Svesse (7681) - 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 (4058) - Lewisburg, 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 (922) - 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 (3380) - 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 (2220) - Pottstown, 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 (5085) - 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 (3045) - 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 (568) - 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.
GMCC2181 (1582) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Space monkey, haha, funny name. Cool label. Big pop off the cork. Pours an orange color.... good head. Sasion type spices on the nose, with a slight tart of raspberry popsicle. Taste is average saison, some nice spices, lemon, yeasty, dry, some hay with some slight raspberry notes. Slightly tart... Not bad. Medium body, carbonation high. Overall: Decent, Thanks wolf man!
Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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+)