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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Brewed with the Saison and farmhouse ales of Belgium in mind, we added fresh Raspberries and Brettanomyces to a wine barrel and aged the Saison base for 9 months.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
charule (1099) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2013
On tap at 312 block party. Poured reddish orange with light head. Strong acidic sour aroma of light fruit. Tingly taste of super sourness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cbfobes (2293) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2013
On tap at 2013 GTMW, glad I hung around this tent a bit this year, ended up getting some pretty sweet stuff, pours a light red with an off white head, the aroma was awesome, reminded me of the candy shocktarts in a way, tons of fruit but that sourness just gets you in the back of the throat, the flavor has a nice sour touch on the front end with the raspberries coming through in the finish, really smooth mouthfeel, really liked this.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madvike (2729) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2012
On tap at GTMW - Pours hazy rosy amber with a thin bubbly white head. Nose is real tart berry, gentle citrus, and Smarties, with vinegar tartness. Taste is Sweet Tarts, not overly acidic, but citrus is present, with sweet, gentle berries. Fluffy and smooth...wow.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Sampled at FoBAB 2011. Clear red orange with a thin head. Acidic fruit in the nose. Tart fruits simple lactic. Reminds me a little of a tart rose. tart ok a little bland. 7/3/7/3/15

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1930) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Tasted on draft at FoBAB 2011. Pours pink/orange with an average white head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is delicate sour berries with some sour lemon, light bread malt, and a touch of white wine vinegar. The flavor is more sour with the red berries coming through more dominant, some sour lemon, light bread malt, and the same touch of white wine vinegar. The body is light and oily with average carbonation and a long, sour finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Sampled at FOBAB, 2011. Ultimately, a fairly basic farmhouse here, though well made. Deep orange-grapefruit in color, a starch white head, and a bright, pretty pour. Some funky sour berry, hazy oak, and light vinegar in the nose. A good, tart fruit, berries, funk, and a creamy, light spicy grain in the flavor. Slightly too sweet for me overall, but I still enjoyed. Not as good as I was hoping.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2011
FOBAB 2011. Pours a crystal clear, very pretty colored copper-gold with a slight pinkish hue. Finger-width, soft, frothy, pink-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a solid, soft lacing on the glass throughout. Aroma is pretty solid with a nice raspberry tartness and a slight sweetness from the fruits as well. A light pale malt sweetness with a touch of funk and a nice oak. I get a few vinous fruits behind the raspberries as well. Flavor is similar. Some funk and tart raspberries up front with vinous fruits in there as well. A touch of clean pale malt before the oak dries this nicely and finishes fruity and tart. Very clean and lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a nice, moderate, somewhat lively carbonation. Overall, a solid beer. Refreshing raspberry tartness with a solid oaky funk throughout. This was very well done.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3280) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2011
FoBAB 9. Fiery amber pour, thin white small-bubbled ring. Nose is sublime: oak dryness competes with vanilla sitiing atop the raspberries, which create a sour dessert note while simultaneously enhanced by the base saison dryness drawing a pith out of the raspberries. Flavor reminds of Troegs Splinter Blue, more fruity, bright acid highlighting the raspberries, bit simple with a soft, yeasty dryness through the finish, effervescent but not as badly muting as Splinter Blue was. The nose reminded me of Terry Hawbaker’s talent, unfortunately not followed up in the flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
draft... really solid sour saison that brings out lots of fruits, one of their better sours

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilliGose (3257) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
tap at fobab. ky’s favorite beer of the day. nice clean blueberry/raspberry fruit character. light cobweb musty funk. touch of oak. well made, great beer.


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