Style: Fruited Sour

ABV: 4.6 IBU: 10

86/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 4

Madtree Brewing Shade

What the brewers say

“Though nontraditional, Shade’s blackberries and sea salt quench thirst amidst any sunny day.”

What our panel thought

“Great appearance and head retention. Light, bright, blackberry aroma, cherry and salt, carries a touch of the lactic tartness. Green leafy undertone. Fruit stands across the palate with jam-like blackberry, cherry, plum, and raisin. Salty up front and throughout. Nice level of acidity that keeps the sweetness in balance.”

What our editors thought

“Jammy berry notes bring to mind red wine—intriguing. Flavor-wise, it’s safer, with a light berry note and significant salt component that bowls over rather than highlights the fruit.”

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