Style: Golden Ale

ABV: 6.9 IBU: 9

96/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

pFriem Sauv Blanc Golden Ale

What the brewers say

“When Belgian tradition meets American innovation, pFriem Sauv Blanc Barrel Aged Golden Ale is born. Bright aromas of guava, watermelon, white nectarine, and baked pear accompany jammy notes of melon, fruit punch, piña colada, berry, and dried lemons.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Oak notes up front with hints of white grape, orange, and lemon. Floral and spicy hops character comes through. A kind of coriander perfume bridges the gap between the citrus up front and the underlying spice. A hint of barnyard funk.”

Flavor: “Delicate and bright. There is a light sweetness that carries throughout the taste, then fades into low bitterness and low acidity. Citrus, perfume, and spice with bready malt. Definite Brett character, but enough residual malt that it’s a nice accent. Well-balanced.”

Overall: “This beer drinks like a wine. Delicate and light with some nice fruity notes of white grape, orange, apple, and pear. The barrel character expresses itself in the aroma but not in the flavor. My sample was too small. I want a bottle to take home.”

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