Snozzberry | Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Oregon, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.25%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by HOTVbeerTrader on 04-04-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 47
Reviews by WTKeene:
Photo of WTKeene
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle for our Snozzberry tasting, provided by Abbbp.

Appearance: A small fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Beer itself is hazy, somewhere between crimson, pink and orange. Perhaps a few hints of purple. Very interesting color here.

Smell: Lots of berries. Sour, funky raspberry. Maybe some blackberry. I was expecting a lot more fruit variety in here, based on the description. Still very nice though.

Taste: Berries, but not hit over the head with them by any means. Somewhat sour, in a Berliner type way. Hints of plastic, and cracker malts. Something vaguely salty going on here too. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation, somewhat dry. Very nice, it works well with the style.

Overall: Very nice. Nothing extraordinary, but a solid fruited sour nonetheless.

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Photo of gibgink
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A quick comment on the bottle itself, because it is worth noting. This bottle is "upside down". The label is attached upside down, and then wax is applied to the bottom of the bottle to complete the illusion.

For me, this was a pretty good sour. The smells and tastes of a typical sour were all there. There was a berry flavor, but I couldn't really tell which one. This bottle was shared amongst 4 of us and the opinions were quite polarized. 2 people couldn't finish their share(one thinking it was infected). I enjoyed my share, and the 4th downed the rest of the bottle.

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Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Dark orange. Hazy. Small white head.

Smell - Acetic acid sourness. Berry fruitiness. Lightly grainy.

Taste - Pretty sour. Strawberry, cranberry. Bretty. Stone fruits. A little grainy.

Mouthfeel - Medium high carbonation. Medium light body.

Overall - Nice fruitiness. Acetic sourness doesn't overwhelm. Nice.

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Boozecamel
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jegross2
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


Reviewing Snozzberry, a mysteriously fruited wild ale from Block 15 out of Corvallis, Oregon.

Score: 94

April 2014 vintage bottle served in a footed De Garde tulip and enjoyed on 06/04/14.

Appearance: Pours a murky, slightly pinkish peach color with minimal head that totally settles off the pour. No lacing or retention. 3/5

Smell: Raspberry, hay, strawberry, mango, berry, oak and musty peach/nectarine. Really interesting mix of fruitiness with a young funk character that is very bright and slightly sweet. Super complex and funky fruit roll-up-esque. 4.75/5

Taste: Strawberry upfront and in the finish with a nice raspberry flavor in the middle. Some lingering plastic-like flavor in the finish. Super fruity. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Very juicy mouthfeel with a dry finish. Good tartness throughout. Light bodied, appropriate carbonation. Nice mix of sweet and sour fruit characteristics here. 4.5/5

Overall: A really tasty fruit-blast of a sour ale that would be legitimately excellent but for the plastic character in the finish.

Cost: $9.50 for a 375 ml bottle.

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Photo of 1424IpA
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of ShanePB
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Thishops4u
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rifugium
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of D_Min
4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of John_M
3.71/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Recently sampled at a bottle share over at 16 tons.

The beer pours a slightly hazy, pinkish amber color with pretty good head retention and light lacing. At least to me, the aroma was the best and most interesting aspect of this beer, as I picked up something of a Hawaiian punch, lightly soapy, sweet tart aroma. You can tell the beer will have a sour component, but at least on the nose, the sour component isn't overwhelming. Otherwise, I thought this beer odd to say the least, but not bad. The flavor profile replicated the nose to some extent, but the sour component really seemed to dominate the flavor profile. It literally was almost all I picked up in terms of flavor. The beer was fairly light on the palate otherwise, and so I was surprised by the 8.25% abv. The alcohol level was nearly undetectable in this beer. An interesting beer, and one I was glad to be able to try again.

It's beers like this that really convince me that I "don't get it" when it comes to sours. While I thought this a pleasant, interesting beer, some of the review scores I see for this beer are flat out incomprehensible. The appeal of this beer is a complete mystery to me.

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Photo of HipHopsHooray
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 4.27.14

A - Pours a fizzy pinkish-red with a bubbly white head that is gone instantly.

S - Very fruity, raspberry, strawberry, nice.

T - Strawberry, raspberry, peach, tart and oaky.

D - Light body with a fizzy carbonation.

O - Good fruitiness, and solid tartness. Good stuff.

Thanks Kelton!

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of BarrytheBear
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of shook81
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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Snozzberry from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
4.19 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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