Ratman197 (15616) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of wheat, blackberry and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, blackberry and light straw with a crisp finish. Strykzone (7797) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Sampled at Heritage Fest. Dingy gold. Some berry arona but not really enough. Flavor, too. Magain too light. As much malts as wheat. xmarcnolanx (945) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2007
This beer surprised me too.
Granted, it is an extract blackberry beer, and I was not holding out much hope, but again, solid taste for the style.
The big knocks against it are the appearance, which is completely lacking any wheat characteristics. In fact, this looks like a pale lager in every aspect.
Additionally, there were way too many hops in this beer (Holy shit, did I just say that?). By the look and the taste, I would almost say that they took a pale lager and added extract. I did not taste any wheat, nor did I see any wheat-like characteristics to the beer- either in the head or body.
Still, the blackberry was nice, and the drink was thirst quenching.
2 Oz sample. Don’t think I’d order this shit by the glass!
Oh, by the way, 2 dollars for a 20+ oz pint is fucking amazing.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Draft. Lightly hazed straw body with off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, melon, blackberry. Taste is moderately sweet, berry, light melon, bread. Soft light-medium body. seymour (2121) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2015 04/18/2012: Sampled on tap at the brewpub. Very pale yellow color, even lighter than their lager with thin white foam and LOTS of lace. Strong berry aromas, some mild wheat, no real hops or yeast characteristics. Flavor was predominantly tart blackberry as well, neutralizing everything else. Strong carbonation, light body but with a well-rounded wheat-bread mouthfeel, long-lasting fruity aftertaste. A nice, refreshing summer beer.
UPDATE 08/20/2015: tasted again as part of a sampler flight, on draft. I didn’t like it as much this time. Not sure if the recipe has changed, or my palate, but it was simply too syrupy sweet. To it’s credit, the berry fruit flavour tastes real, not artificial as with so many competing fruit beers, but still just a weak wine cooler effect overall for me. Still a crowd pleaser though, so I get the pragmatic business decision.
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Had this at their tap room Fall 2012. Not really impressed with any of their beers. Meh. Travlr (26412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Draft at Parkville fest. Hazy yellow color, white head. Nose of berries. Taste is plain light fruit. thegreenrooster (4626) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Pour is a pale gold with a white head. Aroma is decent with lots of berry coming out. Flavor is weaker with only a fraction of the fruit there. Its more grainy than anything. Another fruit beer that smells better than it tastes. sethdude (708) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Pours hazy gold with medium lacing. Aroma is candy sweet, bubblegum and artificial fruit aroma. Flavor is initially strong fruit, followed by a slightly astringent alcohol note (I think that’s what it was), giving the beer a slightly unpleasant medicinal quality. Grassy finish. Palate is somewhat fizzy. jtclockwork (17631) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
draft. Pours cloudy yellow. Nose/taste of blackberry and banana. Lighter medium body. Plain.