Chrono 003 // Strawberry El Dorado

Minnesota
United States
Chrono 003 // Strawberry El Dorado, Able Seedhouse and Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Our third kettle sour in the Chrono series incorporates fresh strawberries during fermentation along with a dry-hop addition of El Dorado hops. The profile evokes a bite of ripe strawberry with accents of tropical mango, pineapple, and passionfruit through a delicate hop bitterness. Finishing bright, crisp, and tart, this beer is perfect for sipping lakeside.

Profile

ABV: 
4.6%
IBUs: 
8
Hops: 
El Dorado
Malts: 
Two-Row, Vienna, Red Wheat, Aromatic, Acidulated
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Chrono 003 // Strawberry El Dorado by Able Seedhouse and Brewery is being evaluated as a BJCP 2015 Fruit Beer (style 29) with a base style of Berliner Weisse (23A) - commonly called a Florida Weisse in Florida, but the description also sounds like a Catharina Sour (new BJCP2015 style X4).

Light bread dough aroma with medium strawberries and very light floral is first apparent. The beer pours a very clear medium gold with a large poofy white head that quickly dissipates, probably from the acidity. First taste is quite tart, with a clean lactic sourness and a dry bready finish with just a hint of earthiness. Strawberries come out mid-palate and still quite tart with no residual sweetness. Medium-light body and fairly high carbonation with a clean kettle-soured type of sourness. Tasty and enjoyable, this beer would pair well with fruity meat dishes like ham/pineapple sandwiches (pineapple rings with ham chunks, baked), or Hawaiian pineapple chicken.