Raspberry Lineage Wheat
Trillium Brewing Company

Raspberry Lineage WheatRaspberry Lineage Wheat
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #52
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,365
Avg:
4.39 | pDev: 5.69%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
81
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Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Raspberry Lineage WheatRaspberry Lineage Wheat
Notes: The latest edition of our New England Wild Saison series is aged on raspberries and features a generous amount of local wheat from Valley Malt in Hadley, Massachusetts. Pouring a slightly hazy pinkish hue, Raspberry Lineage Wheat presents bright aromas of fresh, sweetened raspberry jam with an underpinning of rich, woody-oak and a touch of funk from our Native New England mixed culture. On the palate, tart raspberry, ripe blackberry and muddled cranberry are delicately balanced by subtle, tangy lemon peel and a slight floral accent. A light, drinkable body and dry finish give Raspberry Lineage Wheat added nuance and approachability.

MALT: Pilsner, Valley Wheat, Flaked Wheat

HOPS: US Goldings
Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 81 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of npolachek
4.01/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours pink with light colored head. Smell is earthy with raspberries and funk. Taste is too tart for my liking and not as nuanced as other sours I’ve had. Smell is terrific.

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Photo of TargaFlorio
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Comes out an opaque dark pink from the 330 ml bottle. Smell is a mix of raspberry and light funk and gets a bit sweeter as the beer warms. The taste also becomes more nuanced as it warms. Raspberry, oak and funk all present after an initial hit of tart berry in your first sip. Really nice beer which becomes more complex the longer you let it linger.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle dated 7/19/18.

Pours cloudy pinkish red with a light pink short-lived head. Minimal retention or lacing. Light raspberries in the nose with sweet tarts. Light bodied with a crisp, snappy mouthfeel. Bracingly tart up front on the palate with acid-spritzed raspberries following through. Finishes with lingering raspberries and bright acid.

Nice sour that could use more raspberries and funk.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.8/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

11.2 oz. bottle dated 18/July/2018

Pours cloudy hazy dark pinkish red with a dense creamy white foam head. Smells like fresh raspberry jam, wheat malt, oak, spice, some funk, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like fresh jammy tart raspberries, sour lemon, wheat malt, funky oak, spice, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy smooth with moderate high carbonation. Overall a really nice wild saison with raspberries aged in oak.

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Photo of Gus_13
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light pink and murky in color. Pink tinged head fades over time but there is a nice level of carbonation throughout the drink. Raspberry, lactic tartness, bit of white pepper and a hint of breadiness through the nose and flavor. Finishes very dry and crisp. Definitely a tart beer and I think it works perfectly.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft at the source.

Pink ruby body with a thin white collar. The aroma brings a huge blast of raspberry. Tart, with a gentle acetic finish, akin to a lambic. Surprisingly deicious. I admit, this beer greatly exceeded my expectations and served as a reminder to discard preconceived notions and bias. Try this!

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy raspberry red with an inch or two of pink foam. Plenty of sticky lacing.

Raspberry nose is huge! The oak is not that far behind. Wheat is there.

Raspberry and oak flavours rule. Not much left for a styled Saison, imho. I know that is what it says on the label but, come on.

Medium body with carbonation that seems to fluctuate with every sip.

This is incredibly delicious!

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Photo of HeartofMiami
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

pours a vibrant pinkish red and opaque with thin white head. Nose is ripe raspberries with a hint of farmhouse funk (in a good way). Taste is complex with sweet raspberries, woody barrel notes, farmhouse funk and a dry finish. Great carbonation and thick/full mouthfeel. Wish I had more bottles!

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow.

I never thought that my favorite Trillium beer would come in any style other than an IPA.

This beer is full of jammy raspberries on the nose, bursts with a nice tart fruit flavor on the palate, and finishes clean and dry.

There is no cheesy funk or bretty notes on this beer, which would make this appealing to newer fans of craft beer or "non-beer" people in general.

