Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle shared at BCTC 2010. Pours a golden amber with a violet tinge and a foamy short lived head. Aroma is mineral tart light raspberry and raspberry seed, light toast, cherry pit phenolic yeast and light plastic note. Flavor is moderately sweet upfront from a honey sweet malt profile, then gets a slight oily slick and has a tart finish- still more phenols all the way around with plastic, dusty crackery, pitty raspberry seed, metallic hints from the seeds, which leads to a thin slightly astringent finish. Not really impressed.
drfabulous (5886) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super carbonated. Tons of fizz. Fruit. Raspberries are present but don’t dominate. Light Saison. Decent.
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this while camping at BCTC this year. Pours an orange amber with a gentle rouge hue to it under a medium sized white head. Fuzzy raspberry, hay, a bit of vanilla. Light raspberry flavors, a bit of tartness, a touch of tanginess. Tangy wheat and raspberry. Tasty.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle pours hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma is sour raspberry and lemon peel. Flavor is tart raspberry, toasted malt, citrus notes, extremely dry finish with a touch of funk.
IainOg (75) - Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. coppery pink shade with some haze and heavy lacing. nose is classic bready, earthy, peppery saison yeast and prominent raspberries. on the sweet side at first taste, like a raspberry sorbet with lots of bready, yeasty presence and a little tart undercurrent that gets pleasantly dry on the fade. ultimately, this is more of a fruit beer that happens to have been fermented with a saison yeast, I’d say. not bad at all, but it’d be nice with the berries as more of an accent, or with the additions of berries done over multiple stages (I say that assuming that they all went into the secondary, though that’s just a guess from the taste and I can’t be bothered to go to their website).
DocLock (9245) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 cc bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy ruddy dark straw gold with big fluffy white head. Nose is floral, spicy, with an earthy fresh raspberry and some hopcitrus. Tastes spicy, floral, hopcitric, peppery, with malt, some mild raspberry notes. Smooth finish.
Listigovers (725) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is good, I drank two big bottles with a friend tonight at the Steelgaarden! Smells like berries, has a standard saison taste up front and a nice fruit beer finish. Very refreshing and enjoyable. Definitely one of Bethlehem Brew Works best creations!
egajdzis (5871) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy pink with a large white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweeter raspberry, citrus, toast, light honey malts. Taste of citrus, lemongrass, sweet raspberry, toasted malts, light spices, and a dry finish.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of raspberry and Robitussin. Poured amber/orange in color with a small, tan head that disappeared. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of raspberries, grains, and malt. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, raspberry and grain finish is dry.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy pinkish. Aroma of raspberry and saison year, bready malt. Flavor of raspberry and saison yeast, a little tart but sweet.