In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Madtree Shade

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.”