Window Pane Series Blackberries | Mother Earth Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brewing
North Carolina, United States
motherearthbrewing.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

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).

Added by rudzud on 07-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
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7
Gots:
1
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0
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Photo of DLSheidy
3.28/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of swgwilt
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DangerDawg
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.88/5  rDev +22.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Soto
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of yaksurf
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of macrosmatic
3.37/5  rDev -15.1%
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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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 09/22/13 notes. Bottle from dogphishead as an extra; thanks man. 750ml bottle into my Lost Abbey stemware, bottled in 2013.

a - Pours a hazy, dark orange color with two inches of bright white head and high carbonation evident.

s - Smells of wine, blackberries, citrus, raspberries, oak, tannin, fruity malts, light spice, cloves, and vanilla. Interesting nose, with some definite wine and fruit to it. I like it.

t - Tastes of mixed, dark berries, mainly raspberries, red wine, oak, citrus, orange, tannins, fruity malts, bread, yeast, and spice. Taste has more berries and fruity malts than the nose had, and less tannins and vanilla.

m - Medium bod and moderate to high carbonation. Easy to drink.

o - Overall an interesting beer, but worked well and I liked it. The wine definitely comes through in the nose, and the berries come through everywhere, especially in the taste. Not tart or sour, but a fun experiement and one of the better Mother Earth beers I've had, even though I've only had a few.

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Photo of GJ40
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from a 750ml bottle bottled on "2013".

A - Golden with a slight haze and a small white head. Nice lacing.

S - Grapes, green apple, lemon, funk and a hint of blackberries. Not much oak.

T - A very mild tartness (less than the aroma indicated) with grapes and again, a hint of blackberries. Not especially depp or complex but good. I started it at 50 degrees yet it still gets better as it warms.

M - Creamy with a low to moderate carbonation.

O - Interesting but not complex enough given the price.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of stakem
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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Window Pane Series Blackberries from Mother Earth Brewing
3.97 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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