Tmoney99 (14968) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Draft sample at MBGF Summer 2009.
Poured a clear dark reddish purple color with an average reddish frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark fruit aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium tart & sweet flavor with a smooth medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
Interesting. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2009
(Draught) Pours a hazy burgundy body with a small off-white head. Aroma of raspberries, blueberries, toasted grain, and caramel. Flavor of raspberries, rye, blueberries, and light smoke. deyholla (12253) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle. Poured red with an orange hue and a white head. Aroma was full of a sweet berry, somewhere between a blueberry and a raspberry. Flavor was quite sweet with berry flavor but lacking something to balance the sweetness. b3shine (9145) - Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft to taster at Arcadia in Kalamazoo. Looks solid; a hazy amberish orange with white lacing. Smells of yeast and blueberries. Tastes like it smells,but more balanced, and with a bit of rye as well. Pleasant on the palate. A solid fruit ale. Bullit (4686) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Draft @ O’Duffy’s, Kalamazoo. Bordeax red colour, light pink head. Aroma of rye and blueberry. Flavour of blueberry, rye, sweet fruits. A bit watery.
esjaygee (3906) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2013
On tap at HopCat Lansing. Hazy amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of mild blueberries, light rye and toasted malt. Taste is grainy with blueberries, fruit and malt. Okay. dnstone (3524) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Raspberry-like aroma. Deep wine-like red color. Winey-juicy, framboise-esqu flavor. A bit like juicy-juice.
Notes: On Cask chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2011
draft... murky light golden brown, not much of a head at all... the nose is very juicey, almost a bit generic but the blueberries show enough true character to shine through... what I liked about the taste is gone as all the blueberries are replaced with rye, interesting how different the aroma and taste are but a bit off on this attempt Silphium (3198) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2010
5th Annual MBG Winter Beer Festival, Grand Rapids. Deep purple body, thin off-white head. Biting grassy, fruity nose. Grainy, grassy, spicy body, with firm, tart blueberry, although not very sweet. Light bitter finish. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2014 Tap: Murky red-copper body with a burnt, gray tinted lazy layer of foam that muddles around on top. Aroma of vague mixed berry sweetness, a touch of dry rye notes & a faint medicinal, vitamin-like finish. Tastes of more light berry, grain, & rye with a heavy hand of super-toasted malt. Cereal grain finish with a light hint of moderate berries. Not getting the medicinal flavors, thankfully, but the berry just doesn’t "pop" or seem very authentic. This is what happens with blueberries.. .Very hard for them to hold their vibrant flavor, meaning it often produces a beer that’s "just okay" in the end. Such is life.