coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very nice golden, ruby/brown color. Three-finger head of slightly pinkish colored foam. Fades to a light skin, covering the surface. Lacing is sporadic, but slightly sticky.
Nose is very fruity. (Yay!) Big berry scents. Lots of blueberry. Nice hints of blackberries. I donít know if theyíre in there, or not, but I get a nice scent of raspberries, also. Nice presence of dark fruits, in general.
Good level of wheat presence. A very slight hint of some barnyard funk and a touch of spices, not unlike a good belgian brew.
Very light in flavor. The fruitiness is still there, but itís more of a blended taste. Itís harder to distinguish each flavor. The blueberries are the only ones that I can pinpoint, and they are not that dominant, even.
The rest of the flavor follows the good belgian characteristics that the nose had.
Nice, light body. Very light and clean feeling. Not too crisp, or creamy. Smooth.
This would be fantastic on a nice spring afternoon (which is what the weather feels like, here, currently). Sitting on the porch/stoop or at the park/beach, this would be highly enjoyable.
I was wanting/expecting just a little bit more from this one, but, all-in-all, this is another good brew from the folks at Dogfish Head.
Iíd drink this again, anytime.
jonas (6043) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - APR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange-red, light pink head. Blueberry nose. Berry base, light tart base, a hint minerals, vanilla and citrus. Dry sparkly mouthfeel, chewy medium body. Refreshing dangerously easy to drink.
gatorfan84 (20) - - MAY 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wasnít sure how this beer would be. A lot of blueberry beers taste like wine. This blueberry beer had more of a lager taste. I thought overall it was well worth the money.
tmoreau (2829) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and dispensed to a snifter showing a fairly clear, reddish copper color, with fair persistence to the fingerís width of soft white head foam, and even better lingering nature to the waves & ribbons of lacing. The nose was expressive cherry/berry, balanced sweetness & tartness, with complementary spice. The taste continued tangy, tart, and sweet, with some modest hop astringency, and lively carbonation, in a medium body. Alcohol seemed hidden behind the pronounced flavor notes as the finale presented just enough dryness to finish crisply. Cordial-like but not too much sweetness allowed nice drinkability.
Koskela (375) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Typical Belgium yeast aroma with the tartness and mild sweetness of the berries come from this almost clear red brew with tiny white bubbles forming around the edge the glass. Berries and sweetness up front with an underlying tartness in this medium bodied brew. The after taste is black berries and slight warming from the alcohol. A decent brew for sure.
TroyCarpenter (3) - - APR 18, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Berry hue. Light head. Excellent balance with the Belgian. Perfect for after a meal and with a good book.
EvanFriend (374) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, but not overly so. Tart as well. Fruity, but no obviously blueberry or blackberry flavor that I can taste. Finish is all Belgian yeast. Pretty good.
Steverus0 (222) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Exactly what you'd expect in a berry Belgian.
Just a bit tart too, like the berries.
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batneil (438) - - APR 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fruity aroma. Colour of Ribena. Light fizz. Taste of blueberries and underripe blackberries. Not too sweet like a lot of fruit beers. (K)
Eberndt (231) - - APR 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark red color and is a bit sour tasting. Berry flavor is present and has a solid malt backbone to balance. Description on label is accurate, canít say Iíd drink it again though.
ARH (776) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2015 750 mL bottle poured into a shaker. The aroma is as advertised -blueberries and blackberries - with a coriander and clove hint. The beer is a clear, dark blueberry-purple hue with a thin, pink, fuzzy soap head that has okay retention and a light lace (extra points for unique coloring). The thick oily beer is a medium high sweet and medium bitter bitter mix with a light sour. Thereís an abundant, light fizz carbonation to help the medium full body go down. The flavor strikes as a blueberry and blackberry muffin with a peppery clove spice. It finishes crisp and peppery with grass, bread, and tart berries. The aftertaste is clean and astringent with just a hint of spice and tart berries.