MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Max’s. Transparent gold, thin fizzy white ring, looks like raspberry ginger ale. Nose is raspberry, wheat, very thin and watery with light citric bite late. Flavor is way overcarbonated, light lemon and citrus with faintly synthetic cherries. Even thinner than Cherokee red.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle; thanks to Fred for the trade; pours pale gold with creamy white head; kind of a Brett and raspberry mix on the nose; creamy fruit and stale malt; nice level of lactic fruit and sourness; cherries, light malt, honey, yum
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a hazy pinkish golden body with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of earth, grass, and raspberries. Flavor of citrus, herbs, raspberries, wheat, yeast, light funkiness, and earth.
bedainedebiere (499) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 750 ml. Très rafraîchissante et éminemment estivale. Similitudes avec une blanche. Petit côté surette, framboisé délicatement, houblonnage modeste mais plaisant, un peu herbeux. J’ai bien aimé même si je ne raffole pas du tout des bières aux fruits, en principe...
DerWeg (1419) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2010 Pale blonde tinge red ring white cap or solid white head.. Nice perfumed sour and berry aroma replavs stronger in taste. Explodes with raspberry flavor and sunny sweetness, light wheat feel but good persistence of berry flavors. Notes say ’fairly dry (hop?) and yet semi-sweet.’ Quality is there.
Boutip (4281) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: Poured a light beige color ale with red haze and a nice foamy head with good retention. Aroma of fresh raspberries with light tart notes. Taste is also a nice enough mix between some fresh raspberries with light tart notes and a medium bland malt backbone, which is not a bad thing considering the focus is on the fruit. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad but not great either or maybe I had higher expectation.
presario (4420) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big cloudy slightly pink amber with giant white head. Aroma of a dry peppery Saison. First taste is sour and tastes like a raspberry Saison. Second sip seems much more subdued. Then the beer settles into a tart light raspberry Saison just milder than that first sparkling taste. A little thin perhaps. Pour the yeast and get a wet dirty raspberry taste.
jredmond (4567) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at monks in Philly. Pours an amber body with creamy off white head. Aroma is light raspberries. Flavor totally takes a right turn down ipa Ave. Surprising flavor of citrus and fruit hop. Seems a bit closer to an Sipio with raspberry flavor rather than a fruit brew. Good beer nonetheless.
robinvboyer (2755) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes very much like a classic hopfenstark saison with some tart rapsberries added. There is the slight funk and pepperiness of a saison with a lovely tart raspberry. Extremely enjoyable!
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Host. Pours hazy yellow with a medium head. Retention is short. Extensive lacing. Nose is grainy wheat with a bit funk and some raspberries. Taste is grainy with some fruits. Very discrete. Little sourness. A bit dusty. Quite drinkable and very light. Hint of lambic funk on the nose. Very thin and not so good. This beer is very different depending on the raspberries used. The batch at the Mondial used different fruits (as Fred told me) and was way better seeing the ratings it had.