reberiii (103) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2013 One of my favorite fruit beers (not my fave style), pleasant, non-pungent aroma, clingy on the palate and not overwhelming on the fruit. Packs a punch (pun intended)
PotjeBier (957) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle @ home. Color is amber with a red hue. Head is as good as non-existant. Aroma’s: sweet fruit (raspberry is evident), some hoppiness too. Retronasal there’s also some alcoholic sweetness. Flavor is medium sweet with hints of fruity tartness and a little bitterness. Rather strong alcohol feel (warms the throat). Medium bodied. Finishes somewhat dry, but the flavor is quickly gone. Worth a try.
Godofthecellar (275) - NYC, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
color of grape juice. smell of berries is strong with a bready finish. surprisingly strong flavor of alcohol. somewhat reminds me of supplication although not nearly as good.
dreadnord (995) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep red with a small white head that recedes very quickly. Nose is very medicinal, cough syrup, some light hints of berries but not a specific enough nose to be able to point it out as blackberry or blueberry. Taste is sweet. A little bitter toward the end to balance but not enough. Slightly tart on the finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. Medium body and a long finish.
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BillWyce (532) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes: Poured orange-amber with a 3-finger off-white head that contained a slight pinkish tinge. Lots of carbonation bubbles along the glass. Fairly strong aroma of berries with a touch of yeast underneath. Full-bodied, with a bit of a syrupy thickness. Flavor of mixed berry, but almost wine-like. The high alcohol content is pretty well hidden.
TheChampion (112) - Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pinkish-amber with a fluffy white head. Very fruity aroma of berries, hint of Belgian yeast. Tastes of blueberries, sweet malt, bit of spice. Good amount of carbonation.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma- fresh berries, artificial sweeteners
Appearance- reddish brown, very thin white head
Taste- tartness upfront, blackberries, strawberries, yeast, herbal qualities, more sweetness on backend
Palate- decent body and crisp mouthfeel, somewhat syrupy
Overall- This was the 09’ vintage and was sweeter with more berry flavors IMO. A good beer that I like to have at least once a year when it starts to get colder.
b3shine (2230) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to snifter (from notes). Looks good; not that I’m sure what it should look like, but it had the depth representative of black and blue berries, so it’s gotta be labeled "good" at minimum. The bouquet was also good; the fruit was well-represented. Taste was nice too. The flavors poured through nicely. Mouthfeel was good; definitely a sipper. Overall, a good beer that I’ll definitely have again.
PumpkinBurger (40) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear amber pour... tart but not overwhelmingly... hints of blackberry, little bit of sweetness going down... dry, acidic and crisp. pretty refreshing.
GTAEgeek (772) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle at The Fred. Pours amber, with a medium, foamy, tan head. The aroma is blackberries, caramel malts, and a little saaz hops. The flavor is sweet, and a little tart, with some malt and cheese coming forward in the finish. The palate is medium to heavy, sticky, acidic and dry, with a clean finish. The carbonation is lively and adds to the feel of a fruity champagne. Overall, this is a forward and well made fruit beer.