Almanac Summer 2010 Vintage Blackberry

RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Ale with blackberries added and aged in wine barrels

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle from Marco - thanks! Pours a semi-murky yellow with a bubbly white head that quickly fades to a slick. Aroma is a bit disjointed with wheat, oak, tart berry, red wine grapes, and sulphur off notes as it warms. Taste is tart, lightly fruity, and sour but fairly disorganized with a sharp, medicinal bitterness throughout. Clean mouthfeel. I did not like this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steasy66 (1124) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Cloudy straw, small white head. A bit fruity and a little funky in the nose. Taste is strange, candy sugar sweetness, fruit and a bit of funk. Fizzy carb, light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (3421) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Berrys are very present and their is some tartness but it is very tame. A bit sweet on the finish and a little boozy for an 8% beer. Not bad though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (5876) - Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2012
bottle share at hill farmstead, getting drunk here, very light and lactic tartness, really want to retry

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Sampled on 7/21/2012. Bottled on 5/29/11 Bottle # 3255. This fruit beer pours a medium orange gold color from a 750ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head with decent lacing and nice retention. The aroma is fruity and sweet, some citrusy hops, some blackberries and some wood. A medium bodied fruit beer. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy. The blackberry flavors are behind the hops and the malts, complementing them rather than competing for attention. A really nice mix of citrusy hops, malts, wood and blackberries. The fruit flavor tends to intensify a little as it warms. Very smooth tasting. Very nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Pours golden honey in color with a bright white head. The aroma brings light fruity notes and sweet Belgian yeast. The flavor of of sweet malts and dry grapes on a dryer wine-like body, but still somewhat juicy from the blackberries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12633) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Sample at the Central OH BA Tasting at From The Vine on 06/02/2012: Cloudy yellow-gold color with a medium white head that recedes steadily. Strings of lacing. The aroma consists of berries, malt and oak. Medium body with an oaky character and notes of blackberry, malt and a bit of funk. The finish is tart and fruity with a lingering berry aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

[ Bottle 2128 ]. Hazy matt medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet berries, wheat, light blackberries. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light light acidic with a long duration, sweet berry - blackberries, light tart berry - grape. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120322]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25619) - Malm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2012
Bottle @ Paps. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty berry aroma. Fruity malty yeasty berry flavor with weak hints of wood. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty berry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (4618) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
22-MAR-2012, bottle @Paps. Hazy golden with white head. Clearly barrel aged. Vanilla, spice. Blackberries come out very refreshing. Delicious and creamy. Fine berw.

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