RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We love blackberries. Tart, sweet and complex but guarded by thorny branches, these alluring fruit have been a favorite of ours since we added them to our very first beer. This sour blonde ale is infused with loads of coastal Blackberries from Swanton Berry Farm in Californiaís Santa Cruz Mountains and aged in wine barrels for many months. Pair with duck dishes and summer salads.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2803) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
pours orange amber, no head. nose of berries and funk. light sourness from start to finish. blackberries present. light bodied.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luttonm (5268) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2017
GG, Seattle. Rich, pretty cranberry red juice body, almost no head. Deep fruity tart nose, cran and blackberry. Bright fruit tartness. Astoundingly fresh berry flavors, in a distilled richness I didnít expect. A bit cloying sweet at the back of the tongue, but fantastic flavor. Bright, balanced, pungent. Lightest cream to the palate. Fantastic.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (5689) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle (375 ml), split 2-ways. Iím not sure about the age of the bottle but I think itís 1+ year old. Clear golden with purple hues and a small white head, not much retention or lacing. Aroma is of berries with funk, oak and lactic acid. Taste is intensely sour with moderate berries presence, oak spiciness and light buttery oak. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oak / vinous mouthfeel. Puckering finish. This is done the american way. Thereís a beautiful funk and fun fruit presence but itís so intensely sour that itís not enjoyable at all.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thechasm442 (907) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Draft. Bright fuchsia wish an average pinkish head and decent lacing. Aroma is loaded with blackberry, raspberry, and sour stone fruit. Taste is juicy fresh berries, sour blackberry, lots of lactic acid. Puckering and slightly Juicy. Dry in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (9935) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle shared by Tom - thanks! Murky pinkish pour with a smaller white head. Hints of funk, tart blackberry. Yum!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (838) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle shared. Nice bright red pour. Aroma is tart blackberry. Taste follows, standard Almanac oak barrel. Really finishes nice. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (10205) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Traded bottle via PUBíR. Pours hazy ruby with fizzy body and minimal head. Nose is tart blackberry, yeasty funk, lactic acid. Tastes tart, fruity, with authentic blackberry flavor, acidity, mild yeasty, earthy funk, and more tartness as it warms.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11497) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2016 really good sour. crazy stupid very sour. dark looks. on tap at blackback pub.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9535) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Fruit pith, lactobacillus and pediococcus converge on this softly carbonated Sour Ale, relying on high levels of acidity to build a memorable sipping experience.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam crowns the dark pink cloudiness.
-The intensity of the sourness lowers drinkability.
-I canít really tell if itís blueberry, blackberry, black currant, or any other type of berry in here. The bacterial character is too strong.
-This will still please lots of Lambic drinkers.

Bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (6545) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 30, 2016
375ml bottle pours out a pinkish purple topped with a small fizzy head. Nose is blackberry seed bite a nice tartness and some jammy sweetness. Taste is more of the nice berries a nice mix of sweet and tart.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5308) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle from Bine and Vine. Pours a hazy orange copper with a white head. Nose is big berry, some some skin, big funk, lactic, tart, and a big tongue-puckering sour. Flavor hits the same way with huge sour, berry skin, blueberry, some sweetness, and a nice vinegar character. Medium to full in body and delicious overall.


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