If you’ve never tried the dbl Underscore series from Dancing Gnome, you should probably quit drinking whatever it is you have in your hand and head to Sharpsburg, PA for a pint.
This past Wednesday, Dancing Gnome released 70 cases of the new Quadberry variation and let’s just say… they may not have been fully prepared for the demand.
If you follow me in the Facebook group, you’ll remember me mentioning how Dancing Gnome ran out of Quadberry cans when I was only one person away from checking out.
That’s right, despite the fact that I arrived in line at 4:10PM (10 minutes after they opened)… the girl two people in front of me got the very last cans in the line. You want to talk about disappointment? I was sooo close.
Luckily, my friend Casey felt sorry for me and gave me a few cans to try in exchange for some hazys from Richmond (Thanks, Casey!). So today, I’m going to give you my review of this delicious beer (spoiler alert, I loved it!)
Like the name implies, dbl ____ Quadberry packed full of four different berries: raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, and boysenberry.
The Untappd description calls it a “berry assault to your budz.” However, I’d call it the MOAB (Mother of All Berries) being dropped on your palette.
This one isn’t a small beer, either; at 7%, you have to be careful how many you drink. That 7% is well hidden in this beer.
This beer is one of the most beautiful beers you’ll see. The berries give it such a nice color. I’d describe it as slightly darker than a raspberry.
The beer just looks delicious.
Run your nose over the glass and you’re sure to pickup the scents from all four of the berries that make up this beer. The slightly tart, yet kind-of sweet, scent makes you want to dive right in.
Careful. Enjoy this one slowly. You wont want it to end.
Ok, not even going to lie.. this is one the best sours I’ve tasted in a very long time. All of the Underscore beer’s have been rated super highly and this one seems to be the highest rated of them all.
This beer is the perfect balance between sweet and tart. So at first sip, you get a rush of tart berries over your palette. You can try to pick up all four berry flavors, but honestly, the flavor profile of all four berries combined is just perfect.
As the beer moves over the palette, the tart makes way to a slightly-sweet finish. The sweet finish makes you immediately want another sip.
One thing is for certain: this beer is berries from start to finish.
It goes without saying that I throughly enjoyed this sour and can’t believe I missed out on grabbing a couple of 4-packs for the house.
If you’re a fan of the dbl Underscore series, you’re bound to really enjoy this. If you’ve never had a beer from the series, you’re entering the series at a great point. This beer will make you want more Underscore.
I can clearly see why the line was so long on a Wednesday.