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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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An American style wheat mixed with blackberry juice and a touch of our Steam Engine Stout to create this dark fruity ale


2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tessic (926) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2009
This fruit beer poured a dark brown colour with next to no head, even after a vigorous pour. To the nose there are scents of ripe fruit, grapes, jam and sugar. First taste is very sharp with a slight bitterness followed by a strong blackberry flavour. Flavours of wine, jam and sour grapes. Finish is bitter with just the blackberry flavour lingering. Very sour palate.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcr (2310) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Bottle. Ruby brown clear body. Off-white head that is fully diminishing. Aroma if heavy on berries and light candy and fresh grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter and moderately acidic. Light to medium body, watery texture that turns a little syrupy in the finish and moderate to lively carbonation. Like a berry drink that turns bitter/sour/acidic. Itís a blackberry sweet tart except the flavors arenít working together well.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 17, 2009
In bottle. I was hopeful about this beer, and thought the aroma was promising. Then I tasted it and was sad. It tasted bitter, but not in a fun hop way. And I couldnít taste berries. I donít think I have found a fruit beer with such an extreme contrast between aroma and taste.

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 2, 2009
In the bottle from a Mackinaw City Quickie Mart. Pours black with a giant foamy light brown head. The aroma is an amazingly deep and rich smelling blackberry. The flavor does not match the scent: this is a sour beer whose tartness does not match the aroma. Sort of a plastic-chemical-like finish. Yuk.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Bottle courtesy of dmschefke. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of blackberries, sweet malt. Tastes of sweet fruit with some honey and a caramelly finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2009
12 oz bottle pours a dark brown with red tints and a thin beige head. The raspberries, blackberries, and other miscellaneous berries come out but they seem somewhat fake ... a little bit of nuts and chocolate comes through and makes me wonder if this supposed to be a porter or a brown ale or just an amber. Fruity berries flavors taste a little thin with some chocolate and roasted malts leading to a slighlty bitter from the roast and sweet from the fruit finish, which isnít all that enjoyable. The bitter odd finish kinda kicks this beer in the head. Best to think of this as a weak brown or amber with fruit and a touch of roasted malt.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, SPAIN - JUL 28, 2009
Sampled twice at the MBGF. Pours a dark shade of amber with a trim off white head. Smells of berries, for sure. Tastes thin, but full of blackberry flavor and almost like buttery popcorn. Very approachable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2009
Brown pour. The aroma is loaded with berryish sweetness over a bit of cocoa. Chewy lingering fruity flavour... meh. Itís kind of Plain Jane really.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle: Deep ruby pour with an off white fading film of a head. Macroish grainy aroma- reminds me of some Saranac fruit beers. Definitely has a berryish aroma- a bit extract like and sugary fruit juice character. Thin bodied and mildly carbonated. Astringent fruit syrup character. Some berryish acidity in itís sweetness and has a macro grain flavor on the back. Artificial overall. Meh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2009
12 oz bottle shared by Microgrog. Pours a mostly clear ruby red with a diminishing head to nothing. Aroma is very berry like and jammy, raspberry, sweet, light herbal kick in there and a bit honey sweetness. Flavor is fruit juicy raspberry, berry punch, light roast and chocolate- wouldnít really guess it is blended with a stout though since it is dull on the stout character- has a slight juicy slick finish with a slight nice tartness but a bit overly sweet for me.


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