esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GTMW 2012, my 50th Vintage brew. Hazy amber with a thin white head. Aroma of fresh blackberries, sweet malt and very mild funk. Taste is a touch more sour than aroma but more sweet fruity beer than sour wild ale. Bready notes, a touch of alcohol and mild honey as well.
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at GTMW 2012
This is blackberry pie in a glass. Tart and sweet it is a bit one dimensional. Even so it is a good effort for a style that I don’t think Vintage has tried to tackle yet (or at least not that I know of).
Aroma / Appearance - The murky coppery body looks like blackberries which have been strained of their pulp. Fresh hot slices of blackberry pie and whipped cream waft from the glass like a pie on a window sill. This is exceptionally fruity.
Flavor / Palate - Liquid blackberry pie fills the palate from the first sip. Thick and chewy it hangs in the throat. The sweetness is pure and not watered down. This is less sour than expected but a fine way to wrap up an excellent festival.
madvike (3205) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GTMW - Pours hazy amber with a thin white head. Nose smells like pie, blackberry and pie crust. Taste is light sweet berries, light bread malt, and a bit of lactose. A long honey/berry finish. Big biting carbonation with a medium body. Wasn’t as awesome as it sounded, but still tasty.
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at GTMW 2012, pours a dark amber with an off white head, the aroma has a good amount of funk with a sweetness of berries as well, the front end is not as sour as I expected with some funk but a fruity finish overall, not bad.
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour on tap at GTMW 2012 (Madison, WI). Pours a richer deep orange amber hue, deep glow, with cakey offwhite head. Stays big, laces well. Aromas are gentle berry, touches of tart lemon, mellow acidity. Lively. A bit bready, straw, some mellow grass. Initial is berry, touches of tartness, some berry tannin skin elements. Some bready malts, strawn grain. A touch lactic and yogurty. Dry and mellow, with some berry elements asserting themselves into the middle. Blackberry mellow sweetness, tartness, fruit, and some wild elements. Finish is a bit dry, berry and tannin forward. Richer flavors. Nice. Solid wild cask, cool and fruity with mellow wild influence, a bit sweeter and more fruit centered but not a bad beer.
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8/11/12. GTMW. Amber pour . Light fruitiness in the aroma. Lightly tart and woody fruit flavor. Disappointed.