit beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (3750) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2011
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 4/28/11

Aroma: The nose is pretty much dominated by the raspberry, with a little bit of yeast as well
Appearance: A slightly hazy amber-orange color with a small white head and some decent lace
Flavor: The taste is fairly sweet, fruity and yeasty, much like the aroma would have suggested
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a sticky feel, and leaves a cloying sweetness on the mouth
Overall Impression: So, how to describe this one... Well, they can call it what they want, but this is a fruity beer. You know how it goes, a fruit beer by any name would taste as sweet. Anyway, this one wasn’t really my style, too one dimensionally sweet and fruity for my tastes.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper body with a one finger frothy white head. The nose is not all that bad, some wheat, lightly yeasty, and a fairly decent raspberry fruit. The flavor is not so good though. The raspberry flavor is a little too surupy and artificial tasting, and there’s no funkiness or farmhouse character that makes it past it. Some odd orange citrus notes under the raspberry that is a little weird as well. Medium bodied with a touch of clinginess and fizzy carbonation. This is just a weird beer. It’s a fail at a Saison and a Fruit Beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2011
Copper colored with a cm of white head. Aroma is tart raspberry, with a citrusy/tropical layer beneath that. Taste is the same, and not too cloying, but pleasantly tart. The base strikes me as more of a wit than saison. $3/12oz

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2011
Uh oh. Mad Elf sued Rude Elf. Now we got Space Monkey. Golden Monkey? Just kidding I hope. Not a bad brew overall. pleasant raspberry juice flavors with a sour backdrop create a decently balanced and flavorful saison. A bit wet for me though and a bit too much raspberry juice in the aroma. Too oily at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2010
750mL bottle, thanks to fata2683, thanks Keith! Pours hazy pink/orange, thin persistent white head, lacing is spotty to good. Nose is tart raspberry, wheat, white pepper, spice, very nice and soft and dry. I’m impressed that this REALLY smells like raspberries, and yet the Saison character underneath still manages to come through a bit, showing pepper and citrus notes. Flavours are tart, with nice berries and wheat, at the same time, redolently juicy, with raspberries, and lightly tart and dry towards the finish. Extremely pleasant, reminds me of the Unibroue Ephemere brews.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2010
Pours hazy red with no head. Strong rasberry aroma with strong sour notes of fruit and yeast. It tastes very nice and fruity bit it tastes like it is trying to be a saison. It’s not bad but a little stuck between styles. Sweet and sour. Not bad. Not great.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2069) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 2, 2010
750 ml bottle courtesy of fata.. Thanks. Pours a hazy amber color with a big white head that soon recedes to 1/4 inch and holds. The aroma is big and bold with fresh raspberries. The taste is a bit of a let-down compared to the aroma, there are raspberries (however they are watered down) and some sour notes. The palate is a bit thin, the carbonation is lively. Finishes long with lingering chemical fruits. Overall: Nice aroma, but the flavor lacks the lushness that I expected.


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