kidobutai (421) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting aroma but not much of a distinct taste. The fruit comes out more as an aftertaste, which isn’t what I was hoping for. Looks like a pilsner, I wouldn’t buy a 6 pack of this.
Darkmagus82 (1816) - - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-24-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – Pours an amber color with hints of a purplish tint running through. Upon pouring there is a one finger white head that fades rather fast to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is strongest of a blackberry smell with some notes of a bready aroma mixed within. Along with these aromas are more subtle aromas of a more grassy and spiced aroma.
Taste – The taste begins big of a sweet blackberry taste that largely dominates the tastes of the brew. There is a bit of a bready flavor that is present upfront that over times loses its strength. As the flavor advances more toward the end, more blackberry sweetness comes to the tongue as well as a little bit of a sour flavor leaving a very sweet and smooth blackberry flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the medium side with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. While a little more carbonation may have better suited the sweet and smooth flavors of the brew, it was overall a rather refreshing feel on the tongue.
Overall – Sweet and rather refreshing, although not tart like the name would imply (well maybe a very little bit at the end). The flavors are on the simpler side and would make for a nice drinker on a hot summer day, while outside chatting with friends.
BlackHaddock (4124) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
355ml Bottle consumed in a garden close to Newport Beach, California on 13th March 2014. I didn’t like it much! I prefer my beers to have the basic ingredients and not have fruit/herbs/flowers/sugar/pastry/vegetables/grits or whatever thrown in the mask a poor brew.
This obviously had something added to make it taste slight sour yet blackberry sweet (like a blackberry?). It was sunny and warm outside so this did me no harm but it isn’t my thing: the Short Strawberry beer I had next was even worse (IMHO).
Chudwick (2209) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hooray for party beer! 12oz bottle into transparent contempt. Nose is dark berries as in preserves, but not marmalade. Sip introduces facial contortions and thoughts of people making faces while having heavy things dropped on their feet via a Bill Hicks reference. Latent wheat and cardboard. I love fruity beer and this was bad. At least the aftertaste is decent. Cheesy post-latent presence à la Hudepohl.
rr314 (11) - Freedom, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kind of disappointed in the overall taste, expecting more of a blackberry flavor. Great smell and finishes well
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Notes from shared bottle at Craft. Copper toward magenta pour. Some blackberry, caramel malt, in the nose, medium to light palate heft and complexity. OK, not great.
1guywith_aboat (252) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - MAY 10, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Some berries on the nose... nothing else really going on. I do not care for this much but it is easy drinking. Not harsh or offensive.
Janicki2006 (7) - Beaver Fall, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014 does not count
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clean tasting but lacking full flavor............................................
ben4321 (4092) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Location: 12 oz bottle at a Super Bowl Party, 2/2/14
Aroma: The nose is fruity/blackbeery, wheat, and some other malty notes
Appearance: It pours a reddish-amber color with a fizzy beige head and minimal lace
Flavor: The taste is more sweet than it is tart, berries, wheat, and not much else
Palate: The body is light and a little watery, with a fizzy carbonation
This beer was about as good as the game was... All kidding aside, this is fine for what it is, but it’s a little mislabeled. It just isn’t all that tart. It’s a blackberry fruit beer.
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle served in a pint glass.
Pours clear dark amber with a hint of blackberry (purple). Decent head and lacing.
Fruity aroma clearly shows the blackberry addition.
Flavor follows with a nice addition of blackberries to the malts, but the aftertaste is not so good.
Medium-light body with medium-high carbonation.