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Mother Earth Windowpane Series: Blackberries
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Windowpane: Blackberries is a Double Wit beer, which is then fermented with blackberries and aged in a pinot noir wine barrel for three months! The finished product provides a spectacular combination of flavors that you donít want to miss.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4759) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1192) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6349) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2014
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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rrauth (1185) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1776) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2013
More tart than sweet. Blackberry liquor and muffins in the nose. More tart in the nose than the mouth. Slightly yeasty. Fine, mildly tart, lingering aftertaste. O: My least favorite of the 3 beers Iíve tried in the Mother Earth Windowpane series.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (3268) - Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
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!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (10574) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2013
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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4705-20120818] Bottle. Pungent smoked honey woody sweet malt aroma. Slightly hazy, orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Honey lemon pineapple flavour has an underlying bread-and-honey base. Medium body. Really interesting, the aroma is misleading. (5/3/7/3/13) 3.1
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)


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