Double Seesaw: Raspberry
Trillium Brewing Company

Double Seesaw: RaspberryDouble Seesaw: Raspberry
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Style:
Sour - Gose
Ranked #12
ABV:
4%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,571
Avg:
4.37 | pDev: 5.49%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
47
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Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: The Seesaw series is our gose playground. Designed to capture delight and fun in the form of an easy-drinking and flavorful beer. Each Seesaw has a unique fruit addition to pair with balanced tartness, a touch of salinity, and ABV on the lower side. The nostalgic thrill of warm-weather fun, reimagined in one of our favorite styles. The number of Seesaws dictates once, twice, or three times the fruit added.

Double Seesaw: Raspberry is our first release in the series. Pouring a royal garnet hue of dark maroon, captivating aromas of fresh raspberries swirl to the nose leading to a palate reminiscent of homemade summer mixed berry jam. Refreshingly tart with a balancing salinity, this beer has a medium mouthfeel with a clean finish.

ABV: 4%
MALT: Pale Malt, White Wheat
HOPS: CTZ
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 47 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - pours a bloody beet red with stained red head. Everything about this is red! Settles into something even darker and bloodier. Awesome.

S - yep, that's raspberry. Sugar-coated raspberry puree and metallic tang.

T - flavor is actually far more complex than the nose suggests. Getting the initial raspberry pop, but the gose makes an appearance with sea salt and coriander. Tart blackberry and sweet tarts. Very potent for 4%.

F - smooth for a Trillium low ABV gose. Figured this would fall victim to the classic trill airiness and artificial carb feel, and it does somewhat, but is overall quite full and luscious, all things considered.

O - this one certainly packs a punch. Heavy on the tart raspberry and massive saltiness. I can feel my lips burning! Very nice display.

Oct 10, 2018
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can dated 8/9/18.

Pours dark red with a purple hue and a brilliant purple- pink head. Raspberry jam in the nose with a mild tartness. Medium bodied with a tacky, jammy mouthfeel. Loads of ripe raspberry on the palate with a touch of tartness. Finishes with lingering raspberries and a hint of brackishness.

Great fruit beer weather you're into Goses or not.

Sep 11, 2018
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alextastic from California

3.96/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer LOOKS beautiful, with a rich red color and the pinkest head I've seen outside of a No 2 pencil. Smell is sweet and full of raspberry. Taste is nice, but lets me down a little. That gose saltiness never ends up cutting through the sweetness, and instead rides out on a fairly flat, dull wave. In that sense, this seesaw feels a bit unbalanced. Still very enjoyable, and delicious in a way, just not quite the way I had expected.

Sep 08, 2018
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dogdrule from Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Accidentally froze mine to slushy consistency - managed to squeeze a decent amount out of the can anyway, desperate not to let it go to waste, and my disappointment melted to delight as I enjoyed a delicious raspberry slushy. The remaining half in the can melted and somehow retained nearly all of its carbonation. Immensely enjoyable, raspberry right-hook to the face. Pour it on a sno-cone or crushed ice if you have a few cans and want a real treat. Trillium is already ahead of the curve making the beer Icees on the patio but this is delicious at home in any form.

Sep 02, 2018
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gopens44 from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fluffy bubblegum colored head sits atop a beer, so mimicking beet juice that it would fool Dwight Schrute. Nose is nearly flavorful with sweet raspberry jam, tamed just so slightly with a hint of salt. Taste begins tart, and carries with it a taste best described as “raspberry sweet tart flavored water” which isn’t intended as a slam, rather a testimony to how it can maintain plenty of flavor without becoming cloying or contrived. Finishes just a touch dry with a sweet tartness left on the tongue.

Sep 02, 2018
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csmrx7 from Canada

4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a nice fruited Gose. Has a lot of the wheat and grains that you would expect with that nice lacto byproduct that is so signature to the style. The raspberry is well balanced and very natural. A great take on a northern European classic.

Aug 27, 2018
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L -- Pours an opaque beet juice color with a finger of light pink head produced with moderate pour. Minimal retention or lacing
S -- Raspberry puree. That's about it, maybe a hint of tart lemon and sweet cherry
T -- Hmm. This new wave of heavily fruited low-ABV ales are a curious bunch because they just taste like an unsweetened fruit soda. This one pulls through by virtue of a *very* heavy fruit character, a nice toasted lemon peel character, and modest salinity. Reminds me a bit of The Veil's Blackout Tastee
F -- Quite thick and 'pulpy' for 4% ABV. Medium- mouthfeel, medium+ carb. Raspberry character lingers
O -- This is an immensely fruit-puree-forward gose that really tastes more like a fruit spritzer than a beer. Curious to see what a Triple Seesaw variant will taste like given how fruity Double Seesaw already is.

82/100

Aug 27, 2018
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.84/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. canned on 08/09/18

Pours opaque garnet maroon red with a receding creamy frothy pink foam head. Smells like pure raspberry jam, super fresh fruity raspberries, dark cherry, cranberry, some pale crackery wheat, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like super fresh fruity tart sour raspberries, some salinity, mixed berry jam, dark cherries, cranberry, mild pale crackery wheat, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate carbonation and bracing acidity. Overall a real great fruity raspberry gose.

Aug 11, 2018
Double Seesaw: Raspberry from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 47 ratings