nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy, once again of Dubbercody, and once again thanks for the hook up Jaime! Wow, what a wild pour...I don’t know whether to praise it or condem it. Kinda of a pleasant light-pinkish/light-tan head over a body of an opaque warm-grey liquid...very odd indeed. While it IS intersting to look at, it doesn’t really look all that inviting. The aroma on the other hand is quite nice: currants and yeast seem to be the dominant parties. The flavor works pretty nice as well, a nice bit of currant mixes well with the yeast and floral notes making for a dry and fruity brew without being too sweet or sour. The body keeps up as well, light body and smooth carbonation working with the light aromas and flavors...perhaps a bit watery a spots but pretty solid overall. A nice fruit beer, that despite its appearance would be great to have in moderation with one bottle being enough for two people.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Strange pour - pinkish mud might be the best description. Nose is fruity and somewhat floral, with the currants up front. Yeasty flavor draped with currant, some floral notes present. Light sourness. A tinge of tartness in the finish. An ugly looking beer, but it works together well.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasting at Immy’s. From bottle. This doesn’t look like a beer, more like someone just pureed up some currents and left the purple foam on top. Weird. Nose is berry, a slightly sour. Flavor is mostly berry, currant I guess, with the triple underneath trying to break through, just not quite making it though.
TheBeerGod (5165) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Immy’s Tasting on 7-22-06. Milky, muddied ruby. Nose is odd. Currants, obviously, grains, flowers and some odd fruitiness. Taste is fruity and grainy with currants being dominant and some yeast notes. Light flowery notes as well. Body is light and bubbly. Finishes with more fruit notes and some tartness amongst the grains.
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Immy’s Tasting, shocked to get a chance to try this. Hazy, dark and hazy, rose tinged mud appearance. Gentle but undefined fruit aroma. Flavor was lightly yeasty, with a gentle note of currants in the background. Interesting, and not bad at all.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Immy’s Tasting. Cloudy red color with a thin creamy pink head. Aroma of fruit and hints of sour. Sweet sour fruit flavor.
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A brownish rose colored with a medium head. Very fruity ale with a slight alcohol taste, dry. Experienced this one at Immys Tasting.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Defines opaque and unfiltered. The purple color is unexpected even thought the label warns of this. The aroma and flavor are all about currants. Maybe it was teh fact taht the beer was exactyl one year old when consumed but it lacked anything other than currants and that was a dissapointment. The palate is drier and lighter then I had expected given teh apperance. An odd ball for sure.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours like some breakfast berry smoothie, cloudy purple mess, but a very tasteful one. I thought this had a great initial taste, but the finish was just overly sweet, the grape flavor just got to me in the end. I wish the currants could have been cut down a bit, give it a bit more subtle caracter.
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"...unusual purple colour." it says on the bottle. By unusual did Alan mean it looks like a mix of grape Kool Aid and milk with a thin head? Aroma is almost as muddy as the beer. Hints of fruit, lots of yeast and a jumbled flavour. First sip raises goose bumps on every part of your body with the sour finish. Alcohol is a big part of the flavour. I don’t think that I have had a fruit beer with such a strong fruit flavour with the beer standing so strong in comparison. Such a unique experiment I don’t know whether hide or move to Portland and worship at the brewery.