Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Sea Bass. Pours gold with a bit of haze and quickly fading white head. The aroma comes across as being very nice with wheat notes that pop ups among the blackberry fruitiness. The taste begins crisp with a lightly acidic note then moving into fruitiness from the blackberries and getting sweet and sweeter. It doesn’t get all the way to being too sweet for me though. It gets better the more I drink it.
sebletitje (8124) - 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 (778) - 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 (5622) - 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 (7013) - 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.