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V - Chocolate Raspberry Saison - Wicked Weed Brewing

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V - Chocolate Raspberry Saison
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88
very good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 6.57%
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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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.

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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

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V - Chocolate Raspberry Saison from Wicked Weed Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.