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Window Pane Series Blackberries - Mother Earth Brewing

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87
very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 7
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Mother Earth's first beer in the Window Pane Series. This is a double wit aged for 3 months on pinot noir barrels with local raspberries. Limited to only 20 barrels (620 gallons).

(Beer added by: rudzud on 07-26-2012)
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Blackberry liquor and muffins in the nose.
More tart in the nose than the mouth.

Flavor: Slightly yeasty. More tart than sweet. Fine, mildly tart, lingering aftertaste.

O: My least favorite of the 3 beers I've tried in the Mother Earth Windowpane series.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange-brown with a very thin white head that dissipates quickly. Very nice blackberry aromas, jam-like. Getting a bit of vanilla from the oak, pinot noir grapes, orange peel, and Witbier yeast. Really lovely. Taste is just as nice, more jammy blackberry, oak, red grapes, and juicy citrus. Excellent brew. Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp, with a medium body and slightly low carbonation. Overall a uniquely delicious beer, can't wait to see what else this Window Pane Series holds!

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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy medium apricot/peach to orange in color with some heavy amounts of very active visible carbonation and a fair amount of orange highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy white head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer evenly. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of blackberries over some lighter notes of wheat and lemon zest. Light to moderate notes of the Pinot Noir and hints of oak from the barrels.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of wheat with some hints of lemon zest which is followed by light to moderate flavors of fresh slightly tart blackberries (since we have been eating lots of them lately, it is a very familiar flavor). Towards the finish there is light amounts of Belgian yeast giving it a pasty hint and light to moderate flavors of red wine (Pinot Noir) and oak. Minimal amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slight amount of tart prickliness and some faint alcohol warming in the finish.

O: I really enjoyed this beer with the tartness of the blackberries and the notes from the Pinot Noir barrels. I found it pretty easy to drink (it drinks like a much lower ABV beer) and the alcohol is pretty well hidden. I'm looking forward to trying some more of the beers in this series.

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4.48/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a double-wit aged with blackberries in pinot-noir barrels. The first of their Window Pane Series. Generously shared by Rudzud.

Light creamy head hits almost 1 finger with decent lacing, super hazy reddish orange color.

Nose just dominates with pinot noir and oak!! Lots of nice pinot wine aromas, almost as if they dumped half a glass of pinot into my beer, and tons of buttery oak. The oak brings lots of buttery oak aromas and a bit of vanilla. Some wheat and big wit malt, and hint if wit spices and fruit. Some fresh blackberry as well.

Taste is loaded with more of the same, but also has some light tartness and big blackberry juice. Lots of big malty wheat and wit flavors with some sweetness, and a bit of wit style spices, coriander and orange peel like. Bitterness comes through with that. Now that I got the subtle flavors, tons of oak, vanilla and lots of buttery oak. Then some juicy slight tart pinot noir wine and light vinous. Finish is slightly tart and phlegmy, lingering tons of buttery oak and light pinot as well as light wit spices.

Mouth is thicker, decent carb, sight tart and phlegm, and hides the booze fairly well as there is just a hint of warming booze.

Overall awesome. Really impressed with this one. The wit beer has it's qualities underneath, with bits of spices and wheat, subtle but definitely there. Then the oak explodes, so I could see how some people may not like the big buttery oak but I do. And the pinot wine aromas and flavors are huge. Most of the time with a wine barrel age you can tell it was wine, and vinous, but can't really get the flavors of the wine and pick them out, in this case you really can tell it was a pinot noir as it has the bright fruit, soft tannins, smooth red wine flavors. Very tasty, drinkable despite the phlegmy feel. I really wish I could get more of these bottles, maybe I'll try to get some myself.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged offering I recently picked up for $19 during a trip to NC. The brew poured into a snifter looks a hazed golden color with a rich white froth that provides a full wall of webby lace on the glass. A swirl revives a finger back to the surface.

The aroma is somewhat vinous with an earthen cheese and sulfur accompaniment. Some trade hints of oak and vanilla sweetness to the nose before getting mildly yeasty with it's own slicy and earthen aspect. While berry fruit hints are faintly suggested in the nose, it does not seem readily evident as blackberry.

The taste is minorly vinous and tart with some faint clove and wheaty grain sweetness. An oak barrel presence is felt along with tangy alcohol that gets a bit grassy and earthen as it warms up across the back. Like the nose, the blackberry inclusion never really jumped out in this, instead it was faded or perhaps muddled under the rest of the characteristics.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. An interesting offering but I am not sold on the wit yeast and tartness interplaying well. Unfortubately, the berries were pretty well gone at this point and the wine barrel fills the void. Not a bad brew, just not worth the cost of admission. It sounds better than it really is.

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3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Guinness pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head and fairly low visible carbonation.

S: Light tartness, oak tannins, and some cracker malt. Minimal berry aroma, or fruit at all, other than the lemon-citrus Lacto character.

T: Lactic acid hit up front, then some cracker malts with a modest wheat grainy character. The malt develops more pilsner character as it warms. Some vinous and oak flavors then fade into a fairly sweet blackberry flavor as the tartness completely disappears - which was a weird experience, and one I didn't enjoy. The finish ends up reminding me of a poorly made blueberry wheat beer.

M: Light body and a bit watery. Moderate carbonation sensation, low alcohol presence.

O: This isn't offensive or anything, but the parts of the beer didn't seem put together as well as they could have been. Good concept, but I won't be having another.

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4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color without much of a head, though what head there is leaves lots of dots behind

Smell: The blackberry and vinous Pinot Noir fruit are complemented by buttery oak

Taste: Very fruity, up front, with the blackberry flavor (tempered by the Pinot Noir grapes) making an initial statement; in the middle, the wheat and vanilla become more pronounced, along with the yeast phenols and peppery spice elements; after the swallow, the tartness builds, adding a subtle sour character to balance the sweetness; just a tad boozy in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation; a bit of warmth in the gullet

Overall: It is a little difficult to think of this as a Wit as it lacks the citrus, coriander and distinct Belgian character of the style; this tastes more like a barrel-aged, double wheat beer than a Wit; still, it is quite enjoyable, with a range of flavors that balance out nicely

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Window Pane Series Blackberries from Mother Earth Brewing
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