Review: Sprecher Brewing Company Shakparo | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Sprecher Brewing Company Shakparo
73 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
Sprecher Brewing Company Shakparo

Style: Gluten Free

ABV: 6.5

73
Aroma: 9
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 13
Mouthfeel: 4

Sprecher Brewing Company Shakparo

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What the brewers say

“A West African Shakparo-style beer brewed from sorghum and millet, this is an unfiltered, light, crisp ale with a cider or fruit profile and a dry vinous aftertaste.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Huge green apple, sweet fruit notes up front, without much else coming through. Buttery with some earthy character. A perry-ish aroma of white wine and cider apples. Light hint of doughy sweetness and burnt sugar.”

Flavor: “Sweet candy-like flavor. Buttery and wine- or cider-like with green-apple notes. Ginger, lime, and pears. Low hops bitterness and no noticeable hops flavor. Tart and finishes slightly sweet with high carbonation. Very light body, with a grainy soda-like sweetness.”

Overall: “The light sweetness, bitterness, and carbonation all come together in a very good balance to make this very drinkable. The tartness and sweetness in the finish provide a nice balance at the end. Tastes remarkably similar to an apple cider, with a bit more astringency and a bit more tartness. There is a musty burnt-butter thing, paired with the apple that is pleasant andcertainlydifferent.”

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