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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
We love blackberries. Tart, sweet and complex but guarded by thorny branches, these alluring fruit have been a favorite of ours since we added them to our very first beer. This sour blonde ale is infused with loads of coastal Blackberries from Swanton Berry Farm in Californiaís Santa Cruz Mountains and aged in wine barrels for many months. Pair with duck dishes and summer salads.

popway's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popway (145) - California, USA - APR 27, 2014
opaque between peach pink and carrot red color, little lacing round the edges. effervescent scent, yeast, sweet honeysuckle, cardboard, taste is hard too put my finger on, light, getting some berry, reminding me of their rasperry offering last summer. I donít know, much like a fruity wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762 (553) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Tap into a snifter showing no filtration and tomato red with no head. The nose shows a lot of tart cranberry and light blackberry notes. The palate is moderately carbonated and light bodied. Flavors of very light blackberries but dry or a slight sweetness. Sweetness is harmonious and a moderate tartness throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
2015-04-15. Hazy red-pink body with a small beige head. 3+ Aroma is lightly fruit, berry y fruit, Flavour is quite sour and acidic up front, lightly lactic. Pleasant fruit base of berries, blackberry and raspberry notes. Average plus to medium bodied palate, good carbonation. 3++ Tasty. 7/3-4/7/3-4/16-17 On tap at Blue Monk, Buffalo.

Overheard: "I donít know any of them... BECAUSE IíM THE KIND OF GIRL YOU MARRY BOB! Very wholesome!"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5314) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 23, 2016
Hazy ruby red into a tulip. Cherry and blackberry aromas. Sharp tart blackberry upfront turning to dry oak in the lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lightbias (436) - USA - APR 23, 2016
Iíve been thinking about this since I bought it, and although Iím not a big fan of blackberries, it has been calling my name. As soon as the essence of this beer is released, my taste buds leap to attention. The berry is strong, even climbing up the sides of the sour in the aroma, the earthy sweetness of the berry delighting my olfactory senses in tandem with the yeast and oak that are also heavily present in the nose. - Pouring, I find a pleasing blush in the glass, hazy and light, a ring of white, bubbly foam edges the surface. My first sip is surprising; although definitely sour, the sweetness tempers the bite without quashing it. Berries, oak and a bit of lemon grace my tongue, and as I pull the light-bodied beer through my mouth, it triggers an endlessly mouthwatering sensation. The finish is dry, short and and clean; the flavor consistent from sip to swallow. - This tasty beverage is clearly a winner in my opinion, and will definitely be an option for my beer cooler in the future. Blackberries be damned.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1393) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 17, 2016
On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY. Nice purple colored pour. Tart but not overly sour. Iím not sure Iíd really be able to distinguish what type of fruit it is but itís a lovely beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3469) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2016
Bottle from 7 11 Kittery Hazy murky purple pink color with a smallish pink tinges head that dissipates quickly. Huge lemony tart citrus and berry on the nose with bits of funk spilling off the edges. Big tart citric flavor with light sweet berry and a touch of earthy and funk underneath. Berry sour patch kids this stuff is pretty damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (16886) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2016
Draught at Rattle&Hum West, NYC. Hazy deep red beer with a nice lasting offwhite/pinkish head. Sourish blackberry aroma, raspberries, grapefruit notes, tart, notes of cherry seeds. Tart blackberry flavor, grapefruit, cherry notes, wild strawberries. Great balance, fruity and sour at the same time. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2016
375ml bottle. Pale reddish pour. Funky musty nose. First taste has dominate tartness and sourness. Followed by astringent vinous berry flavors. Berries take a back seat. Acidity and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (3407) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 13, 2016
On tap at Blackback Pub. This was poured into a tulip glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt red almost pink color. Slim white little head. No lacing. The smell definitely has the blackberry up front with a nice tart edge in and around some sweetness. Light citrus. The taste was balanced nicely between the sweetness and the sour. Blackberries and citrus blend and lead into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping to sessionable quality about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing the sourness to hit as the harshness on my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good American Wild ale that I would have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6490) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear gold pour with a thin white head. Aroma of malt, funk and slight berry. Malty flavor with a sour berry finish.

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