Raspberry Soak | Trillium Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Soak: our line of sour wheat ales, aged in oak, featuring a variety of single fruit additions. We place a base brew crafted with 60% wheat grist in 600L oak puncheons for 3 months with fermentation duties shared gracefully between lactobacillus and our Native New England mixed culture. Loosely inspired by the cold-maceration process used in winemaking, we blend fruit directly into the barrels to “soak” for enhanced extraction of unique colors, aromatics, and flavors. Delightfully acidic, but not funky, our Soak series is an approachable sequence of wild offerings that we are proud to share. Raspberries bring an assertively tart, yet unsweetened flavor profile, striking crimson hue, and re-enforced tannic structure. Raspberry Soak is dry with undertones of oak and wheat.

MALT: Pilsner, White Wheat, Flaked Wheat

HOPS: US Goldings

Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-16-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#526
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
156
pDev:
5%
 
 
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4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.77/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Super tart, very refreshing, nice for a summer day outside

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.02/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sour warheads up front, oak, lacto, lemon and raspberries. Bit of earthy funkiness the finish. Semi dry, tart and bright. Not bad, but not very complex either.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Pours a deep red body. Smells of raspberry, lemon and lactic acidity, with a strong oak aroma. Tastes of strong raspberry and an equally strong sour component. Sourness is green apples with a tannic red wine flavor. Oak. Dry with a wheat aftertaste. Sourness is almost too much. Medium body. Enjoyable, but after a while the sourness becomes taxing.

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3.88/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Unintentionally leaving the dregs behind in the bottle, the body is faintly hazy and bright pastel red with a barely pink-tinged white uniform finger of foam settling to a thin film and creamy collar.

Smell is seedy raspberry, toasted sesame and lemon, indicating plenty of malic acid, and even a sting of acetic acid.

Taste starts quite nicely sour of raspberry and seedy bushberries, with toasty sesame seeds and lemon and even a hint of Gushers, but acetic vinegar harshness pushes in towards swallow, with a little smoky oak.

Quite sour indeed, this has a smooth, soft start with a round fizz that is quickly cut by a bitingly sour, tingly, tongue stinging swallow and semi-dry finish.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Raspberry Soak from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 156 ratings