Style: Berry Quick Sours

ABV: 4.2

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Funkwerks Raspberry Provincial

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What the brewers say

“In the summer of 2013 we took a test batch of our sessionable sour summer ale, Provincial, that didn’t quite hit gravity and decided to have some fun with it! We added a heavy dose of raspberries. This delightfully tart fruit beer is refreshing, with a citrusy raspberry aroma that transitions to a subtly sweet and tart finish.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Light lemony acidity, sulfur, and sweetness up front, with a distinct, pleasant aroma of fresh raspberries, light banana, and pear. Funky and earthy character, with an intriguing floral spiciness that adds to the fruity complexity.”

Flavor: “The raspberry dominates, with hints of underripe tartness and sweetness, then gives way to a subtle lactic tartness, which carries a bit more thanks to the dry, light body. There’s a hint of hops bitterness and light banana, as well as very light wheat malt character and simple sugar. It finishes dry and light.”

Overall: “An exquisite balance between fruit and funk, with a very light body and light acidity. It’s straightforward, easy drinking, with a touch of sour. It’s a well-designed base beer supported by thoughtful, delicate fruit additions.”

What our editors thought



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