Double Raspberry Lineage Wheat
Trillium Brewing Company

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #92
Ranked #2,696
4.38 | pDev: 5.48%
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: The latest edition of our New England Wild Saison series features a double dose of raspberry and a generous amount of local wheat from Valley Malt in Hadley, Massachusetts. The beautiful red hue gives way to aromas of fresh raspberries, dark cherries, and a touch of funk from our Native New England mixed culture. The amplified quantity of fruit we used in the process intensifies the notes of raspberry jam and tart cranberry that highlight the single raspberry version of this beer. Slight floral character and a light, drinkable body give Double Raspberry Lineage Wheat added nuance and approachability.

ABV: 6.7%
MALT: Pilsner, Valley Wheat, Flaked Wheat
HOPS: US Goldings
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 43 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

L - tomato sauce red with mild opaqueness. Huge pink head that looks like marshmallows. Too much head. Worried about overcarbonation now.

S - yep, those are raspberries. Tart and tangy like cranberry raspberry juice.

T - oh my, that is tart. You know it's the good stuff when you shiver and you're not even cold. When your face contorts. When your lips burn. When your teeth hurt. Raspberry is still there by the boatload, but is somewhat less pronounced than the aroma suggests. Sticky and lightly floral. Acidic and full-flavored. Everybody else is sating "jammy", and that's really what it is. This is 6.7% ABV and it shows.

F - overcarbed. Whomp. The insane tartness does not blend well with the prickly, tingly bubble aggression. This bottle has half a year on it, so maybe that's why.

O - such an intense raspberry bomb. Rarely do we see fruited beers with such a high ABV, so all flavors are amped up a few notches. Has quite the savory sensation with a mixture of saltiness, sweetness, and tartness. Nicely done.

Jan 17, 2019
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.97/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank from an 11.2 fl oz (330 ml) bottle purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Boston, MA
Served in a tulip

Really dramatic appearance. A billowing, three-finger tall mass of light pink bubbles topped the deep, ruby colored body. The head quirky fizzled down to a frothy, lasting collar. A few streaks and dots of lacing trickled along the glass.

The aroma was pure unadulterated raspberry bliss. Freshly puréed ripe raspberries came to mind. Somewhat jammy and sweet. Hint of dry yeastiness (just enough to remind you that this is actually beer).

The flavor profile was very similar to the nose but perhaps more complex. Raspberry dominated from start to finish. Super ripe, sweet, fresh raspberries. Rich and jammy. The beer turned somewhat more tart as it moved along the palate. Crisp and wheaty in the center. Tart and lemony on the back end and the finish. Fairly acidic. Hint of lingering oaky barrel.

Exceptional mouthfeel. Super light, frothy, and fluffy on the palate. The liquid contained a fine, aggressive, Champagne-like effervescence that rivaled that of some of the best Belgian saison breweries.

Trillium makes incredible hoppy beers and pastry stouts, but their fruited sour ales are typically too tart and acidic for my palate. Double Raspberry Lineage Wheat however was exceptional in every regard. Although called a saison, this drank like a fruited wild ale, and an amazing one at that. The raspberry notes in this were definitely front and center and melded seamlessly with the base beer. This is definitely one of my all-time favorites by Trillium.

Jan 07, 2019
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PHBoiler from Illinois

4.79/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Insane red color. Huge jammy nose. Unexpectedly great bones. Nice yeast character. Clean and dry but hugely jammy and fruity. A top five fruited saison for me. It's not as earthy and fresh raspberry as say Framboise du Fermier, but it's different in the jamminess and the current trend to fruit the hell out of things. Really great.

Nov 19, 2018
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle dated 7/5/18.

Murky purple in the glass with a quickly fizzling head of pink. Musty raspberries in the nose with a hint of balsamic. Medium bodied with a crisp and sharpish but almost jammy mouthfeel. Plenty of raspberries on the palate with a bracing sourness. Finishes sour with lots of raspberries.

Certainly closer to a fruit lambic in character than a saison.

Oct 21, 2018
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csmrx7 from Canada

4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This 0is a brilliant fruited sour. Colorist a beautiful saturated rosy purple with copius head. The nose is fresh raspberries, and raw grain with the tartness coming through. The flavour is natural berries and grainy wheat followed by clean intense tartness. Really impressive.

Sep 17, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

this was a highlight from an evening literally chock full of beer highlights, an impressive specimen to say the least, and by far the best of the trillium beers i brought back from my recent trip out east. the color is like none i have ever seen, valentines pink meets frothing lavender purple meets blood red, a really pretty shade i rarely see from raspberries, a little darker and more frosted than most, uniformly hazy, high headed, and very active in the glass, i think its cool these guys started doing little bottles, makes them more accessible. the aroma is astoundingly fruit forward and mature for a bottle i just picked up, its raspberry on raspberry, the essence of the fruit, vegetal up front and tannic later on when i taste it, but its real berries straight to the dome all the way through it, almost gritty and seedy, like chewing up a handful of berries and having all the bits stuck in your teeth. there is of course a cool wild ale underneath all this fruit, and that impresses me too, more so than other sour beers i have had from these guys for the most part. woody maturity, rose wine floral elements, lots of fresh and fluffy wheat, gives it an agricultural element, harvest vibes, and enough structure for all these raspberries. a little sharp as it warms up, but it has a lambic-esque pucker and dryness about it that i really dig. super impressive stuff overall, reminds me of atrial from jester king, its at least that much fruit, and equally natural. absolutely next level beer, and hands down the best wild one i have had from trillium!

Sep 08, 2018
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a wine glass. Purchased at the brewery.

Pours a bright purple/maroon body with a purple head, reducing to a ring of retention.

Aromas are straight raspberry juice! Fresh and aromatic. Taste is pretty sour but very fruity, berries and cherry, jammy on the finish. Medium body and carbonation.

A real treat and great value beer from trillium.

Aug 13, 2018
Double Raspberry Lineage Wheat from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 43 ratings