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Review by tavernjef on 11/12/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
68 3 7 14 3 7 2010
Bright stop light red. Thin capping of fizzy whitish foam which doesn't last. The color is gorgeous though.

Aroma is quite light yet bright of pale berry, apple, twigs, and jell-o.

Taste is quitely placed with a berry-like kool-aid type flavor. Tangy, mildly zippy, sorta paled and soured, but hardly puckering, tender berry flavor ensues with a floating dryness of earth with red and purple grape skins.

Feel is a little below medium with a decent zip, tang, and torque of carbonation and flavor. A bit bland and boring in the finish, which does pick up a bit more dryness as it goes late, late, late into the night end of the airyness.

This seems like a good beer, but nothing really to spectacular hits me other then the style and mixture of ingredients that DFH has tried to induce into this ale. A one time try will do, other then that, its perhaps passable. Refreshingly zippy enough and mildly fruity but just not enough draw or character to really perk interest beyond the cool name and label.

Served In: Tulip

Review by everetends on 05/29/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 3 8 14 4 7 2010
Old Review
750 ml bottle acquired from Five Points Bottle Shop in Athens, Ga. Poured into over sized wine glasses.

A: Pours a very pretty color. A light copper with a touch of amber. The color has a pink hue to it that really adds the look. Very little head is present in the pour, and that which is there really has no retention. Minimal lacing and zero sheeting on the glass. This brew would have gotten higher marks in this area, but the only thing it really has going for it is the interesting color.

S: Smell really comes forward with some nice earthy scents from the yeast. Then comes the fruit. Serious presence of fresh blueberries and raspberries. There is so really really nice sourness in the aroma. Everything is really subtle and gentle.

T: Taste comes forth with the fruity goodness. Blueberries and Raspberries all very pleasant and gently sweet. There is a nice tartness to them as well. There is also a really nice earthiness coming from the yeast and touch of spice. Once again, everything is extremely subtle. Very gentle on the taste. Nothing crazy, but nothing bad.

M: This is a medium bodied brew that has an almost fizzy feel. Carbonation is very high. I can't tell if this adds to or takes away from this brew. Very nice tartness on the palate that leaves a touch of sour fruit in the mouth on the aftertaste. Pretty refreshing and clean.

D: This brew is nice and subtle, but my girlfriend passed out while drinking "her" beer and this was really hard to finish off the whole 750 with her down and out. The fruit becomes taxing and the tartness also. I would recommend drinking this with a dinner party or having at a tasting because it is worth trying but definitely for sharing.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 09-20-2008 05:34:31

Served In: Wine Glass

Review by Lum on 11/04/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 0
One of those "hey!!??!!" finds diggin' around in my beer stash...

Pours a hazy reddish copper color. Half finger of pink tinted white head, with decent retention. Once it has settled, there remains that ever present collar around the glass - nice. Some lacing.

Aroma is faintly sweet, sour and tart. I pick up on some raspberry, but no blueberry (damn). Other fruit aromas - Green apple and pear. Sweet malts. Perhaps even some wheat or other grains.

On to the taste. Wow, very nice berry tartness to this. Nice tones of raspberry- this comes through cleanly and quite strong. The blueberry puree is there, mildly, towards the finish. Very pleasantly, and strongly, malty. Love the finish... dry, slightly astringent, and the sour, oh the sour. Ahhh.

Medium in body, smooth, dry and somewhat crisp mouthfeel. Carbonation is subtle, and balances the whole experience out perfectly.

I like this beer... nix that, I love this beer. It is completely what I hoped it would be. If I could add just a little more to this - I would make the blueberry more pronounced, in both aroma and taste. But that is just a minor detail, as IMO, this is excellent.
If I find myself wanting something fruity, refreshing and just oh-so-freakin'-good, this will be the first to come to mind. Oh, careful... it is too drinkable, as the alcohol is not noticeable whatsoever.
Must Try!

Served In: Wine Glass

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