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Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Fruit Beer
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A show of purple hands, who loves blackberries? Man we do, so we were stoked to find out that Madrona Farms has tons of them growing on their organic farm on the side of Mt. Douglas. We were even more stoked when we found that the Land Conservacy is working to preserve the farm, and that partial proceeds of this delicious blackberry infused wheat beer will help sustain local organic food. Bottoms up for your local farmer!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
romeogolf (6) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - OCT 1, 2008
NOTE: this beer is not a Hefeweizen; the labels were printed before the selection of yeast was finalized. 650ml bottle bought at Brewery Creek and poured into a Granville Island Hefeweizen glass. Clear cranberry red with a tight, light pink head that rapidly dissipated. Moderately carbonated, tart, dry, and light-bodied; nose of red berries. Wheatiness in the foretaste, going to citrus, and finishing with cranberry & strawberry. Drank with some chevre & raspberry jam on a cracker. NIce!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2010
Pours a cloudy reddish colour with a nice head. Light aroma of berries. taste is sweet berries and orange peel citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Bottle from CapFlu. Dark amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is a light berry, light lemon/grapefruit, wheat. Taste is interesting a weird tartness, mixed with the berry, wheat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Bottle courtesy of mgermani. Pours purple/ red with a thin white head. Smells of tarte berries, citrus, some wheat hints. Tastes of blackberries, lemons, oranges, tarte finish. The blackberry hints go well with the wheat character of this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2008
Pours a deep clear blood red with a pale pink-tinged white head with poor retention. Aroma is hard to pin down, not a whole lot going on, vague berry sweetness, strawberry? Taste reminds me of cranberry juice a bit, nothing jumps out as being particularly blackberry-esque here. Odd diacetyl character strangely gels flavour. Is there wheat in this? Hefeweizen says yes, label says no, taste says maybe. Light on the carbonation, slightly creamy body, nice lingering mouthfeel isn’t oily but smooth. Romeogolf has come up with a great idea with the chevre. This is definitely better than the raspberry, but definitely watery and lacking real tartness & gravity. While I applaud the effort and I love the specials when Phillips puts them out, I would like to see this with more blackberries and higher gravity. I wouldn’t mind paying more for it, or buying it in smaller bottles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2008
(650ml bottle) Sampled at Smith’s Pub in Victoria. Priced at $9 (approx. $4.90 at Spinnakers). Pours a reddish grape - cheap red wine colour with a white, dissipated head. Nose of strawberry-blueberry and wheaty undertones. Flavour is fairly tart and seedy upfront, settling into a cranberry finish. Pretty good. 6/2/7/3/13

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