Temporarily Permanent

Temporarily Permanent, Cape May Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Tart, funky, and fruity, Temporarily Permanent is a Golden Sour Ale aged on fresh mango and apricot purée. Mellowed in the barrel for more than twenty months before being conditioned on the fruit for a year, these fruits leave behind a hint of sweetness, perfectly complementing the beer's earthy, rustic undertones.

Profile

ABV: 
9.2%
IBUs: 
70
Served at: 
42 - 45º
Hops: 
Centennial, Apollo
Malts: 
Pilsner, Wheat
Judges Review 
Rick Franckhauser's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Temporarily Permanent by Cape May Brewing Co. was judged as a Wild Specialty beer, BJCP category 28C.

Mangoes and what seem more like peaches than apricots are the first aromatics that hit followed by a light vinous grape element. A light lemony citrus follows, which hints at the tartness to come. No barrel aspect but some barnyard funk raises as it warms and serves to intrigue the imbiber. The beer pours a golden orange color that seems to glow. There is a substantial haze but it is not murky. Topped with a large frothy white head that dissipates quickly into a fine ring of lingering lace. Tiny bubbles raise quickly to inform you of the effervescence. The flavor allows the apricots to make an appearance alongside the mango. Moderately low levels of malt sweetness accentuate the fruit. A bright tart citrus sourness and a low-level acidity take the place of bitterness in balancing the beer. Red wine tannin is noted in the finish. The funk raises up in the aftertaste and add another level of complexity. Higher levels of carbonation, a medium-light body and a slight mouth-coating tannin serve to clean the palate and provide an easy-drinking sour ale. Very refreshing and approachable. The fruit additions complement without overpowering each other as all the elements of the beer are identifiable and harmonious. Sourness and tannin aid the drinkability as the tropical fruits and the lingering tartness make for the perfect poolside quencher. A blissful brew!

Brewery Introduction

Three guys and a beer — that’s how Cape May Brewing Company came to be. Back in 2011, Ryan, Hank, and Mop Man brewed their first batch of Cape May IPA, kegged it up, and sold it to a bar up the street…

…and began... Read More

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