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Brewed by Spinnakers Brewpub
Style: Fruit Beer
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
Very fruity beer, almost no grain notes at all. Foggy red body with a modest head. I was hoping for more balance between currant and beer beer, but overall it’s not bad for a fruit beer. However, could use more complexity.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
650ml bottle pours amber in color with a small white head that leaves virtually no lacing on the glass. Aroma is currants with some light grains and hops with hints of yeast. Taste is some sweetness from the currants and malts with some hoppy bitterness and light yeast. Medium bodied with light carbonation and a dry finish. A very easy drinking strong ale that is quite refreshing and enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Honey pear light cuurrant. Reddish poyr no head. Reddisg poue ni gwas. Curranta honey poear. Lifht yeast ns pear finish. Meh (jon 2009).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2008
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. A deep red beer with a slight haze under a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of black currant. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of black currant, leading to a dry and slightly woody finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2008
Mahogany color,small beige head.Winey brown sugar nose.Acetic tart fruit profile, light brown sugar overtones. Not good, perhaps an old bottle?

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
robinvboyer (3107) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2008
650ml bottle from mgermani, thanks. popped the cap, and there was ZERO noise, not a good sign. aroma is wet cardboard, and sour red wine, pretty much a big nose of red wine vinegar. Flavour is sour, syrupy, and vinegary. This bottle has to be off, there is no way they intended it to tatse like this. It actually tastes like a flemish sour ale now. still i couldnt dinrk it, the vinegar flavour was way too much to stand

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2008
Grapey brown colour with no real head. Aroma is current and some alcohol. Tastes like currant juice as there is little carbonation or noticeable malts. Very sweet and quite easy to drink despite not tasting very beerlike.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1935) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2008
Bomber from Brewery Creek (bloody expensive too!) Poured a reddish brown with no head. Strong currant aroma, young red wine tones, some malt backing it up. Flat tasting, soft dark fruit flavours, some alc presence. Underwhelming. I was hoping for a bigger belgian flavour. Upon opening there was no release of pressure and no head formed when poured, perhaps my bottle was poorly capped...???

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (5639) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 3, 2008
Vintage 1 year old Bottle@Spnnakers. Blackcurrant nose. Red amber low head. Light metallic earthy berry notes. Yeast fruitiness in the background. Medium to light body.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2008
Black currants, apples, pears and berries in the nose. Clear purplish-amber coloured body is topped by a low, off white, large bubbled, shy head that recedes to a partial cover. Thick, strong and bready malt profile with fair bitterness. Raisin like fruitiness that lingers is especially notable in the aftertaste. Medium full body is a bit slick in texture with somewhat low carbonation. Tulip glass. Cellar temperatre. Bottle (Brewery Creek, Mar-08).


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