koleminer20 (4176) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed at FoBAB 2017 (3rd session) in Chicago on November 11. The pour is a dirty dark purple color with a thin ring of pink head that vanishes slowly without a trace. The aroma is interesting. This has a blackberry lemonade thing happening with a tart wheatiness on the back end that seems to be pretty balanced. There is a light wheat, but it doesn’t deter this one. The flavor falls apart. The lemonade aspect of this controls it. Heavy acidity, a light sweetness and a strong yeast and malt shine through. The fruits are there, but overshadowed. The mouth feel is a little watery with a softer carbonation and a lingeringly sweet and messy finish. This one started decent, and fell flat. 7 4 5 3 13 b3shine (9281) - Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Draft to plastic cup as part of a flight at Roll Out The Barrel. This is wine-barreled. Looks good; a juice-like raspberry with thinner white lacing. Smells and tastes of a nice balance of berries and red wine barrel. Some lemon on the tongue as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, mildly but pleasantly tart, and finishes semi-dry. Enjoyable, and a significant step up from the base. nuplastikk (6514) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2014
On tap at GTWM 2013. Juicy opaque purple red body. Thin, steady, uneven, soapy head. Lots of blackberry flavor. Very juicy. Has some nice lemon zest bitterness to even it out. Quite awesome. Silphium (3224) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Draft, Roll out the Barrel Party at the Eccentric Cafe. Cloudy, pulpy red-purple body, thin pink ring. Light, tart, fruity, lactic nose. Grainy, grassy body, lactic and a hint sulfuric, with lemon bite and sweet, modestly tannic blackberrry. Finishes with a nice bite. 574deadzone (1420) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2013
At the Roll Out party, which was a hell of a party. Pours a cloudy blood red with a pink head, leaving some soapy lace. Nose involves apple cider vinegar, dry yeasty funk, cranberry juice, and pinesol. Lightly sweet, seriously lemony tart, lightly bitter. Light bodied, active, puckering tart, with a fairly quick finish. Decent treatment on the Oarsman, but a little weird for me.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
UPDATED: APR 8, 2014 Tap: Almost completely opaque; muddled and swampy brown-ruby red with an off-white and slightly pink tinted film that settles on top. Aroma is a light mixture of berries; little blackberry, though it’s hard to specifically pinpoint. I’d call it more of a "mixed berry" aroma, along with a noticeable and tart, lemon filled backing. You can pick up on the slight sourness and lacto notes near the finish. Taste is very juicy; lots of lemon juice up front, mostly tart and a little sweet. The berries rush in tasting like a bag of Tropical Skittles; sweet in the finish, though the beer gets more tart with warmth. Tastes like Lemon Berry-Ade, making for a great Berliner Weisse. My favorite of the Oarsman variants thus far. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy blackberry, lemon, and faint oak. It’s a cloudy pinkish-purple with a small pink-tinged white head. The flavor starts with a moderate blackberry. The finish has moderate sour lemon with light-moderate oak and a touch of vanilla. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, I could drink a lot of this.