Style: Misc Fruit & Spice Quick Sours
What the brewers say
“A bright, sour wheat ale brewed with 18 pounds per barrel of fresh peeled cucumbers. Bright cucumber/green melon flavor with a clean, tart, and refreshing finish.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Lots of crisp cucumber that has a clean, light sweetness and a mild tart character. The cucumber aroma is complemented with a light spiciness and low grass, and some floral notes underneath. Some malt and acidic notes show through.”
Flavor: “The cucumber flavor is very present throughout the taste. It’s light, crisp, and refreshing, and provides a light sweetness. Behind the flavor sits a nice tartness that adds a defining note. The moderate carbonation at the end of the sip plays up the sourness and helps the cucumber flavor persist throughout the finish.”
Overall: “This gets the balance between fruit and beer just right. A moderate salt character balances with the sourness and is rounded out by a moderate carbonation level. The cucumber works really well with the tartness, and there is a continual refreshing aspect, which makes it very drinkable.”
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