Raisin Liaison Saison - Borealis Fermentery
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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by zeledonia:
4.25/5 rDev +9.8%
Bottles from this northern MN brewery finally made it to the Twin Cities. Tasted 8 March 2014.
Pours cloudy medium orangeish amber. Billowing fluffy white head, 3 fingers or more. Pretty darn pretty.
Smell is excellent. Fruity, flowery saison yeast, with a touch of spice; the raisins provide just a faint dark sweetness. Outstanding balance, with that raisin addition providing just the right sweet touch to complement the rest of the beer.
Taste is excellent. Rich for a saison, with full grains, a decent dose of medium sweet fruit (raisins and peaches), peppery spice, and floral high notes. Yum.
Feel is near-perfect. Medium-bodied, tingly carbonation that adds zest to the spice. Excellent, and a fantastic fit for the beer. Needs that high carbonation to keep the sweetness in motion.
This is top-notch. I see that other reviews are mixed, but I love that taste-tipping sweetness that the raisins provide, and I dig the spicy floral saison that they're adding do. Outstanding.
03-09-2014 05:33:25 | More by zeledonia
More User Reviews:
4.05/5 rDev +4.7%
Lovely glowing golden orange color. Nice active head of foam with some yeast sediment stirring about.
Amazing belgian yeast smell with lots of fruit complexity. Peach, apricot, nectarine, effervescent yeast.
Fruity, mildly funky and plenty spicy, especially at the end. Lightly sour stone fruit on the tip of the tongue, hay and spice in the middle with the spice and some bitterness coming full fledged at the end with a hint of alcohol.
Heavier side of light bodied, drier feel. Plenty of Co2.
Very quality example of the style. Everything you would look for in the style and then some.
07-09-2013 01:23:18 | More by jera1350
4/5 rDev +3.4%
A. Dark amber in color. A thin ring of foam sticks around for the duration.
S. Belgian spices. Dark fruits
T. Belgian spices. Dark fruits and boozy raisins. The raisins really make an appearance on the finish.
M. Medium carbonation. Light to medium body. Dry finish.
O. Interesting take on a saison. The raisins come through nicely but the abv isn't as well hidden as I'd like.
02-18-2014 03:11:18 | More by shadetree67
Raisin Liaison Saison from Borealis Fermentery
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.