xmarcnolanx (929) - 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.
seymour (1684) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2015 04/18/2012: Sampled on tap at the brewpub. Very pale yellow color, even lighter than their lager with thin white foam and LOTS of lace. Strong berry aromas, some mild wheat, no real hops or yeast characteristics. Flavor was predominantly tart blackberry as well, neutralizing everything else. Strong carbonation, light body but with a well-rounded wheat-bread mouthfeel, long-lasting fruity aftertaste. A nice, refreshing summer beer.
UPDATE 08/20/2015: tasted again as part of a sampler flight, on draft. I didn’t like it as much this time. Not sure if the recipe has changed, or my palate, but it was simply too syrupy sweet. To it’s credit, the berry fruit flavour tastes real, not artificial as with so many competing fruit beers, but still just a weak wine cooler effect overall for me. Still a crowd pleaser though, so I get the pragmatic business decision.
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had this at their tap room Fall 2012. Not really impressed with any of their beers. Meh.
thegreenrooster (3566) - 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.
sethdude (704) - 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.
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.
jtclockwork (11042) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft. Pours cloudy yellow. Nose/taste of blackberry and banana. Lighter medium body. Plain.
Ferris (8103) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft - Berry slushy and candy like. Light gold with a good head. Like melted freezie, sweet and artificial. Much too sweet and juice like.
deyholla (8347) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy light gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet blackberry with some wheat for the backbone. Flavor has a good amount of sweet blackberry with some strong wheat backing.
hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft... RBSG 2014... Lightly hazy yellow pour with a small, creamy, white head that never fully dissipates. Smells like pale grains and blackberry jam. Light bodied and über creamy with lazy carbonation. The flavor is mostly watery and grainy with a light blackberry nuance. Crisp, thin, refreshing finish.