Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a chalice. Pours a dark orange that carries a slight chill haze. Small off-white head on top. The aroma is almost completely wine-like. That barrel really took over the bouquet. Really a tart scent - lemon zest, grapes, blackberries, some ethanol.
Moderate carbonation. I actually expected this one to carry a bit more spritz, but it seems thin at times. Light feel, though, eases the drinkability of this tart beer.
This beer packs a wallop of fruity flavors. Blackberry, lemon, and the pinot grapes really dominate, leaving a nice tart smack on the palate. The finish is short though, causing me to sip and sip all the more. The spices that are normally present in a Wit, Iím not finding much of. The barreling as well as time aged Iím sure have mellowed those out a bit. A nice simple tart beer.
I really enjoyed this one much more than their second installment - Peach. This one delivered as advertised: an easy drinking tart beer. Nice work, MEB.
daknole (9407) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy gold pour, white head. Very unique beer. The berries and wheat play well together. The alcohol is hidden pretty well. Then you bring in some nice grapey notes and the oak. I enjoyed this one quite a bit.
nimbleprop (5084) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little surprised to see some of the low marks on this beer. 750ml bottle pours a hazy, light orange with some creamy, white head. Nose has sweet candy, spice, lemon rind, plenty of berry, a bit of funk. Flavor is nice and balanced, white grape, lemon, berry, mild wood pulp, a little grassy, some vitamin C. Pulpy, tart finish.
GenDV138 (1619) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Nice lacing. Aromas of stone fruit, tropical fruit, big blackberries. Tastes of berries, blackberries, wheat, herbs and spices. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation.
JaBier (4983) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled at Muckfest V on 7/12/14. Clear orange to amber in color with a medium white head. Aroma of sweet malt, wheat and berries. Sweet malt and wheat flavor with berry and slight tartness before a dry finish.
phaleslu (6690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON shared this one at Muckfest 2014 - thanks again, Sam! Pours a hazy yellow gold with a white head. Notes of vanilla, bready and pale malts, sawdust, wheat straw, and light blackberries. The vinous and oaky notes are mellow here. Light-medium bodied, with medium bodied, and a sweet, dry, funky mouthfeel. A little bit disappointing for something that sounded pretty good.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. Not a fan. More pinot noir and less blackberries. alcohol is really 7 not 9 as this site says. At least the 2013 is 7. Was expecting a lot more and im bummed.
chinchill (2053) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
More tart than sweet.
Blackberry liquor and muffins in the nose.
More tart in the nose than the mouth.
Fine, mildly tart, lingering aftertaste.
O: My least favorite of the 3 beers Iíve tried in the Mother Earth Windowpane series.
Cybercat (3435) - Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy honey-golden with a thick and rather persistent eggshell head. Malty aroma has a hint of blackberry. Not strong, but intriguing. Flavor is mainly malty, a little bit of blackberry, slightly sour, slightly hoppy. Texture has good fizz and decent viscosity. Donít know if it was worth the price, but it is definitely enjoyable. Heck, itís from a great North Carolina microbrewery, and I like!
Travlr (12975) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma is fruity, with apples, peaches, pears, some vanilla and citrus. Taste is vinous fruit, tannins. Odd combinations.