czar (5147) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample @ EBF 2015. unclear bright red with a beautiful pink head, good retention and lacing. cheesy lactos, berries - miscellaneous but fresh; dilly spiciness, cinnamon sticks, pepper. light carbonation, light body; dry, tart and woodsy-spicy finish. pretty solid fruit berliner.
fluffy (1890) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
this is a numeric rating only. i no longer do tasting notes on any beer anymore.
tom10101 (3532) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ EBF.
Appearance: Dark reddish purple with a small purple-ish head and little lacing.
Aroma: Berries (blackberries, blueberries), quite fruity, lactic/yogurt notes, leafy notes and mild spiciness.
Taste: Mild. Quite fruity. Berries forward. Lactic, mild spiciness and herbal/leafy presence.
Palate: Light to medium body. Medium to good carbonation. Fruity and slightly spicy finish. Quite lactic. A tad oaky too.
Overall: Very good fruited berliner. A bit acidic, but it’s still quite drinkable and well balanced. Quenching. Tasty. Loved it.
dmac (4477) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Poured a deep clear reddish body with a tiny pink head. Aroma is nice, tsrt and fruity, cherry, cough medicine and some dry bread. Flavor is sweet, dry fruit skins, grains. Medium body with a smooth body and softer carbonation. Good stuff.
JulienHuxley (3851) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at EBF. Deep purple-red pour, thin pinkish foam. Aroma is fruity, light blueberry with tons of cinnamon, blueberry skin, leafy, blueberry pie filling. Taste is super sour, good puckeringness, blueberry yogurt, spicy cinnamon heat. Palate is med-light bodied, good carbonation. Nice.
ClarkVV (3969) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery, February 2015
Very lovely appearance, being a deep violet-colored body and a frothy white head atop. Good clarity, as well.
Certainly the blueberries are captured well in the beer, jumping right out in the nose and adding a vibrant fruitiness that, when coupled with the tart and sour acids, produces a sharp but not punishingly so, nose. Some light honeyed grains add just a hint of malt while plentiful phenolics add a dusty pepperiness and light vanilla on the finish. No alcohol noted in the nose.
Blueberry juice up front shows that some of the fruit sugars have still remained, which actually works nicely, as the beer is quite sour. Not somer weisse level sour, but still enough to make you pucker up. Light vanilla, touches of honey and dry biscuits are the extent of the malt, but the fine carbonation and soft sugars do create a substantial texture to paint the acids across. Lactic and malic acids both dominate the finish and playful blueberry notes linger on. No sign of the alcohol, diacetyl or any other flaws. Delicious and can’t wait to see how the bottles I have develop. Still a little rough around the edges and very "sharp" with some strong almost lemon-rind citric qualities that are a bit too much coupled with the rest of the acidic nature of the beer. Should mature nicely.
Errl (1890) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle..Pour is red with a bubbly head..Nose is blueberry, spice, oak, cinnamon, ...Taste is cinnamon, blueberry, spice, juice, dry, yogurt..
umich03jm (2452) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer. Pinkish purple pour with a small head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma is like cinnamon blueberry yogurt. Taste moderately sour. Moderate acidity. Lots of blueberry yogurt and lemon with a hint of cinnamon. Grape juice in the finish. Very nice Berliner.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Slightly hazy dark purple. Aroma of blueberry syrup, maple, cinnamon, honey, lemon, lacto. The taste is Concord grapes, tart current and cranberry, maple, cinnamon, lemon, pith. Medium bodied, mild lingering tartness.
AirForceHops (4034) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by Brian during our blueberry comparison tasting. Vintage is 2015. Real bright purple color and even the head has pink bubbles! Wow the aroma is like a blueberry yogurt with a mild cinnamon spice but wouldn’t have called it cinnamon without reading it on the bottle. The flavor has a nice mild tartness and the spice does something for the balance. Has a light malt backbone. The carbonation is on the spritzy side and has a lively touch. Pretty decent stuff!