kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep purple ruby color with a pinkish hued head. Nice aroma of fruit in the nose, obviously blackberry but raspberry and lemon notes. Medium/light mouthfeel. Nice fruit forward note transitioning to a tart berry sourness. Very solid.
stchloe (846) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lots of sweetness, zest, and sour zing in the front, sweet berry body, but doesn’t last all that long.
SudsMcDuff (6673) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
holy snot rockets! had during cbc weekend at the brewery .. dark purple .. mild foam .. . nice and tart, blackberry and jam .. slick bold mouth feel .. finish is easy and tart, long .. . great beer! .. . . i’m gonna smooch her like a mule eating an apple!
TheGoldenChalice (23) - The Garden of the Beer Gods, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served in a Teku from bomber. Served the day bottle hit the shelves.
Aroma – brilliant aromatic qualities! Berry-like, fruity esters exude from surface of glass. Smells like a concoction of sour berries! Aroma stands out among other sours I’ve encountered in my life and contributes remarkably to overall sensation. I have never given a beer a 10 for aroma.
Appearance – gorgeous, almost framboise-like appearance: frothy pink and purple head, which lingers for hours in glass and does not dissipate.
Taste – juicy, ripe, sweet blackberry sensation consistent throughout each sip. Extremely refreshing on all fronts. Oak barrel and base beer wheatiness tough to decipher through rich, ripeness of berries, which dominate overall experience. Addicting, sensational, reinvigorating lacto strain consistent throughout each sip. Lovely taste.
Palate – tart, semi-sour sensation in back of throat. I consider this brew more of a Wild Ale than a Sour, but brew still exhibits pure, one-of-a-kind lacto strain. So refreshing, so delicious. Wish I had more of these.
Overall – price point is fair for this brew. Not the best Blackberry Ale I have encountered, but damn impressive. Most romantic color I’ve encountered in a beer. I am certainly satisfied.
djd07 (5360) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear ruby with small pinkish head. The aroma is strong berry, funk, oak. Thin mouth with jammy blackberry, light funk, oak, tart finish, really enjoyed this one.
DocLock (8386) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 cc from WH PM. Magenta pour with fizzy pink head. Nose is earthy, tart blackberry. Tastes very tart, with fresh blackberry flavor. Complex and champagney mouthfeel. Outstanding.
50belair (2877) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Murky brown pour with a purplish tint. Kaki head. Big blackberry aromas. Tart blackberry notes. Average body and mouthfeel. A bit pedestrian from Cascade.
merc7186 (2486) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Deep Purple Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Cabernet, Mild Blackberry
T: Cabernet, Blackberry
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Drying
Overall, this beer held up pretty well for its age but definitely not a sour, had nice red wine taste and feel.
alexsdad06 (6719) - Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours brown with some purple highlights and a medium sized beige head. The aroma was blackberry fruit goodness, lightly tart with some light woody notes. The flavor is much of the same; good blackberry fruit, mild tart, light acidity with a hint of wood. This drinks more like a fruit beer and less like a sour.
callmemickey (3498) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 Bottle. Purplish-red body, thin tan head. Jammy nose of blackberries, cherries, wood, and light lactic acidity. Flavor is similar with lightly sweet blackberries, cherries and musty wood controlling. Medium bodied, with mellow acidity and fairly gentle acidity. Has likely rounded into form with age.