Blackberry And Lavender
Scratch Brewing Company

Blackberry And LavenderBlackberry And Lavender
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Scratch Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale
Ranked #2
Ranked #1,998
4.36 | pDev: 5.28%
Aug 23, 2023
Oct 07, 2016
This bottle-conditioned sour ale was brewed without hops and bittered and flavored with Southern Illinois-grown blackberries and lavender. It was fermented with our wild mixed house culture and cellared for several months before the release. This beautiful beer is ruby red with flavors of tart blackberry, cinnamon, vanilla, and flowers.
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Rated: 4.55 by not2quick from Missouri

Aug 23, 2023
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Reviewed by kicktothehead from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Nice level of lavender, and as always, it is somewhat dry with the sour taste of all Scratch beers. The blackberry is mostly fermented out with a little bit of spiciness from the berry.
Apr 20, 2023
Rated: 4.52 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 10, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Feb 13, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by jwat from Pennsylvania

Dec 31, 2019
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Reviewed by Barettes from Washington

4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Pours a murky strawberry-red with a big creamy-white cap that fizzles away in seconds.
The lavender is very present on the nose, taste is a nicely balanced blend of berries, lavender, a bit of tartness almost like lime juice. I'm not picking up much cinnamon. Overall flavor is tart and tangy as opposed to sour, with just a hint of sweetness to balance things.
Really memorable and tasty brew, unique with the lavender. Wish I had another bottle for another day.
Dec 22, 2019
Rated: 5 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Nov 26, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Oct 13, 2019
Rated: 4.12 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Oct 05, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by dannycohen62 from Illinois

Mar 31, 2019
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Reviewed by Rimbimhoot from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Deep amber color with no head, fairly clear
S: Cinnamon, apple cider, lactic acidity, pie, sweet caramel, light vanilla, botanical, lavender when you search for it
T: Sour blackberry, caramel malt, balanced acidity, earthy botanical (lavender or rosemary notes), subtle cinnamon, light apple cider vinegar
M: Medium-light
O: Very impressive as usual from Scratch. The tart berry and earthy lavender balance out the malt base. The wild yeast adds a great acidity but no funk
Feb 27, 2019
Rated: 4.37 by Kurmaraja from California

Feb 06, 2018
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Dark reddish amber with good clarity, offwhite foam and spotty lacing.

Distinctive seedy berry aroma, lightly sweet lavender lends interesting compliexity. Lightly acidic, though the berry/floral elements dominate.

Puckering sour blackberry, sourdough, lavender is in the background. Moderate acidity with a medium body and coarse carbonation. Rustic with some complexity, though not especially wild in character. Lactobacillus adds a yogurty tang, and it finishes dry. Very quenching and a perfect pairing with cheese.
Feb 02, 2018
Rated: 4.51 by Eman17 from Illinois

Jan 31, 2018
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Reviewed by mattyluuu from North Carolina

4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Took a few sips to grow on me, due to the fact that I’m not sure what I was expecting. But man, i can say this really did grow on me in every sense of the phrase. A very unique marriage of flavors with the botanical character of the lavender and the earthiness of a touch of cinnamon coming through on the smell. Taste is great. Just the right amount of tartness and the blackberry starts to come through here. Look forward to trying their other beers and will definitely seek this one out again.
Dec 22, 2017
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Rated by goodbeergoodfood from North Carolina

4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A very unique offering interesting combination of flavors overall a great sour
Dec 12, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by captainkrad from New Jersey

Jul 09, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by kylemckinnis from Colorado

May 25, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

Apr 24, 2017
Rated: 4.3 by ckollias from Maryland

Mar 11, 2017
Blackberry And Lavender from Scratch Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 31 ratings