Prairie Berry Ale - Brew Brothers Brewery
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by IronDjinn:
4/5 rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Gotta love that 1 litre cobalt blue flip-top bottle. And I do. It pours out of that beauty a curious orange hue--my guess is that it is the pink of the berries combined with the amber of the malt and (pulling out the old colour wheel), Voila! you get orange. Science can be fun, and Brew Brothers Prairie Berry Ale proves that right from the start. Very clear orangey body, nice velvety head capping it, which recedes to a thin layer and produces a hell of a lot of lacing. Aroma is predominantly hops (Cascade?) at first rather than being overpowered by the saskatoon berries as would be expected, the latter of which provide a nice sweet undertone. Some biscuity malt can even be picked up as well, this is a very balanced beer right from the beginning. The flavour of sweetish berries and bittering hops combine on the palate, once again forming a very nicely balanced harmony, surprising but much appreciated, with the malt underlying it all, acting as a foundation. Full-bodied mouthfeel, goes down very smooth, I have a feeling this would be a very satisfying beer even without the berries. The bottled version is less sweeter than out of the tap, and more rounded, which makes it more drinkable to my own palate. Truly, this is quite the remarkably crafted beer, I can tell that a lot of thought, effort and love went into getting this just right. A grand applause for the Brew Brothers for making something so unique, and so high quality in the mean time--none of that gimmicky stuff. It is something to be tried at least once, but you know you'll want more after a pint of this.
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2003 22:54:54 | More by IronDjinn
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2.63/5 rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Augh! What happened?!
I had this tonight on tap at Brew Brothers. Aromas of hops, a light malt character, and a very little of the berries... Uh oh.
Oh, how I loved the saskatoon flavour, the lightly tart and refreshing fruitiness... Now all I get is sweet, sweet, sweet. Very little of the saskatoon is present in the aroma or the taste. There is that distinctive grainy maltiness present, which is nice, but the whole thing is just ruined by the sugary syrupy character of the beer.
Oh Brew Brothers, what have you done? The mouthfeel is still good, and it's marginally drinkable if you like *really* sweet beer.
Serving type: on-tap
12-21-2003 03:29:50 | More by Garin
Prairie Berry Ale from Brew Brothers Brewery
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