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Brewed by Spinnakers Brewpub
Style: Fruit Beer
Victoria, Canada
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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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Ruby body, dust colored head. Aroma is strong currants, little caramel, and chocolate, dried fruit. Taste has a little bit of currant tartness, chocolate, some spice. Body is nice, pleasing. Most interesting of the Belgian style fruit beers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2007
Bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival ... Deep red ... slight (not unpleasent) sour fruit nose ... tart sharp fruit not quite sour ... blackcurrent exploded in mouth a great beer on that alone, but its more than just the fruit explosion.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10510) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2007
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Bottle. Amber/purple color, no head. Fruity aroma, black currant, other berries, malty. Malty berry flavor, black currant, some spicy notes, sourish and withna nice body. Different and very interesting beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8614) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2008
One-year aged bottle, courtesy of Rob the brewer. One bottle tehre then one put into our luggage as well. An above average fruit beer with Belgian abbey yeast messaging the mouth and soft parts. A good nose of fruit. Well malted, the fruit is right there. Unique.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (5637) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29281) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2007
Bottled@SBWF2007. Deep red colour, not much head,. Aroma is black currant, blueberries some hops and slight glueish notes. Flavour is black currant, dark berries and quite bitter fruity. Pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14498) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007-09-22, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Solid, well brewed, good delicate caramel flavor, subtle red berries fruitness.

Bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007-09-20, 4-3-4-2-7=20
Cloudy dark brown color with purple shades. The aroma has a light sourness, more the flavor. Ok, there is some fruit, but there is nothing else interesting here. The aroma has also a light vegetable touch. Weird.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12514) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2007
Deep purplish burgundy colour. No head. Aroma of black currant, peppery alcohol, pears, candyish malt. Fruit-first, moving towards a muscular alcohol finish. The malts - while clearly candyish - remain in the background and gracefully disassociated from the currant. Nicely balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6137) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2007
(Bottle, Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 11 Nov 2007) Deep ruby colour with brownish notes, brief brownish red head. Fruity, tart nose with dark notes of black-currant. Fruity, tart taste with juicy notes of black-currant and hints of yeast. Alcohol well hidden. Slightly prickly mouthfeel. Nice and summery brew, but I did prefer their raspberry beer.


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