Overall it may not be as complex as other offerings on the market, but it does a great job of satiating the consumer demand for an affordable, tasty, fruited saison (sour).

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Photo of CNoj012
4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours an opaque dark reddish purple, but looks like ruby red grapefruit juice when held directly up to light. There is no head and no lacing. Smell is very strong raspberry along with some lemon tartness. Seems more complex than a kettle sour, but not as complex as most wild ales. Minimal funk, which is perfect for me. Taste is the same. Amazing! Actually very sour, but in no way does it mask the other flavors. Feel is light, and smooth with little carbonation. Super easy drinking (I blew through this $20 bottle in far less than 20 minutes). Overall just spectacular. Worth every penny and I wish I bought more.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. Served in a minisnifter glass. Pours a dark reddish body, one finger white head, good retention, a bit of lacing. Smells of pure raspberry jam, a bit of wheat germ and dry oak. Very raspberry fruit forward in the aroma, wonderful. Flavour isn't quite so raspberry forward; a bit of wheat, lemon, a bit of lactic acid. Not too complex, but solid. Minerals. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, on the lighter side, good carbonation, on the slightly dry, grainy side. Smells great, doesn't follow on the nose but overall a very tasty and aromatic beer.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks beautiful, pink and bubbly. Def getting red, ripe raspberries up front. Maybe some cherry in the back. Lemon zest. Lower sweetness. Not so tart, no sourness. Reminds me of a raspberry mimosa. Dry and oaky finish. Delicious.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this one alongside Blackberry Soak and Apricot Stonington. I had the raspberry coming in just a hair behind the Blackberry Soak. This a tremendous fruited wild ale that comes very close to reaching the level of Atrial Rubicite.

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Photo of mnj21655
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle dated 07/27/15 poured into a tulip.

Pours a surprising clear (for Trillium at least) garnet in color. Almost no head to speak of, just a smattering of bubbles at the edges of the glass. When held to the light this beer glows a vibrant bright ruby in color. Aroma is overwhelming raspberry with hints of lemon and a solid bit of barnyard funk. Great taste, very tart; the sourness causes the mouth to pucker a bit. The sourness dominates the taste but strong raspberry flavors can also be found. Barnyard funk lurks in the background. Medium-ish body and low carbonation that, combined with the tartness, yields an almost prickly mouthfeel. Overall this is a great beer. I'm definitely a fan of most of Trillium's other offerings but was still a bit surprised at how much I enjoyed this brew, its wonderfully and refreshingly tart and delicious.

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Photo of Tommo
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Second bottle, had it along side other very sour beer.The flavor iis still quite nice, but much less sour than during the IPA session we were having before. Delicious, but has alot funk, maybe to much? (someone else said estery)

I truly did not expect this to be as good as it was. Beautiful red color, exploding with jammy raspberry goodness, very tart and sour. Overall this is an incredible sour and truly changes my perception of trillium

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Photo of Ken_P
4.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a HF Wine Stem, deep ruby maybe maroon mostly opaque body. This is the color that pops into your head when you think of the word "Raspberry". Not much in the way of head. Some white bubbles form a ring around the top.

Nose is overwhelmingly raspberry. Some lemon and a nice base of barnyard funk.

Tastes like, you guessed it, raspberries. So much raspberry, skin and all. Follow-up is tart lemon. Nice bit of acid to counter the sweet start. Not much funk presence as on the nose although you can pick up a little Lacto-yogurt funk.

Moderately thick mouthfeel, some carbonation but still kind of crisp. Acidic but not overbearing

First Apricot Stonington then this?! Trillium is killing it with their fruited wilds.(Fruit Saisons?) Especially considering these both were pilot batches. I didn't like the original Lineage Wheat but this one is great. If you have one of these, open it. You're missing out on something awesome!

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Raspberry Lineage Wheat from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 81 ratings