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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The first batch of our blackberry saison is out for distribution - dog ate my homework, 7% alc/vol with approximately 1lb of fruit per liter. Why Blackberries? Blackberries have a wonderful sweetness that is not TOO sweet or full. They are rich in color and aroma and have a unique drying charcter that is felt across the whole pallet. I am not a fan of sweet beers, so it was important to me that this beer have lots of deep blackberry fruit and a deep respect for the saison’s dry palate.

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2.9
onceblind (9630) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2017
Clear deep rosey purpleish amber under a large rocky light pink head. Big bright woody blackberry juicy aroma with a thick funky saison ester background. Brisk bone dry flavor that’s bright with blackberry and light white oak, and drying funky saison esters to round out a very quick flavor profile. Lovely carbonation with dry dusty saison tones with light fruity kisses and a hella-dry finish.

3.4
MarcoDL (4920) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2017
Can, courtesy of dEnk, thanks a lot! Pink pour. Aroma of sweet blueberries, dry grassy yeast and mild spices. Taste has blueberries, dry yeast, grassy funky spice and some malt body. Solid fruit saison.

3.5
notalush (5874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2017
Bottle - medium purple with a foamy pink head - full, earthy blackberry nose, light funk, moderate tartness, mild sweetness - full carbonation in the mouth - dry, tart, moderately acidic, lightly funky - moderate spiciness arrives late - currant, berry, white grape - lingering spice and mildly sweet blackberry - interesting and refreshing.

3.6
Marheb (5749) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2017
(En fût à la source): Une combinaison juteuse, fruitée et sauvagement terreuse. La bière est superbe avec sa teinte magenta et le corps se tient fantastiquement mais quelque chose de limite médicinal dérange au départ et s’essouffle en respirant. Intéressant.

3.5
thorongil2 (3073) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2017
(Tap) cloudy purple colour with a small pink head; aroma of fruit, lilies; dryuish, balanced flavour with a long, light sour with a hint of bitter finish

3.6
nickd717 (4679) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Draft at Old Devil Moon. Reddish purple cloudy color with a lasting pink head. Nice blackberry aroma, some Belgian notes. Medium sweet flavor, nice fruit notes, some Belgian yeast. Medium bodied, well carbonated. Good for a fruit beer.

3.5
Ratman197 (14826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2015
500 ml bottle poured a clear reddish purple with a small lastinh lavender head. Aromas of bread and light blackberry. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread and light blackberry with a crisp dry finish.

3.2
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
[Tap] Darker brown color with a distinct purple hue to it. Light pink head on top. Blackberry, dark fruits and some tart fruit juice notes in the aroma. More blackberry, cranberry, pomegranate and jam in the taste. Dry and mildly tart finish. Tasting notes from 9/2014.

3.7
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Tasted at the Triple Rock Sour and Barrel Aged Fest on 2/10/2013. This fruit beer pours a slightly reddish color. Small to medium sized pinkish head. The aroma is black raspberry fruity and sweet. A medium bodied fruit beer. The malts are fruity and sweet, some sweet raspberry. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation Nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.6
Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
(bottle) Rust color pour with a medium beige head with pink tinges that retains pretty well. Aroma right away holds a good dose of blackberry that alternates between real and artificial smelling. I think this may be due to the estery and slightly spicy saison yeast flashing in-between the solid blackberry aroma. It sometimes smells like a blackberry popsicle stick. Good amount of bubblegum here too, which makes this smell like grape Bubbalicious. There’s a good amount of must in here too. Not much else to describe beyond these few things. The flavor is really impressive, as it’s a full blast of fresh blackberry that leaves a nice crisp tartness towards the finish. Not much in the way of a saison character here, besides a slight breadiness on the finish, although I can’t complain, because that fresh blackberry is so prominent. Finish is indeed dry. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is fairly lively.


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