ModeEngage (105) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy plum with pink head. Smells of blueberries, blackberries, wheat, and citrus. Drinks smoothly with mild lingering bitterness. Light to medium bodied. Tastes of bread, blackberries, wheat, and citrus.
JustDrinkIt (222) - Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy ruby amber with abundant light raspberry pastel colored head. Aroma of tart fruit, Belgian yeast, blackberry. Flavor is more of the same, muted blackberry, yeast, dry dark fruit, plum.
FoolishMortal (986) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark murky purple-red color with a large pink head that lingers as a cm thick draping. Very mild aroma, some hints of acidic fruit and herby hops. Slight peppery phenolic flavor component with dusty blackberry flavor. Fruit character develops more as it builds up with successive tastes. Tannic fruit skin flavors linger in the finish. Mouthfeel is very dry.
RedSox2004 (1101) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red/amber with purple highlights, smallish dense head and minimal lace. Tart fruit aromas, with blackberry and raspberry most noticeable, hints of lemon juice and earth. Flavor matches, highlighted by the tartness of the fruit that releases to a gentle sweetness. Medium body, minimal carbonation, sticky mouthfeel and a long sweet finish.
thornecb (4111) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep ruby into a tulip. Pink head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing to coat surface. Blackberry aromas. Dry with sweet blackberry and dough upfront turning to dry, bitter seeds in the lasting finish.
deathserv (23) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark purple, kind of like one of those Izze blackberry sodas. Dry palate as advertised, very lightly fizzy. Reminiscent of bitter grape soda; flavor doesn’t reflect its abv at all. Interesting.
Franks (26) - Long Beach, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy cranberry red color with a pinkish head. Not very much lacing taking place and head dissipates pretty quickly. Aroma is funky with some hay, candy and fruit notes. Taste is tart and a bit bitter with hints of blackberries on the finish. The palate feels some what thin with a good amount of carbonation. Overall I would say it is an ok beer, but probably won't be repeating anytime soon.
jbruner (1886) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared thanks to Tim and Rachel! Pours a translucent reddish purple with dissipating bubbly white head that leaves little to no lace. Aroma is like blackberry and grape cough syrup. Taste is like grape soda, sweet and a bit astringent. Meh.
swoopjones (5253) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, murky purplish red pour. Black & Blue berry nose with red wine notes, touch of fruity & slightly funky saison yeast. Berry forward with some dry yeastiness, some tangerine juice, rind & pith. Decent
mpersinger (336) - , California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Anticipated this bottle from high-brow market so shared with kmweaver...yet another disappointment. The art on the label is great (silly, right) ,but I more thought this had promise since I’d noted a saison yeast quality alongside well-defined fruit flavor in a draft pour sample months earlier. This was not the case in the bottle. Blackberry aroma presents well in color and aroma, but is more like cooked pancake syrup in flavor and mouthfeel. Yeast character lost in this one. More of a murky fruit beer.