argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Lightly hazed straw body with off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, melon, blackberry. Taste is moderately sweet, berry, light melon, bread. Soft light-medium body.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 8/7/10. Sampler from the Brewpub. Mildly hazy with a pale golden hue. Trace ring of head. Aromas of berries and a slight wheatiness. Light to medium bodied with a bright palate. The berries are in the forefront, but it’s backed up by a really nice vanilla sweetness. Good body and very crisp for the Summertime. Mildly lingering finish with the berry tart/sweetness lingering with the zesty base wheat beer.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the 7th Annual Parkville Microbrew Festival on April 24th, 2010. Clear golden yellow color with a white head. Pronounced blackberry aroma (I’m not sure I could tell the difference between black or rasp. Just berrified for sure). Mild in flavor, but not watery. No odd off flavors of seeds, burntness, or syrup extract sweetness. Drinkable and benign.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Highlands brewpub. Hazy yellow with next to no head and prominent effervescence. Aroma is very sweet with mild blackberries, yeast and malt. Taste of forced blackberries, sweet malt with a dry finish. Reminds me of those sea dog fruit beers that just aren’t that good.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer pours a hazy golden color with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Mild berry aroma with a bit of malt. Light body with a tart blackberry flavor underscored by an off artificial sweetness. The finish is short and fruity with a mild wheat aftertaste. Below average overall.
Narnad (1373) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Semi-clear but a very light hazy cloudiness to this light yellow colored brew. No head and high carbonation. Aroma is all blackberry extract with a very light touch of wheat at the end. Flavor is overly strong of blackberry and carries a wheat note at the end along with a slightly sour profile. Overall the fruity note was a bit too dominate in the brew for my taste as it tasted more like blackberry essence or syrup than fruit added, so no other flavors really came through.
sethdude (674) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy gold with medium lacing. Aroma is candy sweet, bubblegum and artificial fruit aroma. Flavor is initially strong fruit, followed by a slightly astringent alcohol note (I think that’s what it was), giving the beer a slightly unpleasant medicinal quality. Grassy finish. Palate is somewhat fizzy.
thegreenrooster (2975) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a pale gold with a white head. Aroma is decent with lots of berry coming out. Flavor is weaker with only a fraction of the fruit there. Its more grainy than anything. Another fruit beer that smells better than it tastes.
xmarcnolanx (925) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer surprised me too.
Granted, it is an extract blackberry beer, and I was not holding out much hope, but again, solid taste for the style.
The big knocks against it are the appearance, which is completely lacking any wheat characteristics. In fact, this looks like a pale lager in every aspect.
Additionally, there were way too many hops in this beer (Holy shit, did I just say that?). By the look and the taste, I would almost say that they took a pale lager and added extract. I did not taste any wheat, nor did I see any wheat-like characteristics to the beer- either in the head or body.
Still, the blackberry was nice, and the drink was thirst quenching.
2 Oz sample. Don’t think I’d order this shit by the glass!
Oh, by the way, 2 dollars for a 20+ oz pint is fucking amazing.