Review: Madtree Shade | Craft Beer & Brewing
Madtree Shade
88 out of 100

Style: Berry Quick Sours

ABV: 4.6

88/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 4

Madtree Shade

What the brewers say

“If a shortcut through the woods beats the heat, why not take it? Though nontraditional, Shade’s blackberries and sea salt quench thirst on any sunny day.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “A very muted aroma, with a touch of raspberry and floral notes, including green apple, with not a lot of fermentation character. The light earthiness and leather notes lend some complexity. The nice, bright acidity is reminiscent of yogurt mixed with a healthy amount of raspberry jam and honey.”

Flavor: “Light raspberry up front with a hint of tart funk to support, but very subtle and muted. A nice honey-like sweetness and fruitiness are expertly balanced with the complex acidity. The body is very light and thin, with a soft malt note, and a slight buttery/nutty finish.”

Overall: “The fruit is subtle and restrained, allowing the fermentation character to come through. There is a complexity in the base beer and sourness that only serves to accentuate the fruit.”

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