Window Pane Series Blackberries
Mother Earth Brewing

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From:
Mother Earth Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Witbier
ABV:
9%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 10.36%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
36
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 08, 2018
Added:
Jul 26, 2012
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  1
SCORE
87
Very Good
Window Pane Series BlackberriesWindow Pane Series Blackberries
Notes: 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).
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Rated: 3.75 by Mantooth from North Carolina

Nov 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.28 by DLSheidy from Pennsylvania

Aug 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.34 by swgwilt from Tennessee

Apr 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by sharpski from Oregon

Apr 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.22 by DangerDawg from Ohio

Feb 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by halo913 from Connecticut

Nov 16, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Bilco from Pennsylvania

Oct 17, 2014
 
Rated: 4.88 by psvt93

Sep 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Sep 25, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Soto from North Carolina

Aug 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by yaksurf from North Carolina

Aug 05, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by nmann08 from Virginia

Jul 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by StoutItOutLoud from Illinois

Jun 07, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Guden from Maryland

Apr 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by polishkaz from Connecticut

Mar 24, 2014
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

3.37/5  rDev -12.7%
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.
Jan 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by hopkrid from Florida

Nov 30, 2013
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -8%
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.
Nov 17, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by MacQ32 from South Carolina

Oct 19, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by Zach136 from Georgia

Oct 11, 2013
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Reviewed by mdfb79 from New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%
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.
Sep 24, 2013
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Reviewed by GJ40 from North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
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.
Sep 08, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by Lantern

Aug 26, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by st9647v3 from New Jersey

Aug 14, 2013
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
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.
Aug 06, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by Beerontwowheels from Maryland

Aug 04, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by Ivegotmule from North Carolina

Jul 28, 2013
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Pours a hazy medium apricot/peach to orange in color with some heavy amounts of very active visible carbonation and a fair amount of orange highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy white head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer evenly. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of blackberries over some lighter notes of wheat and lemon zest. Light to moderate notes of the Pinot Noir and hints of oak from the barrels.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of wheat with some hints of lemon zest which is followed by light to moderate flavors of fresh slightly tart blackberries (since we have been eating lots of them lately, it is a very familiar flavor). Towards the finish there is light amounts of Belgian yeast giving it a pasty hint and light to moderate flavors of red wine (Pinot Noir) and oak. Minimal amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slight amount of tart prickliness and some faint alcohol warming in the finish.

O: I really enjoyed this beer with the tartness of the blackberries and the notes from the Pinot Noir barrels. I found it pretty easy to drink (it drinks like a much lower ABV beer) and the alcohol is pretty well hidden. I'm looking forward to trying some more of the beers in this series.
Jul 26, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Jul 24, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by ari32 from Georgia

Jul 24, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by jak from North Carolina

Jul 22, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia

Jul 20, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by brotherloco from California

Jul 20, 2013
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Reviewed by Pencible from Virginia

4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: This poured a hazy gold with quickly dissipating white head.
S: It smelled like tart white grapes and apple cider vinegar, with some fresh wheat and funky oak and maybe blackberries.
T: It tasted like fresh wheat and sweet honey malt, with tart blackberries and apple cider vinegar, and a bit of funky oak and tannic grapes. It had a clean sweet and sour aftertaste.
M: It was oily with a lot of carbonation. Big lively body.
D: This was a great unique brew, with complex and enjoyable scent and taste. The body was fitting for the style, and actually helped make it easier to drink. Could probably age well, but really doesn't need it, since it's so smooth fresh. I wish the blackberries were a bit more pronounced, but this brew is still recommended, if you can find it.
Jul 04, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by kristougher from North Carolina

Jun 30, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by GTB from North Carolina

Jun 28, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by Lob from North Carolina

Jun 28, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by Amedlin18 from North Carolina

Jun 27, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by brother_kenneth from Virginia

Jun 24, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by FUwolfpacker from South Carolina

Jun 23, 2013
Window Pane Series Blackberries from Mother Earth Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 49 ratings