zathrus13 (1704) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Read/copper pour, with a white head. Aroma is a mix of berries, some spices, and alcohol. Flavor is mixed berries, wine, spices, and alcohol. A decent brew.
adrian910ss (2333) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear purplish ruby red color with a medium white fluffy head. Aroma is of faint berries, grapes,raspberries, spice and boo berry cereal. Taste is berryish with hints of blueberry,raspberry, spicy hops and grapes. Slightly similar to Midas Touch minus the strong honey presence. Alcohol well hidden. Interesting brew.
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had to go through a few samples of this at the DFH booth (GABF 2006) before deciding upon a rating. Dark purple magenta...no head. Nose is full of dark fruits, berries, and the like. Initial taste is lightly sweet backed by an intense tartness. Thin bodied..vinous and winey with a mild flat carbonation...some alcohol in there too. Interesting it was...probably not a style I’d go back to much, but well worth the try.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub. Pour was a deep purple. Aroma was cherries, blackberries, and mild alcohol. Flavor was tart cherries. dark berries, cranberries, and a little alcohol.
TheBeerGod (5188) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
GABF 2006. Came out almost like grape juice but maybe a bit darker. Nose is berries/fruits, tough I couldn’t pick out which berry, and to me has some wine-like notes. Taste is big fruit, some tartness due to the berries, more wine-like notes and soft alcohol. Body is light-medium with mild carbonation and minimal warmth. Ends with more fruit and some tartness. I really didn’t care much for this.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2006: Purplish type color. Very fruity berry aroma. Both sweet and tart. Flavor matched. I seemed to get a little chocolate note in it. I liked the red and white better.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is opaque purple with a purple head...alcoholic and fruity nose...sweet flavorful with lots of fruit flavors...no real alcoholic flavor...
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep pink with some violet highlight with pretty much no head, although there was a light carbonation. Aroma is wine-like, very tanniny and woody, with sharp astringent grape must, and some aceto character- lightly fruity- moslty blueberry but it is under-defined and doesnt stand out. Tart berry flavor- raspberries, blueberries, more wine, red grapeskin. Finishes tart and slightly acidic with more tannin astringency. I didnt like this one too much.
biznizness (1071) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Rehoboth brewpub. Thick, with a deep red/purple color, looking almost like a fruit smoothy. Flavor is tart with a bitter finish. Don’t really have anything to compare this to, but I did enjoy it.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to TomDecapolis for this...
They don’t do growlers of this but this was a special circumstance were we could via the kind folks at Rehoboth.
Appears a pinkish, purple toned, dense, muddy crimson with a small white head that quickly fizzles out. Tiny speckles of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is very vinous, with notes of over ripened blackberries, and sugary corn syrup. I would’ve thought this was simply a wine that hadn’t fermented all the way out and had simply gone awry somewhere.
Taste is of the same winey, tart aromas that I struggle to accept.
Mouthfeel is tart, wine-like, mostly sour, and sticking to the sides of the tongue. There just doesn’t seem to be any sort of balance in this brew.
It’s like bad medicine mixed with a caramelized, concentrated wine mix. This is worse than the sacramental wine that we would taste when we were alter boys...blech!