Crimson Bird With Raspberries | Naparbier Sdad. Coop.

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Crimson Bird With RaspberriesCrimson Bird With Raspberries

Brewed by:
Naparbier Sdad. Coop.

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by josanguapo on 03-05-2016

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Photo of biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, day 7 of the 2016 Craft BeerAdvent calendar - a new brewery for me, and a Spanish one at that.

This beer pours a hazy, medium salmon-tinged amber colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and creamy off-white head, which leaves some rocky promontory lace around the glass as it quickly falls away.

It smells of pungent fresh raspberries, grainy and doughy pale malt, a bit of earthy yeastiness, some further muddled citrus fruitiness, ephemeral spice (coriander maybe?), and a bit of leafy and floral green hop bitters. The taste is raspberry cream, gritty and bready pale and caramel malt, extant yeast, some white pepper and coriander spice, candied orange, a very mild funkiness, and more plain leafy, weedy, and floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly active in its frolicking frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and mostly smooth, the particular nature of the raspberries no cause for concern here. It finishes off-dry, the malt and waning berry fruitiness keeping it tight.

Overall, this is a very pleasant and engaging fruit beer to be having in the midst of a -20 degree cold spell - it's like all summery up in here! Great raspberry flavours abound, and with a nice rustic Saison providing some solid backup duty. I don't say this often for either fruit beers or Saisons, but, yeah, I'd have this one again.

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Photo of Derek
3.76/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of staubot
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Day 7 from the 2016 Craft Beer advent calendar. Was excited about this one when I saw it as I've enjoyed Raspberry ales in the past. Might have factored into the rating as it was not quite what I expected.

Hazy off rose in colour with a 1 inch head settles to a nice film on top

Strong fruity aroma of ripe raspberries with a weaker citrus malt

Sour Raspberry taste hits fast followed by a bitter spicy hops up the back.

Sharp carbonation bites with a moment of bitterness in the aftertaste

Enjoyable but the bite and sounds is more of what I’d enjoy from a more citrus of grapefruit ale. Unique and good presentation but would not go out of my way for it again.

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Photo of josanguapo
1.8/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

From XXXII. In Teku glass. After dinner. The acid of the raspberry makes me dislike it much more than the strawberry version, which only was flat.

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Photo of Bf_89
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MAB
3.07/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I'll admit up front that I don't like fruit in my beer, and raspberry is one of the last things that I'd want in it.
That said, this wasn't half bad. It was yeasty, overcarbonated, and too fruity, yet somehow the combination was drinkable.

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Crimson Bird With Raspberries from Naparbier Sdad. Coop.
3.48 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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