Bitchin' Berry | Great Basin Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Basin Brewing Co.
Nevada, United States
greatbasinbrewingco.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Beerandraiderfan on 07-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
12
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
20.23%
 
 
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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance was a semi-dark red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There wasn’t much lacing about this. The smell had a nice light raspberry interweaving itself in and out of some sweet malt. It seemed there were some light cherries and strawberries that were there as well. The taste was slightly sweet and added a decent tartness from the raspberries. On the palate, it sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there and decent for the style and for me. Slight tart raspberry aftertaste with a refreshing sort of crisp finish. Overall, good fruit beer, it seemed pretty authentic in the fruits that came out at least to me.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A mixture of that pink raspberry color and an almost brown malt like base. Doesn't hold a head. Aroma was nice, mild raspberry impression.

Taste did impart sweetness, a little bit of wheat, rye or something that doesn't seem all barley with this one, or not enough. Seems like juice was just dumped in it at times.

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Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4.75/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RyanK252
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a Great Basin Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours deep red with a frothy pink head that settles to a thin layer and laces lightly.

S: Sweet raspberry juice, a little tart, and a faint kinda earthy note.

T: Raspberry juice, a little lactic tartness, maybe a hint of light malt.

M: Medium body, prickly carbonation.

O: This is better than a lot of the raspberry beers I've tried in the past. The flavor comes off as genuine and it isn't overly sweet. That said, there's not a whole lot else going on in there. For what it is I'll take it.

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Photo of nathanmiller
2/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of ucsbmullet
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Domingo
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of dertyd
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of rolandblais
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.12/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a different color for something that bills itself as a raspberry beer. Its pink and all, but the head seems like something from a watered down black and tan thrown in with raspberries. Aroma, not too bad, this actually conveyed the smell of store bought raspberries. Not overly sweet.

Taste, well that was a little sweet, lacked some malt body, was there wheat in here? And in what proportion, not enough, this comes off a little too fruit juicy overall. Could have used some tartness to it as well, just overall, was a little too much like a fruit juice and not a fruit beer.

Batches seem to have ranged from 5.0 - 5.7% alcohol.

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Bitchin' Berry from Great Basin Brewing Co.
3.46 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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