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V - Chocolate Raspberry Saison - Wicked Weed Brewing

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V - Chocolate Raspberry Saison
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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 6.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: brewdude1982 on 02-16-2013

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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 4
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Photo of tdm168
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A birthday gift from brewdude1982. A 32oz growler from his trip to Asheville.

A - black with a large, dense, soft, foamy brown head that has great retention

S - chocolate covered cherries, cough syrup, red wine

T - subtle tartness, faint chocolate, raspberries, faint yeast, warming alcohol in the finish

M - light to medium bodied, a bit warm in the finish, well carbonated

This is an interesting beer. I was impressed with the aroma. It really does smell like chocolate covered cherries, but borders on medicine. The taste is a bit odd to me. I get the cherries. I get the chocolate though it's faint. It's a nice flavor, but it's not full-flavored. The mouthfeel is also a bit surprising. This is soft and light; very easy to drink. Overall, this is a unique beer that is definitely worth a try. I would have preferred it to have been more full-flavored, but I certainly wouldn't ever pass this up.

Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a surprisingly dark color, almost fudge brown, with a buoyant tan head; plenty of lacing hangs around for the devotee

Smell: Clearly the beer's best attribute, it smells like a basket full of freshly picked raspberries dusted with chocolate shavings

Taste: Well, I guess it can be said that the taste is very much like the aroma, with plenty of raspberry fruit flavor; the chocolate is hard to find, though, and there is a brown bread character that underpins the fruit

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: When I heard this was a Saison, I was expecting something very different as this is more a fruit beer than anything else; it lakes the yeasty complexity I was expecting, though the fruit profile is quite enjoyable

Photo of GJ40
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Raspberry and cocoa nibs in a saison sound odd but they really make this work.

Photo of brewdude1982
4.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

This was a 10 ounce pour at Wicked Weed in Asheville NC.

It is dark black with very low retention and almost no lacing. It smells like chocolate covered cherries or at least that was the first thing that popped into my mind. It has a mild sweet taste which fades to a tart taste that is very enjoyable. The whole time you get chocolate and raspberries the whole time. I was amazed by this beer. I bought one for my wife who isn't into the big bodied beers as much as me but after I tasted it I had to get one for myself. I would highly recommend. I give this beer a 5 overall because I have never tasted anything like it and it is amazing.

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V - Chocolate Raspberry Saison from Wicked Weed Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.