Style: Quick Tart and Sour Beer
ABV: 3.0 IBU: 4
Destihl Counter Clockweisse
What the brewers say
“This is our interpretation of a Berliner-style weisse beer. With a true-to-style ABV, it is also very pale, light bodied, low hopped, highly attenuated and pleasantly acidic and lemony-tart with a little funk from our unique, indigenous mixed-culture kettle-souring process.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Earthy, tangy nose with a light funk. Some fruity cherry notes come through, but not superstrong, with lemongrass and some lactic sourness.”
Flavor: “Tart and tangy, with moderate esters to give it a dry, tart cherry character. And at the same time, it’s also a bit lemony with a hint of vinegar. The acidity lingers just enough without becoming unpleasant, with a mild astringency with a touch of leather that seems mostly tied to the acidity. Very little malt or hops character, and the finish is tart and dry, but surprisingly crisp.”
Overall: “This is light and refreshing, a good summer beer to drink while soaking in your kids’ inflatable pool. It has a surprising amount of complexity and well-executed tartness and acidity. Assertive without being overpowering, and just enough base beer to hold up to the acidity.”
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