ben4321 (3463) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from my Dad, 1/3/13
Aroma: This one has a wheat nose, with fairly subtle, clean fruit notes
Appearance: It pours a reddish-orange clear, with a small beige head on it
Flavor: Lightly sweet and mid-dry flavor, that has an almost wine-like component to it
Palate: This one has a soft-to-average carbonation, a clean feel, and a medium body
This is a pretty good one. It wasn’t my favorite Hardywood, but I enjoyed trying it. The wife was definitely a fan.
nimbleprop (4150) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle pours an inky red with one ring of off white head. Nose is jammy, some spice, a little plum, some duck sauce. Flavor is lightly sweet, a little earthy, lightly tart, berry, a little plum, some malt. Clean finish.
radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split a bottle with friends. Poured a cloudy, dirty yellow color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma was nice berries, blackberries, wheat character. Flavor was mostly a nice wheat character with some light berry notes. Pretty enjoyable.
SrSilligoose (3090) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle offered by phaleslu. Thanks! lotta potent blackberry. potent plummy fruit. some light date. some grape drank. earthy, doughy wheat malt backing. herbal. somewhat grainy. fine.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from RABinVA- thanks again, Ryan! Pours a hazy plum color with a small off-white head. Notes of blackberry, wheat, flowers, coriander, dough, and a little bit of fruity funk. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, fruity mouthfeel. Pretty good as both a fruit beer and a witbier.
Beergeek23322 (1953) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/05/2013. Sampled at the VA Hop Fest. Hazy straw yellow with a purple hue. The added blackberries is a nice touch adding to the wheat flavors. Spice, yeast and malt is also showing well.
TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Hazy amber pour with a short, white head. Strong wheat and berry notes in the aroma along with yeast, grassy notes, light earthiness and soft malt. Taste is berries, tart fruit, big yeast, wheat, hints of banana, earthy notes, grass and toasted malt. Body is light-medium with a moderate, prickly carbonation. Finishes with more berries, big wheat notes, tart fruit, assertive yeast, earthy hops, light grass and soft malt.
BrettTaylor (366) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured as a 2 oz sampler at Virginia Beer Live 2013. May have been suffering from palate blowout. Contrary to a lot of the reviews here, I found this to have very little aroma and not a lot of blackberry flavor. I suspect that my tired palate is giving conflicting assessment to others’ reviews. A bit of a buttery/creamy flavor with a bit of spice. I would like to try this again without such a tired palate.
tia (849) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Blush color with carnation head. Smells like sweet tarts. Light tart flavor. Refreshing and lively. (Accidentally rated this under my husband’s account. He agreed with what I wrote so he kept it as his rating, too. Thus, two duplicate ratings.)
Foxbush (1198) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the Brewery We visited the brewery on one of their Thursday night events, Food trucks are parked in the parking lot and the people come. This crowd continued to grow well towards 8 PM. The fruity beers are just not my favorites. This ale poured a purole color. Almost no head in a plastic cup. These beers are just too sweet. They appeal some of the beer drinkers. There is much beer to enjoy at these events.