Atta Boysenberry
The Bruery

Atta BoysenberryAtta Boysenberry
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Style:
Wheat Beer - Wheatwine
Ranked #24
ABV:
13.8%
Score:
89
Ranked #15,588
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 2.16%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
12
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The Bruery
 
California, United States
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89
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Atta BoysenberryAtta Boysenberry
Notes: We took fresh, juicy boysenberries and drizzled them over creamy and smooth vanilla bean. Combined with our bourbon barrel-aged wheatwine-style ale, this boysenberry treat is bound to delight your taste buds with its myriad charms.
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emyers from Illinois

4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Deep cloudy purple with thin white head

Nose: Heavy on the boysenberry with some vanilla and wheat.

Taste: Sweet and slightly tart boysenberry up front followed by caramel and bourbon. The bourbon lasts through the finish. Slight tartness from the boysenberry is very welcome as it reigns in the sweetness. Overall really interesting flavor profile and it works better than I was anticipating.

Feel: Body is pretty light with medium high carbonation which gives it a noticeable bite.

May 22, 2020
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superspak from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into snifter, canned on 11/26/2018. Pours hazy nearly opaque dark ruby red/purple color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a minimal spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lightly tart/tangy boysenberries, fruit skin/seeds, raspberry, blackberry, raisin, plum, peach, pear, fig, date, apricot, red apple, currant, red grape/wine, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, and brown bread/crust; with light notes of herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of boysenberries, vanilla, fruity yeast, bready malts, and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge lightly tart/tangy boysenberries, fruit skin/seeds, raspberry, blackberry, raisin, plum, peach, pear, fig, date, apricot, red apple, currant, red grape/wine, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, and brown bread/crust; with light notes of herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Very mild herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness; yeast/oak tannin spiciness; and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy boysenberries, fruit skin/seeds, raspberry, blackberry, raisin, plum, peach, pear, fig, date, apricot, red apple, currant, red grape/wine, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, brown bread/crust, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of boysenberries, vanilla, fruity yeast, bready malts, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a solid malt/bitterness, bourbon/oak spiciness, and tart/tangy fruit balance; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness, bourbon/oak spiciness, and fruit tang/tartness. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready/grainy, and lightly slick/sticky/acidic/tangy/tannic mouthfeel that is fantastic. Slightly increasing warmth of 13.8%, with zero lingering barrel booze after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic fruited wheatwine! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of boysenberries, vanilla, fruity yeast, bready malts, and bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV, with the mildly bitter/tart/tangy/tannic/drying finish. Perfectly balanced between nicely juicy/jammy berries, fruity English yeast, rich malts, vanilla, and bourbon barrel presence/integration. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example for being unique/experimental. Not overwhelming on any aspect. You'd have no idea of the ABV at all blind.

Apr 28, 2019
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nataku00 from California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 21, 2019
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SHODriver from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep ruddy purple topped by a dense and slightly rocky finger of light pink head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of boysenberries and vanilla with an ethanol twinge. Hints of coconut, oak, and fruits as well.
T: Taste is boysenberries and vanilla up front with some oak, caramel, coconut, and additional boysenberry flavor following behind. Swallow is coconut, oak, vanilla, light caramel and lingering boysenberry
M: This beer has a body that is on the heavier side of medium. It's slightly creamy and silky in texture as well. Carbonation is about perfect for the style while the beer has a drying finish.
O: Overall this is one tasty beer. It has some great flavors and some decent complexity. It's really nice to drink and enjoy this one fairly fresh. It drinks well for being fairly new as well as the alcohol is fairly well hidden on the palate. The balance on this beer is great as well as none of the flavors are trying to out compete the others. Well worth a try if you can get it.

May 18, 2019
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a snifter

A- pours deep purple in color with a one finger foamy off white head that reduces to a ring around the glass

S- equal parts boysenberry and vanilla up front, along with notes of marshmallow, raspberries, cobbler & sweet malt. Undertones of bourbon and peppery wood

T- fruity berries up front with boysenberry and raspberry jam. Mid-palate rings out some boozy sweeT malty notes of caramel, berry scones and vanilla. The finish brings out a hint of bourbon with a spicy wood linger. Just a hint if tang from the berries linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a warming finish

O- The berries and vanilla work well with the base beer, would have liked a little more barrel flavor

Nov 23, 2019
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WesMantooth from Ohio

4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 16oz can

It looks like a raspberry- plum juice based smoothie, but it is very highly carbonated. As in audibly. It fizzed like a seltzer, producing a pinkish head that almost immediately disappeared.

Initial aroma is surprising. Lots of brownie like chocolate to me. And a marshmallow like vanilla. Starting to get roasted malts that are reminiscent of a barrel aged stout.

Definitely some bourbon barrel flavor right off the bat with some milk chocolate, and sweet marshmallow cream before it gets tart/sour with a raspberry/blackberry to red grape/plums fruit and a little bit of prickly feel.

The body is not as heavy as some of the traditional barrel aged stout flavors would normally be. I can get a little alcohol out of it though so I’m guessing it is still going to be higher than what the feel would indicate, which is more like 9%ish.

As I continue to make my way toward the bottom, the main changes/take aways are that the finish really starts to reveal the fruit flavor as it lingers more. Definitely a blackberry taste to it. It also seems to be more barleywine than stout with the prevailing overall richness/sweetness. I wouldn’t change any of my other impressions though. Especially the bourbon barrel.

The main things that stand out to me is that it drinks lower than the abv, which is backwards in my experience with their beers, the color, and I still stand behind the chocolate flavor. I would like to have more information on this one. I did start to get that Wheatwine/ Barleywine aspect as it warmed.

Been awhile since I’ve had anything with boysenberry in it, and I actually haven’t had the fruit by itself before to my knowledge. Unfortunately. I do recall it being referenced as a blackberry-raspberry hybrid, but the “tangy flavor” noted really fits the infected aspect I noticed.

Apr 28, 2019
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jeff1973 from California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 15, 2018
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Lucnifter from California

4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dec 04, 2018
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ctbeergeek from California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a dark hazy purple with big berry sweetness on the nose. The tart berry flavor is very well complimented by the vanilla and the bit of barrel that shines through. Not always a fan of fruit beers, but liked this one a lot. Overall this is a good, sweet, creamy beer.

Dec 30, 2018
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2beerdogs from California

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aug 31, 2019
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

May 29, 2019
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imperialking from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 30, 2019
Atta Boysenberry from The Bruery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 12 ratings