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 (7829) - 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 (293) - 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 (5305) - Spring Mount, 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 (4960) - 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 (4473) - 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.
r464 (1916) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coppery color with a foamy tan head. Quite fruity. Raspberry, lemon, orange, banana notes, with an underlying hint of spices and yeast. Strong but sweet.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours a hazy dark amber with a big fluffy white head. The head lasts well but produces almost no lacing. The aroma is sweet, spicy and fruity. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is sweet but refreshing. Good touches of raspberry, and nice tartness to it. has a light body. Texture is on the dry side. Good finish and an okay aftertaste.
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Bethlehem location. Poured a medium amber, with a lighter reddish tint, and a small sized head. Aromas of raspberries and some yeast. Mainly fresh raspberries... And I like raspberries. Tastes of raspberries, yeast, and some spices lurking in there. More of a raspberry fruit beer.
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Allentown location. Pours a reddish color with a white soapy head to it. Has a raspberry and yeast smell to it. Has a raspberry tartness to it with a little pepper taste as well. Could be a little more tart for my liking but it’s not bad. 7% is well hidden and this is a pretty nice summer beer