scottw86 (1114) - Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a gold amber with a bubbly white head. Thin bodied with a pretty simple taste. Apricot and blackberries with lots of carbonation. Tasted more like grape soda than beer, but still refreshing. Not bad.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a really nice looking orange/gold color with a white head. Aroma is blackbery through and through. Maybe a little artificial, but close enough to the real thing not to be off-putting. Flavor was berry with a nice wheat beer background. A little biscuity. Kind of like warm biscuits and jam. Pretty decent beer.
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I got his one on accident while at a tasting. The body was a cloudy dark gold with a white head. The aroma was blackberries with some bread crust. The taste was orange peels and coriander with some light fruit. Decent overall.
Suttree (5195) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Something not quite right here. The balckberry smells and tastes vaguely artificial, and the wit part lacks crispness or somethig. Not particularly good.
zombywoof (450) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 17, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a big fan of this at all. Thin, brackish with an artificial berry flavor. Maybe something for a hot summer day or a chick beer. Meh.
bkurtz (834) - PERU - JAN 16, 2009
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured golden with a small, white head. Hoppy aroma with a fruity taste straight away. Not something I will drink again.
fidelis83 (1975) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium pale gold with a fluffy 1 finger eggshell head that has really good retention even leaving a little lacing. Aroma is fresh blackberry, biscuit, subtle fruity ester like notes. Flavor is biscuity, grainy, a little peppery, straw and some crisp floral notes. Finish is berries, a little grainy, and peppery. Would be much nicer with warmer weather.
daknole (9226) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden pour. Aromas of some berries, crackers, white bread and a lgerish aroma. And the flavor has a slight berry taste to it but I get more of a lagerish smell than a true smooth wheat beer. I was a bit disappointed with this.
PorterPounder (5607) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Publix Supermarket - 12 oz bottle - part of a Brewmaster Collection variety pack. Slightly murky, medium golden pour with a tight white head. Aroma of berry jam and some biscuits. Flavor has some of the same subtle berry notes - hard to tell if they are blackberries or not. Nice tartness and a bit of yeastiness to round it out. Hint of cloying in the finish however. Slightly muddled mouthfeel.
Aurelius (4247) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the bottle, this had a really nice butter-biscuit and jam aroma. Once you poured, it had a spritzier, powdery smell and the fruit was much more prominent. Good bottle. Greenish-tinged, almost clear gold. The head settles down to a thin felt lacing. Light bodied, sweet and sharply fruity. I would have thought some-other-kindberry rather than blackberry. A bit peppery on the backend, with a bolt of tangy, perfumy biscuit before it quits. Hmm. Not bad, not great. Gets a little clingy. I like that Sam changes up the mixpack with different stuff, though. Publix, Killearn.