JPDIPSO (6240) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Note: wax on a swing top bottle looks nice but = major pain in the A** to open. Bottled May 8, 2008. Lightly hazed orange umber color. Very tall lasting dark cream colored head. Quite fruity in aroma. I’m actually detecting fruit loops, with what ever grain is used and the pseudo sweet chemical fruit scent. I’m catching some evergreen and herbal hops as well. Sweet wheat and malt flavors with just a hint of fermented berries. A bit like the berry wines my grandmother used to make. Quite bubbly and a touch syrupy. Things just don’t seem to come together in this one. A bit of a mess. A decent fruity malt liquor is the best description I can come up with. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2008
NABA 08’: Pours a muddy purple brown color, nice head and lacing. Nose of light fruity berry, some wheat and a touch of wheat. The maltiness is solid and there’s an underlying fruitiness. It just doesn’t seem to come together or really express any specific idea with great enthusiasm. Decent body though. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Sample - Not for retail sale. But this will be Grand Teton’s next release in the 1.0 L bottles. Bronze color. Nose totally dominated by the berry contribution. Flavor is also solely dominated by the fruit. Fairly high in quality overall. While I respect the brewery for using real fruit, I don’t care for this beer.