Tasted at 8th st grille on Friday afternoon. This is the most expensive review I've ever done, at the cost of my bicycle which, as I was leaving 8th St. Grille, I found to have been stolen only within the hour time frame I was there...
Aroma: Berry fruit presence is immediately known paralleled by grape-like vininess. Malt bill takes a back burner status as the scent is defined by the fruit overtones and a brief tannic impression.
Taste: Initially a faint grain sweetness presents itself against the fruity facade that defines this beer. To follow, a bit of a fruit syrup sweetness emerges, defined by a fruit reduction but without the added tartness/citric acid. Carbonation fuels a bit of a mellowed sweetness, defined by the rye spicing and a faint fruit tannic presence. I get mostly raspberry syrup and strawberries.
Overall Impression: A rich fruit beer but with an insufficient tartness that is commonly expected. Instead, one gets a mellowed syrup sweetness complimented by the spicing of the rye that ultimately creates a very unique flavor experience. A lot goes on in this beer, and it's up to you to decide how much you want from this beer.