HogTownHarry (6872) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2017
August 8, 2014 - with blankboy, gregclow, jercraigs and mabel. 500ml bottle. Gusher, tons of floaties - peach-amber pour, huge foamy white head. Dry and pungent aroma - raspberry seed and some floral/spicy bitterness. Taste follows, with lemon - more seeds - little alcohol. Average body, airy, dry, acidic, quick-finishing ... ehh. UXO (1896) - CANADA - MAR 15, 2017
Appearance: murky red with one finger of fluffy pinkish head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: tart raspberry, light yeast. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high tart, light bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body, lively to moderate carbonation, off-dry tart and lightly funky finish. (3/5)
Framboise? Absolutely. Saison? Ehhh… not so much. Raspberry utterly dominates, which isn’t a bad thing, particularly since it’s neither overly sweet nor artificial in character. But there’s very little Saison character here - if any, to be honest. There’s the merest hint of funk in the finish, but is almost indistinguishable from the yeast notes. On the other hand, it remains pleasant and balanced to the very last drop, which starts to look like a strawberry milkshake towards the end of the second glass! OK, if perhaps a touch pricey. (14/20)
7/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com Fred82 (2324) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2017
750ml bottle from the brewpub. Pours pale red with pink-ish head. Nose raspberries, raspberry leaves, light yeast. Taste raspberries with yeast. Finish fruity raspberries with light yeast. Raspberry leaves. Very light acidity. Not that complex but fairly enjoyable. Quite drinkable. Carbonation very soft. A bit too soft for a saison. All on all nice beer. dfearnley (2143) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle to tulip
Consummation: Sour, yeasty raspberry with some orange peel and malt
Adjunct: Raspberry is more subtle in the aroma and the malt character is more pronounced along with a overripe/sour/rotting apple; translucent reddish amber with a creamy pink head, with little retention, moderate effervescence, and no lacing melush (4065) - SPAIN - DEC 18, 2016
@ Irreale, Madrid, Spain.
A: Hazy pink.
T: Raspberry, sour, malt, slightly yeasty.
Oakes (17676) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle, Legacy. Red-pink colour, and a pinkish head. Cloudy. Has a strong raspberry nose, touch of lactic, no particular saison character. Tart on the palate with mellow raspberries and a bit of yeastiness. Again, lacks both saison character and complexity. Jammy finish. Not saying it’s bad, but it’s not an upper echelon fruit beer. patricks110 (2495) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2016
Delightful fruit brew. Pours a murky pink with steady carbonation and a thin off white/pinkish head. The nose is delicate, raspberries abound with almost nothing else evident. Not sweet at all with a fresh taste, light tartness, a pinch of pepper, light citrus note, crisp and refreshing. Very well done brew! reebtogi (6267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2016
750ml capped bottle pours a murky pink color with a finger of off-white head that leaves only a few specks of lacing on the glass. Aroma is fresh raspberries with a mild funk and citrus. Taste is a raspberry tartness with a fruity and malty sweetness and light citrus bitterness. Light to medium bodied with abundant carbonation that tickles the tongue. Overall, a pleasant saison made even better with the addition of the fresh raspberries. Recommended. beerplace (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2016
On tap at Darby’s Gastown. Pours a clody rose color with a white head. Aroma is raspberry and sugary notes. Taste is not so sweet as aroma, but with good noticeable hoppy bitterness. Fruity, hoppy bitterness aftertaste. Refreshing and delicious. fiulijn (20497) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2016
2016-08-27, draught at Darby’s Gastown, Vancouver, as Dunham Raspberry Saison, 6-3-6-3-12=30
Opaque pink-red color, compact head. Mild aroma of raspberry yogurt. Dry and smooth mouthfeel, moderately sour, mild raspberry flavor, some yeast, some woody bitterness in the final (typical of raspberries), and light astringency.
2016-01-25, draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 6-3-7-3-14=33
Murky light red color. It has a strong fruity character from the raspberry, and therefore some acidity; the spicy yeast is not too strong, it’s a disturbing element anyway, doesn’t fit in the picture. It seems to be highly carbonated.
Overall, a nice fruity sour. And well made, bold.