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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The first batch of our blackberry saison is out for distribution - dog ate my homework, 7% alc/vol with approximately 1lb of fruit per liter. Why Blackberries? Blackberries have a wonderful sweetness that is not TOO sweet or full. They are rich in color and aroma and have a unique drying charcter that is felt across the whole pallet. I am not a fan of sweet beers, so it was important to me that this beer have lots of deep blackberry fruit and a deep respect for the saison’s dry palate.

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3.9
superspak (6371) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2018
Got as a gift from RaulMondesi. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours fairly hazy dark ruby red/purple color with a 1 finger dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of juicy blackberries, peach, plum, apricot, cherry, pear, red apple, red grape, fruit skin/seeds, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, blackberries, and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big juicy blackberries, peach, plum, apricot, cherry, pear, red apple, red grape, fruit skin/seeds, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate peppery yeast spiciness and light fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of blackberries, peach, plum, apricot, cherry, pear, red apple, red grape, fruit skin/seeds, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, blackberries, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance; and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from yeast spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, fairly crisp, and lightly acidic/tangy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is a delicious fruited saison. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, blackberries, and bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the modestly spicy/drying finish. Definitely a ton of blackberries in this brew, but it still feels like a legit Saison. Plenty of fruity/spicy yeast character, perfectly balanced with fruit and bready malts. A very enjoyable offering, and unique style example.

2.6
rick_91709 (535) - USA - JAN 3, 2018
Poured from a can. Reddish purple color. Light pink head. Very light berry aroma. Slightly tart berry flavor. Ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
beastiefan2k (4236) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2017 500mL capped bottle. Bought it in discount at State Line, so not fresh. So, it's on me for being unprepared for the gusher once I popped the cap. Head fades rather quickly. That purple pink hue in a brown beer from the berries. It's one of those berry and malt sweet beer. I've had actual Belgian versions that were similar. There is a lot going on, tart sourness from berries as well. Each sip makes me oscillate between hate to like. At times the overly sweet character bothers me. But at other times I like the strong tart berries that are accentuated by strong Belgian malt base. So, depending on the sip it's between shit and ok.

3.6
llkc (2881) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2017
Øl fra dåse, duft rød mørk frugt duft smag rød mørk frugt smag solbær svag syrlig eftersmag

2.9
onceblind (11135) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2017
Clear deep rosey purpleish amber under a large rocky light pink head. Big bright woody blackberry juicy aroma with a thick funky saison ester background. Brisk bone dry flavor that’s bright with blackberry and light white oak, and drying funky saison esters to round out a very quick flavor profile. Lovely carbonation with dry dusty saison tones with light fruity kisses and a hella-dry finish.

3.4
MarcoDL (5529) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2017
Can, courtesy of dEnk, thanks a lot! Pink pour. Aroma of sweet blueberries, dry grassy yeast and mild spices. Taste has blueberries, dry yeast, grassy funky spice and some malt body. Solid fruit saison.

3.5
notalush (5985) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2017
Bottle - medium purple with a foamy pink head - full, earthy blackberry nose, light funk, moderate tartness, mild sweetness - full carbonation in the mouth - dry, tart, moderately acidic, lightly funky - moderate spiciness arrives late - currant, berry, white grape - lingering spice and mildly sweet blackberry - interesting and refreshing.

3.6
Marheb (6343) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2017
(En fût à la source): Une combinaison juteuse, fruitée et sauvagement terreuse. La bière est superbe avec sa teinte magenta et le corps se tient fantastiquement mais quelque chose de limite médicinal dérange au départ et s’essouffle en respirant. Intéressant.

3.5
thorongil2 (3635) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2017
(Tap) cloudy purple colour with a small pink head; aroma of fruit, lilies; dryuish, balanced flavour with a long, light sour with a hint of bitter finish

3.6
nickd717 (5008) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Draft at Old Devil Moon. Reddish purple cloudy color with a lasting pink head. Nice blackberry aroma, some Belgian notes. Medium sweet flavor, nice fruit notes, some Belgian yeast. Medium bodied, well carbonated. Good for a fruit beer.


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