sebletitje (7120) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample A, courtesy of Tony @ OTH.
Pours light golden with white head.
Aroma, spices and a fake berry scent, almost like a cheap tea.
Taste, fruity, extract all the way, grainy, metalic. Taste leaves something fake, probably because of extracts, almost like a chewing gum.
I think they went a little too much in the extract, it leaves something that is too fake lacking a concistence and body.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled this at the Music City Brewers Fest. Aroma of berries and wheat. Flavor reflected the nose. Slightly over-carbonated.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this at the Winking Lizard in Columbus.This was the national voting as to which beer Sam Adams will brew next.This brew didn’t do it for me.For the masses I can see it being good but not to us craft enthusiasts.Poured a clear golden color with a small white lacing edge. Lots of sweet berries on the nose’Flavor was overcarbonated but had the berry tone to it.As weird as it sounds it had a small hint of windex taste toit.Sweet, fruity and malty.
jbuzz (757) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Three Cellars Milwaukee. Tart smell but very refreshing. Good Blackberry taste good balance.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on a recent trip to the brewery. Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is decidedly ripe fruit, raspberries and blackberries. Flavor is much of the same with some bready and grassy notes. This was a very god wheat ale: hope to see it in stores someday.
Beerman6686 (4979) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
POured a pretty weak golden color with a white head. Aroma was straight blackberry syrup. Flavor was much the same a little spice and wheatiness mixed in but just way to sweet and one dimensional
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 Pours a pale yellow orange and somewhat cloudy with a small white froth. Aroma is mildly tart with a bit of bite. This gave me high hopes. Some fruity notes behind the wheat, however it was a little too candy or pop-tart filling fruity. Flavor started out sweet and malty, and I still had my hopes up. Some mild fruit berry flavors mid swallow. The spiciness that they advertised was very subtle. In the finish that tartness starts to build and I was ready to be excited, and then.....nothing. I know it is a witbier and they aren’t tart but c’mon, blackberry’s have to be more tart! Anyway, medium body and low-medium carbonation. I was just disappointed. I ended up voting for the coffee stout, which was okay, and still managed to have more complexity than this one. I really wanted to like it more, and it wasn’t bad, just fell short. I like the nifty bottle opener they gave me though :)
swoopjones (6558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample A bottle. Pours a nice golden orange. Perfumy spritzy aroma of blackberry & some additional fruitiness. Taste has nice berry flavor & some wit crispiness. Decent but a little toosweet & perfumy. Bring back the boysenberry
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at Sam Adams R&D Brewery in Boston. Poured hazy gold in color with a small head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of berries, wheat and some fruity esters. Taste is pretty much the same. Body was a little thin.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the brewery tasting event. Cloudy golden color with a white head and good cover. Strong blackberry aroma, sweet dark fruit juice cocktail. Light on the tongue, smooth wheat with a biting coriander spiciness and intensely sweet blackberry syrup finish. This was my pick although it is just barely too sweet.