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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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 saisons dry palate.

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2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mpersinger (365) - , California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Anticipated this bottle from high-brow market so shared with kmweaver...yet another disappointment. The art on the label is great (silly, right) ,but I more thought this had promise since Id noted a saison yeast quality alongside well-defined fruit flavor in a draft pour sample months earlier. This was not the case in the bottle. Blackberry aroma presents well in color and aroma, but is more like cooked pancake syrup in flavor and mouthfeel. Yeast character lost in this one. More of a murky fruit beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5835) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marheb (5617) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2017
(En ft la source): Une combinaison juteuse, fruite et sauvagement terreuse. La bire est superbe avec sa teinte magenta et le corps se tient fantastiquement mais quelque chose de limite mdicinal drange au dpart et sessouffle en respirant. Intressant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2820) - , 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4556) - Sofia, BULGARIA - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (14352) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1297) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - 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. Theres a good amount of must in here too. Not much else to describe beyond these few things. The flavor is really impressive, as its 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 cant complain, because that fresh blackberry is so prominent. Finish is indeed dry. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is fairly lively.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (11460) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
"Ddint get any saison in this save for a barely dry finish, but it was a decent if not impressive blackberry ale. Efervescent, slightly sweet and dry with just a hint of twang. Refreshing finish."

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Beautiful light purple color. Some gentle fruit aroma. Fairly dry, not very sweet, thankfully. A tart fruit quality. Finishes clean and dry, without any cloying character. Fairly light body, effervescent, refreshing.


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