Winter Blackberry / Blackberry Ale | Ellersick Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Ellersick Brewing Company
Washington, United States
ellersickbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RedDiamond on 02-14-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
5.34%
 
 
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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by RedDiamond:
Photo of RedDiamond
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of bumchilly25
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of flagmantho
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of italianstallion
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.39/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Winter Blackberry / Blackberry Ale from Ellersick Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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