Watermelon Laimas

Colorado
United States
Fate Brewing Watermelon Laimas Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

In Baltic mythology fate is determined by three goddess sisters, the Laimas. Known to be well-balanced, refreshing and with a hint of sweetness, the Laimas Watermelon Kölsch Style Ale is sure to grant its drinker a spirited journey. The golden color, sessionable maltiness, subtle hint of noble hops and bright watermelon finish make it the perfect warm weather partner.

Profile

ABV: 
5.0%
IBUs: 
20
Hops: 
Magnum, Hallertau Mittelfruh
Malts: 
German Pilsner, Acidulated
Judges Review 
Randy Scorby's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The drinker is greeted with a light watermelon core aroma followed by a light bready, grainy, honey-like maltiness. The watermelon aroma comes across as fresh, with a slight candy-like character as it warms, but it becomes a significant contributor in the flavor, again slightly candy-like, with a light bready, honey-like sweetness that pushes through into the medium-sweet finish. The medium-low hop bitterness and low carbonation does help to create a sensation of dryness on the palate, but it falls short of being a truly crisp Kolsch-like finish. Watermelon can be difficult to integrate into a beer, but this is pretty well done. Higher carbonation and less residual sweetness would really help this beer become more quaffable, but it still works as thirst quencher at the end of a hot summer day.