yespr (31773) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at OBrians. Pours hazy to murky purple with a creamy pink head. Mild acidic and spiced blackberry aroma. Flavour is quite acidic/citric with a nice berry fruity flavour. Lingering fruity and citric finish.
Ungstrup (29802) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. An unclear dark red beer with a thin pinkish head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt and blackberries. The flavor is sweet and acidic with strong notes of blackberries, leading to a dry and lightly tart finish, where the berry notes lingers.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
( Draught ) Pours a deep red body with a small pink head. Aroma of mustiness, garbage can, and fruity syrup. Flavor of sugary syrup, earth, and sweet berries with a dry finish.
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The pour is a dark crimson looking color with a huge pink tinted head that just won’t go away.
S: The nose offers up some blackberry, tannic fruit skins, some mild notes of grass, and a bit of oak.
T: The flavor is somewhat blunt. Certainly astringent and somewhat bitter, almost, with lots of fruit skin and seed flavor. A bit of blackberry and lemon juice tartness.
M: The body is light to medium with a somewhat soft, but plentiful, carbonation.
D: Of the sour Ballast Point beers, this is my least favorite. The fruit flavor is not really there and overall, it’s somewhat abrasive and harsh.
bhensonb (11489) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours reddish black (or purple?) with a slight pinkish head. Aroma of tart/sour berry - but some sweet aroma too. Near med body. Flavor is more tart than sour. Very berry. Goes quite astringent eventually. Tasty. Adventure: Mixed some 50/50 with the Berryessa Whippersnapper. Chocolate and blackberry = good!
rlgk (11425) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Ballast Point Tasting Room. Clear deep red/ruby color, almost no head. Malty caramel aroma, blackberries, lingon berries, sourish, caramel, some citrus. Sour blackberry flavor, caramel, strawberries, lingon berries, citrus, floral, tart, lots of berries. Good beer.
Lubiere (10438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2008 version. A beet red ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a light sour berry with light wooden notes. In mouth, a rather weak and dissapointing sour ale, with light cherries, a bit of epsom salt, chalkey notes, boring. On tap at Ballast Point 13 Anniv. Beer Festival , Oct. 24 2009.
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy deep red with a medium to large pinkish creamy head. Aroma had blackberries, roasted malt, hay and wood. Flavour came out dry with berries, roasted malt, caramel, hay and wood. Finished semi sweet.
BeerandBlues2 (10039) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours cloudy purple with a small, effervescent pink head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is blackberry, light lactic acid and earthy wheat malt. Flavor is lactic blackberry, lemon acidity, light earthy wheat malt and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (9912) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Little Italy taproom, 12/11/14.
Clear claret with no head.
Nose is tangy berries, sweet notes with a little sourness, tartened blackberries.
Taste comprises tangy blackberry, straw, subtle acidity, red berry sours.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a gentle puckering effect.
Decent enough ’Linner, would have preferred it tuned up a little more in a sharper more acidic sense.