Style: Quick Tart and Sour Beers
Creature Comforts Athena
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What the brewers say
“A refreshing, gently tart, German-style wheat beer with a blend of citric and fruit notes with nods to cider and sauvignon blanc. We go through two fermentations with this beer to offer an interesting complexity in an amazingly light and drinkable beer.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Nice fruit esters with some sweat-socks notes, followed by a mix of wheat malt and mild funk that builds over time. A light lactic aroma with pale Pilsner malt notes, some lemon rind with a hint of pith, and a hint of hops that comes through mostly as grapefruit or tangerine. Pretty subdued aromas.”
Flavor: “Grapefruit with a moderate lemon and melon note that transitions into a sour, light puckering finish. The nice, balanced apple and peachy sour continues well after the sip has finished. Very crisp, with high carbonation and a medium malty sweet wheat body.
Overall: “Refreshing, with a good balanced amount of delicate fruits, grapefruit and pith sourness, and carbonation. The flavors of this beer came together well. There was a nice acidity balanced with a good body, and it’s everything that I expect from a Berliner.”
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