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Saison Framboise - Brasserie Trois Dames

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Saison FramboiseSaison Framboise

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BA SCORE
86
very good

38 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.84%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Trois Dames visit their website
Switzerland

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 11-21-2009)
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-28-2014 18:55:01 | More by Casey3236
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-26-2014 01:17:13 | More by smithj4
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-23-2014 22:50:37 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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sprat1960

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful deep amber color. Opaque with lots of tiny bubbles. GIGANTIC cream-colored head when poured; could only pour a portion of the bottle at a time due to mounds of foam. Head dies down relatively quickly leaving a thick uneven coating of foam on the surface of the beer and lots of sticky lacing on the sides of the glass. Subtle aroma of raspberry mixed with that typical sour beer scent. Taste starts off kind of earthy then quickly progresses to a full fruity raspberry taste and ends with a sour, semi-dry finish. Very complex and refreshing. Medium body with lots of tingle from the carbonation followed by a slight puckering from the sour, semi-dry finish. Overall I found this to be an excellent but somewhat complex beer. Definitely a beer to drink slowly.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 01:28:04 | More by sprat1960
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pcarney8

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

06-11-2014 21:40:36 | More by pcarney8
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-19-2014 01:18:20 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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JKV96

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

05-19-2014 00:40:47 | More by JKV96
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ThatsThatDude

New York

1/5  rDev -74%

05-18-2014 17:54:09 | More by ThatsThatDude
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-11-2014 02:06:53 | More by williamjbauer
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-01-2014 22:24:50 | More by mportnoy
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vfgccp

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-25-2014 11:54:23 | More by vfgccp
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-18-2014 18:41:57 | More by orangesol
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-07-2014 00:37:37 | More by MarkyMOD
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-05-2014 21:16:23 | More by djrn2
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a delicious beer by all means, but easily one of the most overpriced bottles ive seen, at 24 or 25 bucks a go, yeah its swiss and those always cost more, but come on! we all agreed that this is 12 or 14 dollars good, but not this pricey no way. pale pink in color, heady as heck, as tall as a red wine glass and rising, busy yeast for sure, which is the best feature of this brew hands down. a nose of light raspberry, more like flavored seltzer than jam or framboise as i know it. the yeast is more dominant, funky and tart, a little acidic, but spunky and different, sour but not too much, its great. light wheat malt barely adds anything, just a launching pad for semisweet raspberry flavor, not totally authentic, and a fantastic yeast that adds more fruit with a drying pucker that is subtle but defined, and very enjoyable. im frustrated by the price too much to really enjoy all the subtleties, but this beer does have some depth of flavor. the carbonation is right on, the fruity sugars are cleaned up well, and its soft and light. easy drinking, but i feel compelled to savor such a pricey bottle. not super unique from the masses, but this is quality brew, i just find myself wishing for more raspberries. a nice mix between saison and wild ale overall.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 05:19:03 | More by StonedTrippin
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-02-2014 19:38:16 | More by Janeinma
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

With a promise of the dry peppery-ness of Saison, but the tart fruitiness of Framboise, the Swiss beer strives for a taste, texture and balance of both artistic styles. But I've been here before and a I think I know how it ends.

As the ale pours, it reliquishes a beautiful rosy-mauve color. Hazy in its appearance, the ale projects a slightly richer visual texture that just ruby. As a frothy and airy head builds, the exuberant carbonation nearly overcomes the glass, yet as it settles, the foam sheets the glass with intricate lacing patterns. It's a very impressive appearance.

As the nose nears the glass, a fruity and tart scent overwhelms the olfactory senses- true raspberry in all its tart, sweet and earthy form. However, that's not without a soft wheat and straw backing that the more earthy notes emerge- damp hay, sea air, saddle leather and cork-like must all emit as the the scent transfers from fruit to funk heading into that first sip.

To taste, its the soft wheat and supple fructose sweetness that greets the palate first. But a followup of acidity allows for the beer's more wine-like taste to emerge. Acidic in the middle, raspberry flavor fuses with tart green apples, white grapes, dry cider, and a mature taste of weathered oak, brine, dried limes and wine-drunken cork round out the beer's closing taste.

Medium-light on the palate, the ale does that thing- ....that thing where the carbonation is so ingrained that the ale explodes not so much on the tongue or the palate but waits for the nucleation sites in the throat to erupt; creating a lump that nearly evokes choking hazard. But after that, what's left of sweetness yields a quick and lightly powdery dryness, sharp acidity and peppery prickle on the tongue throughout. Its finish is balanced with warmth and acidity with mild tannin bite.

I'll honestly admit that I was expecting a sweeter fruit beer with peppery Saison tendencies. However what I got was a dry ale that hinges on high sourness but dials it back for the sake of fruit preservation. Never candy-like the true fruit flavor layers this tart Saison with high complexity- in a way that had only been dreamed about.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 08:16:24 | More by BEERchitect
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-08-2014 07:31:22 | More by drewone
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one at jmgrub's tasting.

Pours a murky reddish-orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and slightly sour raspberry and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour raspberry and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 06:54:53 | More by UCLABrewN84
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sfr26

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-23-2013 06:42:32 | More by sfr26
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-22-2013 03:07:57 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-07-2013 17:47:29 | More by Jslay013
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-03-2013 00:38:06 | More by DerekMorgan
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 750ml bottle in a trade with Dawson's Liquor in Severna Park, MD. Poured into a Mort Subtite branded snifter glass.

Pours a beautiful hazed rose-like hue with a fat white head, amazing retention with lacing for days. Aroma is bready with some mild funk up front, wood, earthy berries come through and dominate the nose at the back end. Flavor is tart and funky - tons of barrel, vanilla notes, lemon zest and a big berry blast in the finish (almost perfume-like). A lot going on, but a perfect balance of flavors. The body is light and effervescent, champagne-like mouthfeel, finishing crisp and dry. Overall a very interesting and tasty beer, taking 2 amazing styles and making them a single cohesive unit that just be a greater sum than their parts. Tastes like they used whole fruit over, the all too often used, extract or syrup. I'm backing this one big time!

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 00:21:00 | More by DeanMoriarty
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twelveinches

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

10-04-2013 05:40:44 | More by twelveinches
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Saison Framboise from Brasserie Trois Dames
86 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.