bytemesis (6199) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours fairly cloudy magenta, small fizzy off white head, dissipates quickly, no head. Aroma of blueberries, funk, lemon. Flavor is light plus tart, light funk, berries, oak, lemon. Light body. Solid.
burg326 (5217) - Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a light purple pinkish color with aromas of light tart blue berries and subtle tart wheat. Flavors are light wet wood with light vinegar and some tart wheat light tart blueberries. Light and easy drinker like this a lot. Solid as usual from these guys.
tom10101 (4909) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml) at tasting. Thanks to Geoff for sending me this bottle. Hazy pinkish color with a medium quickly recessing off-white head and little lacing. Standard De Garde flavor profile with a super fruity notes (in this case blueberry) and a taste dominated by acidity. This one isn’t overly acetic though so, while not super complex, this is rather drinkiable and enjoyable.
JulienHuxley (5463) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Hazy pink purple pour with thin white head. Aroma is quite nice, very fruity, tons of blueberry, sharp lemon zesty character, mild vegetal notes. Taste is quite acidic, sharp acidity, very lemony. Palate is med-light bodied, dry with low carbonation.
mcberko (12456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy purple with a small white head. Nose is very funky, with loads of blueberries. Flavour isn’t quite as complex, with blueberries and a little stone fruitiness. Not overly funky. Really nice blend.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle tasted at a hotel share in Athens, OH. Hazy red pink color. Minimal ring of off-white head. Loose bits of lace. Wonderful big blueberry flavor, mild wheat. Nice bigger sourness, light sweet. Lighter to medium body, smooth kind of crisp lighter carbonation, nice mild slickness to the finish. Bit of vinegar. But pretty tasty blueberry berliner.
Syndicate (180) - Idaho, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into my teku. Head was almost reactive and disappeared in seconds. Actually reminded me of alka seltzer. Never mind the last comment. Nose is lactic with big wheat notes. Flavor is big lemon zest with just the right amount of tartness and saltiness that makes this extremely drinkable.
b3shine (7756) - Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by jmborggren). Looks good; a transparent blueberry flesh with bubbly eggshell head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells tart, biscuity, and mildly bretty with notes of blueberry. Tastes like it smells with a pleasantly tart medium light-bodied mouthfeel. Good stuff.
djd07 (8319) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a hazy light purple with small white head. The aroma is strong oak and blueberry. Thin mouth, sour blueberry, light acidity, good.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours blood purple, very much like a lighter pinot. Quick dissipating bubbles are pink, brilliant clarity. Smells of must, blueberry, oak; the nose is a little distant compared to other bu’s - but still robust on the broad spectrum of beer. Flavor is tart, some cherry character, some blueberry, tannins. Finish is salivating and earthy. Thin with moderate on high carb. Nice beer. Prefer the imperial version.