Review: Smuttynose Blueberry Short Weisse | Craft Beer & Brewing
Smuttynose Blueberry Short Weisse
87 out of 100

Style: Misc Fruit & Spice Quick Sours

ABV: 5.2

87/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 4

Smuttynose Blueberry Short Weisse

What the brewers say

“Smuttynose Short Weisse beers are made with a time-consuming two-part fermentation process. Blueberry aging adds not only a striking purple color, but a delicious flavor nuance that’s pure summer.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Big ripe and underripe blueberry notes, with a hint of lemon and some earthiness. There’s a lot of earthy funk that’s musty and dusty.”

Flavor: “A bit of underripe blueberry, which is accentuated by the dry acidity and lemon notes, almost lending a hint of vegetal. More ripe juicy blueberry comes through afterward, and the finish is balanced with both fruit and tartness lingering just a touch but not too much. Very light malt support that’s cracker-like, and light body with a dry finish.”

Overall: “A unique use of fruit, but a bit vegetal, and not as juicy/jammy as would be expected given the color. The berry shows up in the aroma more than the flavor—great fruit expression, not enough tartness for a real sourhead, but a good base beer to support.”

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