Brewed by Spinnakers Brewpub
Style: Fruit Beer
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Limited production for Victoria's Erotica Film Festival.

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Oakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2007
Light red-tinged brown. Rich cherry nose with brown sugary malts. I never had it fresh, but after a year in the bottle this is very well-balanced. It’s the least fruit-forward of the three, with a great dark malt character (yes, it’s based on a tripel but a year in the bottle brings out an almost muscovado-like caramelized note). Overtop of this sits the candyish, fruity cherry. Mmm.

Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Dark ruby, no head. Heavy cherry, chocolate, brown sugar, very light alcohol. Taste has a very light hoppiness, cherries, brown sugar, spice, and a oatmeal note.

CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2007
(650ml bottle) Purchased at the brewpub for $10. Pours a thin, dissipating tan head with a orange copper body. Nose of alcohol, iodine, cherry pits and yeast. Its somewhat similar to a malty lambic. I’m fairly impressed. Nice.

riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Interesting beer. Really not much cherry, earthy bitter hop notes, a touch of fruit, toasted malts, perhaps some brown sugar. Bizarre. Mis bottled? Pours brownish with a thin non lasting head. The flavor is bitter hops, mineral water, light fruity, more bitterness, caramel toast. Dry bitter finish. Interesting. Fuck. Shit. Cock. Balls.

mgermani (1010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2007
Pours a dark red/amber with a brief ring of foam. Yeasty, dark fruit aroma - not bad. Tastes of tart cherries, yeasty, slightly chocolatey and roasty. There’s a bit of unobtrusive hopping in here, too. Decent carbonation in the body, but thin. Nice warming aftertaste. This is an interesting beer, probably the same base as the other two fruit beers but less artificial tasting.

Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2007
Sampled from 1 yr old bottle at brewpub Dec 2007. Pours deep red color but little to no head. Not as aromatic as expected, but still pleasantly fruity with marachino-like qualities. Quite nice flavor-wise: not too sweet. Clean with a lot of natural cherry flavors. Cheery pit flavors noticable too, giving it some complexity and taking the beer to a drier and slightly bitter level. Soft and creamy mouthfeel.

LarryBeast (616) - - APR 29, 2013
650ml bottle. Pours pinkish-amber with a dusting of head. Aroma is mild cherry and Belgian yeast with earthy notes and green punchy hops. Lightly sweet taste - pushes the cherry further to the background, yet hides the high alcohol content well. Light, a little fizzy and watery. Interesting, but lacks complexity. Maybe it matures if cellared for awhile.

reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
650ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger of white head that retains well and leaves only small amounts of lacing. Aroma is mild cherries with some yeasty notes and hints of caramel and roasty grains. Taste is mild cherry and pale malt sweetness with some mild hop bitterness and hints of yeast. Light to medium bodied with adequate carbonation for a decent feel on the palate. A nice subtle fruit beer but a little thin considering the ABV.

manuchampions (1245) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2012
Pours a clear amber with thin tan head that reduces to a ring. Aroma is Belgian yeast, very faint cherry, some malt. Taste is a little underwhelming. The previously mentioned notes are there along with a cereal, bready taste to the malt. Cherries present more in the finish. It seems a tad thin considering the ABV. Would have liked a little more complexity in this. Not bad.

sulawang (1210) - - JAN 18, 2017
Visual: (cellared for 4 years). Pours opaque cloudy red currant colour with barely any head, very thin ringed retention, suspended micro sediment, just a few bubbles here and there.

Nose: light red fruity sour barley malt, pie crust. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: slightly thicker viscosity, barely tingly

Mid-palate: soft tart, mellow dull cherry flavour, (lvl-4-sweetness), soft short sour, sustained tangy, brown sugar barley malt, controlled acidity, thinnish body

Finish: almost salty, residual red fruity barley malt

Summary: The cherry fruit flavour is underwhelming and the Belgian ale profile is short and unremarkable - put them together? No surprise, nothing special. It’s drinkable at least for 8.2%.

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