Grand River Blackberry Wheat

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Grand River Blackberry Wheat

Postby Guybrush » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:53 pm

Heard this is their next offering. Any thoughts?
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Postby Belgian » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:02 pm

Would try. Their bumbleberry or whatever wheat was a decent beer, but kind of light and sweet for me. Maybe the blackberry will be less perfumey and more black-fruity & perhaps more tart. I like that GR never stop trying things.
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Postby JesseM » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:02 pm

Sounds good. Their rasberry Pils on cask at their beer club tasting I had last summer was probably the best fruit beer I've ever had, and I usually end up extremely unimpressed with fruit beers.
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Postby Guybrush » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:26 am

That Raspberry Pils was a let down for me. Not the amount of berry flavour I'd prefer. I heard they served it for an event with real raspberries mixed in it, as a one-off. I bet that would have been fantastic!

What I REALLY wish is for some OCB to make a raspberry beer that rivals Morte Subite Frambroise, then I wouldn't have to pay $5 for a small bottle of delicious all the way from Belgium!
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Postby Belgian » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:33 am

JesseM wrote:Sounds good. Their rasberry Pils on cask at their beer club tasting I had last summer was probably the best fruit beer I've ever had, and I usually end up extremely unimpressed with fruit beers.


Me too, it's amazing they can make such a round-but-crisp, summery Bavarian style Pilsner that also marries so well with tart-sweet raspberry, but then Grand River are freaks of beer alchemy genius (at least much of the time.)

The wheat base with the blackberry may be a tad stickier and offer less structure, but we wil see!
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Postby matt7215 » Tue May 31, 2011 11:31 am

currnetly availible in bottles at the brewery and on tap here and there
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Postby cratez » Tue May 31, 2011 1:19 pm

For those interested, this will be on tap at The King Edward Restaurant & Pub during OCB week.
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Postby Cale » Tue May 31, 2011 5:28 pm

It's currently on tap at the Judge here in Hamilton (at least it was the other day and fruit beers take forever to sell out there). It was quite a bit different from the cask format I had during the Judge's Beer Fest. Will have to try it on bottle.
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Postby Belgian » Tue May 31, 2011 11:36 pm

It's on at Burger Bar in Kensington Mkt and it is very tasty. Definitely one the ladies will appreciate, while also a solid summer beer.
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Postby pootz » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:11 pm

My favorite GRB brew......next to their Kolsh and winter warmer bock. ;-)
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