Marionberry Pale - Experiment Ale | Ground Breaker Brewing

no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples
Marionberry Pale - Experiment AleMarionberry Pale - Experiment Ale

Brewed by:
Ground Breaker Brewing
Oregon, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mactrail on 09-28-2013

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
3.34/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Beautiful reddish golden amber color in the New Belgium snifter. Some foam to begin, but a little carbonation-challenged. Fairly tangy on the tongue with a light body. Brewer says this is the Pale Ale with marionberries plus chestnuts and buckwheat. Hops are Newport for bittering with Cascade and Meridian for flavoring.

The fruit flavor and aromas are quite nice, and there is some sweetness from-- well, let's say chestnuts. It is a rather sweet and nutty taste. The bitterness is on the astringent side, and I don't taste the aromatic hops. Another surprisingly drinkable curiosity from Harvester, though the aftertaste is that nasty medicinal note. If you're going to drink gluten free, this brewery seems to be the only one making anything that is both interesting and palatable. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Market of Choice on 29th in Eugene.

 859 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of Notchevy
2.88/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Not particularly distinctive. Bitter taste

42 characters

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.02/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Bought this at a bottle shop on my roadtrip to Vermont and Maine this summer. looked in

A- Body is a murky dark pinkish purple hue. There was a slight explosion when I opened the bottle. with pink/purple bubbles everywhere like an ugly new years eve champagne incident.

S- Slightly tart berry, grain, malt, a hint of chestnut

T- Chestnut and berry comes through mildly in the initial flavor. The finish is slightly tart with a lot of berry and a hint of sweetness. Left to linger is an astringent effervescence-similar to that in alka seltzer.

F- Very high, bubbly carbonation. Light to medium weight body with a chalky type astringency.

O- Overall this beer is okay. The carbonation is a real bummer. I've never had marionberry before but it seems interesting. There is some promise with the nose and the flavors upfront but its squandered by a seltzer-like bitterness.

 883 characters

Marionberry Pale - Experiment Ale from Ground Breaker Brewing
3.12 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.