Synopsis Red Fruits

Connecticut
United States
Synopsis Red Fruits, Area Two Experimental Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

This mix fermented brew uses wild and cultured yeast strains and age on wood to deliver subtle funk notes while abundant amounts of fruit create a provocative and refreshingly tart beer. Red Fruits deliver a tart, enjoyable pucker thanks to red currant, raspberry and cranberry.

Profile

ABV: 
6.4%
Judges Review 
David Sapsis's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Synopsis Red Fruits by Area Two Experimental Brewing was judged as BJCP category 28C -- Wild Specialty Beer (with fruit). The beer is presented to me in a stange glass, filled high, at 44 degrees Fahrenheit. The red-amber color is full blush, and shows some haze along with a modest foam stand that lingers a bit before subsiding. The beer is obviously well-conditioned by the constant beads of tiny gas making their way upwards. I'm met with aromas of yellow/tart peach and raspberry mixed with medium lactic acid sharpness and light mineral-aspirin notes; modest residual sweetness lingers below, providing a nice balance. The flavor up-front is fruit, with tart notes of raspberry and cranberry mixed with a clean and bright lactic tartness that last a long time into a late sweet-tart fruity late palate. Possibly, just possibly, I pick up some currant in the setting sun of flavors. The conditioning is very high, accentuating the tart and sharp finish. Overall, I think the beer is very good as a wild fruit beer: quite tart, with limited but enticing sweetness and the hint of Brettanomyces pepper. The beer straddles that line of tart but not sour, expressing both fruit and a mild wild fermentation character to produce a nice sour fruit beer. I could drink this beer on the beach in Bali (in between body-surfing stints, mind you) and probably be quite happy.

Brewery Introduction

Area Two is a sour, barrel-aging and experimental brewery from Two Roads Brewing Company situated on 10-acres in Stratford, CT. The 25,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility focuses on the wild and spontaneous.

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