Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2003
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I didn't really like this beer too much. Very clear and pale yellow with not much of a nose. The taste was bland and rather flat, so much so that I poured the rest out.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly colorless, almost chardonnay-like appearance. Very crisp, doughy malt flavor with sweet blackberries and a hint of hops. Refreshing and fairly tasty.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2003
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light clear yellow with a fizzy head. Thin sweet malts - almost bready - coupled with a nice fruit juicey punch. The blackberry is a nice flavor but kind of plays second fiddle to the malts. Sweet lingering finish.
TAR (2499) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Transparent pale straw. Quick, fizzy off-white foam. Subdued sourish aroma with hints of must, blackberry cobbler, acidity, and hay. Slightly prickly carbonation. Blackberry flavors are offset by a large pale malt smack. Finishes with a huge amount of pale malts, accompanied by only a smidgen of blackberry. This has potential, but the pale malts dominate, rather than enhance the blackberries. Some Hallertua presence, or any hop presence for that matter, would have sufficed nicely, to counter the pale malts and still let the blackberries do their job. It somehow remains palatable, and a tad better than I anticipated.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Has a clear yellow color with a good bit of carbonation and a fruity smell. Taste is light slighty fruity and finishes kind of weak. Overall not my type.
BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2003
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Faint fruity aroma, but I can't identify it as being blackberry. I can taste 3 flavors here: water, blackberry (barely) and hops (barely). Wicked thin body. But on the upside, it's easy to drink... I could put back 6 of these and never notice.
jgb9348 (4751) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2003
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
A very thin looking, barely golden colour with a fluffy white head. A bunch of large bubbles rising from the bottom are very noticable as this is lighter than any other pilsner i've had. There are no signs of cloudyness/hazyness to characterise its 'wheatiness', but i'll assume wheat was used in its production. The smell is actually pretty nice, a sweet very ripe blackberry is the single characteristic, but its very pleasant, especially for a summer evening. The taste was pretty watery with a slight blackberry taste, but definately a balanced beer of little to no hops and little to no malt. Really not one to look forward to. This is the second by the brewery that I've had, and I have one currently left in my place...and I will buy no more from this brewery. I've learned my lesson, and this is definately not the brewery to go for.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 17, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crystal clear golden body topped by a medium thick quickly disappearing white head with little lace. Sweet and Fruity (blackberries, of course) aroma with little other character. Slightly sweet yet bitter and sour flavor with a touch of berry. Light bodied and dry.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2003
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Once again, I foolishly allow myself to get burned by this Vermont brewer. Faked out into thinking that this would be a legit fruit beer, I popped the cap of their Blackbeary Wheat for a head-to-head tasteoff with Sea Dog Brewing's Raspberry and Blueberry beers. Long Trail failed the test. Remote waftings of blackberries greet the nose, but little more blackberry can be found. A standard pleasant ale follows with more bitterness than I'd have expected from a fruit brew. Not wheaty and a very light-bodied beer.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale golden yellow hue. Small white head bubbles away immediately. Not a very pleasant nose eminating from this one. Very light on the palate. Not much in depth or flavor. Finishes kinda like a budweiser and smuckers sandwich. Im not impressed.