1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Winter Blackberry - Ellersick Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Winter Blackberry
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
-
no score

5 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 5
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 1.01%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ellersick Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 02-14-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by RedDiamond:
Photo of RedDiamond
3.98/5  rDev 0%

This was perhaps my favorite Ellersick Ale. In a word, it's fun. The beer looks like a porter - no strange purple hues - and tastes like a pale ale with wild blackberries. It even suggests a bit of rhubarb wine and reminds me of the old Hoodsport wines on the Hood Canal. It's unabashedly fruity with a light vinous back structure.

A beer of casual design with more alcohol than the taste suggests. But the tart acidity is a nice departure from the norm.

RedDiamond, Feb 14, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +0.5%

jmccraney, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of bumchilly25
4/5  rDev +0.5%

bumchilly25, May 12, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
3.9/5  rDev -2%

Had this on-tap in a pint glass at the brewery.

Appearance: rich amber brown with a finger of super creamy tan foam. Pretty good.

Smell: light aroma of malt and blackberry. Nice, but might be a bit too mild.

Taste: a very fresh blackberry flavor is the basis of this brew. Malt is light and sweet and complements the fruit well. Bitterness is low. If you like blackberries, this is a great beer.

Mouthfeel: medium light body with a very good creaminess. Quite nice.

Overall: a great example of a fruit beer. Tasty and drinkable, especially if you are a blackberry fan.

flagmantho, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev +0.5%

A: Poured a deep purplish brown color, interesting look, nice white cap

S: Nice, fresh blackberry on this

T: The blackberry was pretty good, fresh, beginning to end, some sweetness, refreshing, light booze

M: Light body, a bit effervescent, tasty

O: Probably my favorite beer here next to the Lager

barleywinefiend, Aug 07, 2011
Winter Blackberry from Ellersick Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.