Triple Seesaw: Boysenberry, Blackberry, Raspberry
Trillium Brewing Company

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Style:
Sour - Gose
Ranked #13
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,272
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 4.61%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
62
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Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
94
Outstanding
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.

Our first Triple Seesaw is generously fruited with boysenberries, blackberries and raspberries. The dark purple hue gives way to bursting fresh-picked aromas from the featured fruits. Notes of berry smoothie and stone fruit meld on the palate, with a touch of salinity and a rounded tartness. Medium-bodied and moderately sweet, this Triple Seesaw is both elegant and indulgent.

MALT: Pale Malt, White Wheat
HOPS: CTZ
ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS: Boysenberry, Blackberry, Raspberry
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 62 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the table at last nights meeting, thanks to whoever brought this. Murky red and purple in color with a thin pink tinged head. Holy fruitiness with a little tart. Pretty damn tasty brew.

Jan 13, 2019
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mdfb79 from New York

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark reddish purple color with one inch of dark pink head. Tons of sweet and sour dark fruits, tart cherries and fruity Malta. A really good dark sour beer.

Dec 02, 2018
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Jason from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

Rediculous color, insane fruity aroma. Doesn't drink like a beer but who cares ... Lots of fun. A sour beer for people that don't drink beer and for beer drinkers looking for something different. I dig it.

Nov 06, 2018
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Holderness from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L — Pours the same crazy opaque beet juice colored body that the first Seesaw variants had. Two fingers of even more intensely pink head produced with aerated pour. Head quickly subsides to a sudsly layer of foam
S — Raspberry, tart cherry, cranberry, blackberry, lemon, hint of sour funkiness
T — Same fruit spritzer flavors that largely follow the nose which I experienced in the other berry-forward Seesaws. Can’t even tell this is a beer, although the fruitiness is well done and tastes ‘real’
F — Fruit soda without the sugar sweetness
O — I think they kinda hit terminal fruitocity in the Double Seesaw variants. This just tastes like the raspberry Double Seesaw but even more insanely priced ($22/4-pack of a sub-5% beer!?)

80/100

Oct 31, 2018
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degueulasse from California

3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A little too much of an alcoholic fruit juice for me, but the Triple Seesaw is a pretty delicious gose that tastes and smells like fresh fruit. It has a sour berry smell and a strong boysenberry/blackberry taste (with some tartness, presumably coming from the raspberry). This dark purple beer is thick and somewhat sticky, probably a result of the freshness of the fruit, but it is still one of the better examples of this beer genre.

Oct 24, 2018
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Boston, MA
Canned on 10/03/18
Served in a tulip

The gorgeous, nearly opaque, oxblood colored body was topped by a small, tightly beaded cap of fuschia bubbles that quickly dissolved. No head retention or lacing lacing whatsoever.

The nose was outstanding. Berry notes dominated. Loads of ripe, freshly puréed boysenberry. Big blackberry and raspberry presence too. Really sweet and fragrant. Hint of tartness and acidity.

The flavor profile was solid but definitely less berry forward than the nose. Crisp and lemony on the front end. Moderately tart and acidic. The berry notes appeared mid palate. Boysenberry for sure. Some blackberry too. More lemony tartness on the back end and in the finish. A noticeable lacto sourness came through as well. Hint of lingering acidity and salinity. Crisp, refreshing and very nicely balanced.

Pretty typical mouthfeel. Medium bodied for the style. The liquid contained a moderate, bubbly effervescence.

This is an interesting fruited gose that definitely smells a lot more berry forward than it tastes. I look forward to seeing what other variations in this series Trillium decides to release next.

Oct 24, 2018
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 10/3/18.

Pours dark purple with a purple head. Minimal retention or lacing. Ripe berries in the nose with a hint of tartness. Medium bodied with a jammy, tacky mouthfeel. The palate is lush with boysenberries and raspberries. Solidly tart with a faint brackishness. Finishes with a mouthfeel of dark berries and fairly sour.

Quite a fruit "beer".

Oct 22, 2018
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a harmony glass.

Pours a deep ruby reddish purple color with a finger of effervescent pink head. The head leaves very minimal lacing as it settles into a thin ring of bubbles. This beer looks like Barney's blood and I love it.

The aroma brings notes of tart raspberries, lemon zest, cranberries, blackberries, and subtle salinity on the back end.

The flavor is simply a fruit smoothie with sea salt. It's actually hard to quantify this one as a beer. It's tart, salty, and fruity as hell.

The feel is medium-light bodied with good carbonation. Very crisp. Drinks like a homemade fruit punch.

Overall, a pretty amazing Gose. It's a fruit juice bomb with plenty of salinity and malt balance. This beer has a 4.9% ABV and it's one of the most flavorful beers I've ever had.

Oct 22, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on the edge of not even really being beer, but cool stuff here nevertheless. the color is absurd, like an exploded marker or something, pinkish purple, violet, so saturated it doesnt even look real. neon, its insane, and the head is as pink as the base of it, they must have used some sort of fruit concentrate, not sure you could get to this color with real berries alone, but i could be wrong, as nothing about this seems artificial to me when i smell or taste it, just the intensity. boysenberry gives it a medicinal sort of tartness, blackberries make it sweet and jammy, and the raspberry makes it feel like summer. im not getting any wheat or anything underneath the fruit here, not at all, but it does have some body and some minerals, a brine or something, and some obvious lacto sourness, but there is enough fruit here to keep this from having much teeth in terms of acidity, and the natural tang of the fruit seems to do as much as the bacteria in the flavor. there really isnt much to being up here outside of all the fruit, its comically absurd how much of it is in here, i feel like it stains my teeth and tongue, but it doesnt end up being all that sugary either. a cool mix of the three, all of them are more than obvious here. not sure how much of this i want to drink, its not quite beery enough to really turn me on, but its something quite unique and delicious anyway. almost gritty textured from all the fruit. weird but good.

Oct 22, 2018
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npolachek from New York

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very very fruited beer, A bit too sour for my own personal taste . Taste of Barry’s as well as saltiness and tartness. This beer contains an immense amount of fruits.

Oct 11, 2018
Triple Seesaw: Boysenberry, Blackberry, Raspberry from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 62 ratings