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Saison Framboise | Brasserie Dunham

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Saison FramboiseSaison Framboise

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham
Quebec, Canada

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by papat444 on 05-27-2013

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 34
Reviews by mtomlins:
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3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bomber into a pint glass.
A special thanks to Seblp for the bottle.

A nice pinkish-red color pouring a big bubbly head that sticks around for a while and leaves nice lacing. The nose and flavor are very similar dominated by raspberry, with a bit of sweetness but lots of dry tart fruit. It is very crisp and clean with a lot of carbonation. A great, crisp, clean saison, perfect for those summer months…and not too bad in the cold ones either.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mademers
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Bottle: Poured a light reddish color ale with a huge off-white foamy head with excellent retention and some good lacing. Aroma of lightly tart raspberry with some light residual sugar notes and a rustic malt base is also noticeable. Taste is dominated by delicate notes of fresh raspberries with some tart notes that are somewhat offset by some residual sugar notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Base saison beer is a bit lost but the raspberries more than make up for it.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.09/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is an extremely one-dimensional fruit beer. The fruit dominated the nose and palate both with flavour and sweetness. There was no trace of the saison character present at all as it was overpowered by the raspberry. Extremely sweet and difficult to finish my full pint.

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2.75/5  rDev -30%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of papat444
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had at Dunham's 2nd anniversary last Saturday.

Minimal lacing, red-pink body. Tart in aroma and flavor but delicate. Could never mistake this as a wild ale (which it isn't). Fresh raspberries with Belgian spices. Was left a little wanting though the flavor is authentic. Prefer DDC's Solstice d’Été which is the local standard IMO.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Special thanks to hoppypocket for sending this beer out west.

A : Pours a clear and muted raspberry colour with white billowy head that holds its shape like mouse with plenty of lacing.

S: Sweet raspberry, like a soda, with background scents of wheat.

T: Pronounced tart raspberries, not sweet like the smell, followed by grains and hints of yeasty bread.

M: Clean, tart, crisp and refreshing with active carbonation.

O: A bright and refreshing saison which highlights the raspberries, both in the scent and the smell. While the smell was sweet and almost some like, the tartness of the taste was surprisingly unexpected and delicious. Another tasty brew from Dunham.

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Photo of SebD
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice hazy orange/pink color to it. It has a nice thick light pink head that dies down moderately fast and leaves some spotty lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of sweet raspberries, tart fruit, wheat malts and some bready yeast.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some sweet juicy raspberries (almost jam like), some tart berries, wheat malts and bready yeast.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/med carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of mbonugli
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of edugasmtl
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of LarryAppleton
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of seanswee
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of VbolieuV
4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Really beautiful pink color with a small white/pinkish head. Really cloudy with some carbonation visible.

Lots of raspberries in the nose, can't notice much else.

Really nice raspberry flavor in the mouth. Tartness and sourness is present but it's not over the top, really agreeable .

Dry finish, really nice carbonation on the tongue. I wasn't sure about buying a 10$ (750 ml) raspberry beer, but this is really good, no regret in trying it.

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Photo of Archemedies
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of MatChar
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Franck
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

3/5 for the first half of the bottle. Acidulated and small taste of out of date rasberries.
4/5 for the second half. Very fruity and tasty.

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Photo of rudzud
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Kyle for sharing.

A - Poured into a hill farmstead tulip a hazy golden berry juice with a thin white head that fades to leave thin wisps.

S - Aromas of light raspberry seed, soft raspberry fruit, fresh berries. Really clean.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, loads of raspberry, nice faint seeds, almost raspberry soda like, really soft and subtle.

M - Mouthfeel is brightly carbonated, crisp, clean.

O - Overall this beer was really pleasant. The raspberry is subtle and goes great with the soft saison notes. Really pleasant blending of a saison and a framboise.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Beervana
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PEIhop
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

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Saison Framboise from Brasserie Dunham
3.93 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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