Papagayo

Maryland
United States
Papagayo, Denizens Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Named after the strong tropical winds that run up the pacific coast of Central America, this beer showcases the tropical fruits of soursop and pineapple over top the canvas of a brett saison. The barnyard aromatics of the Brettanomyces complement the soursop fruit, while the pineapple characteristics naturally produced during secondary brett fermentation are enhanced by the pineapple fruit. This beer finishes dry and spicy.

Profile

ABV: 
6.1%
Hops: 
Hallertau Blanc
Malts: 
Barke Pilsner, Flaked Barley, Flaked Wheat, Acidulated
Judges Review 
James Link's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The following evaluation was conducted under the auspices of the Beer Judge Certification Program as per its style guidelines under category 28C Wild Specialty Beer.

Aromatic fruity notes assail the nostrils upon initial pour dominated by pineapple notes and supplemented by passion fruits. The barnyard aroma of Brettanomyces is clearly present and adds complexity to the bouquet.

A hazy pale yellow ale with an abundance of tiny bubbles is accompanied by an aggressive white head which fell immediately off.

A citrus pineapple like flavor marries with the wild yeast wet hay nature of the Brettanomyces strain used here to create a unique tang. Due to the high attenuation of wild yeast, malt is accorded only a secondary position and barely noticeable. The aforementioned attenuation produced a thin bodied slightly acidic beer with a touch of alcoholic warming.

Overall a crisp, dry rendition of the style that balances its fruity nature well with its Brett character without the over lactic sourness often experienced with other renditions of its kind.