Raspberry Provincial

Colorado
United States
Raspberry Provincial, Funkwerks
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
40 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

This delicious creation was truly a product of creativity, ingenuity and luck. In the summer of 2013 we took a test batch of our sessional sour summer ale, Provincial, that didn’t quite hit gravity, and decided to have some fun with it! We added a heavy dose of raspberries. The end result was so delicious, we decided to recreate it! This delightfully tart fruit beer is refreshing, with a citrusy raspberry aroma which transitions to a subtlety sweet and tart finish.
Notes of lemon zest and tart raspberries.
Pairs well with day drinking.

Profile

ABV: 
4.2%
IBUs: 
16
Served at: 
45º
Judges Review 
Pat Mulloy's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
40 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Raspberry Provincial by Funkwerks, Inc. is being judged as a Sour Ale brewed with Raspberries, BJCP category 28C. Traces of funk, spice and tartness season a big raspberry aroma lifting from the glass. It's hazy pink under a short-lived pinkish cap. Three or four levels of rich raspberry flavors roll across the tongue with a very low trace of sweetness leading to a bone-dry finish aided by rich tannins from the berries. The dryness is crisp and almost puckering and is aided by a pleasant juicy citrusy tartness. Too many fruit beers come across as a malt beverage dosed with fruit extract brewed for those who do not like beer. Only real berries taste this good. The berries, yeast flavors, tartness and tannins in this beer all play very well together making this a refreshing, yet elegant beverage.