Fruitopia Berliner Weisse

California
United States
Fruitopia Berliner Weisse, Garage Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

A delightfully tart beer with tropical fruit notes and a light, refreshing finish.

Profile

ABV: 
3.8%
Served at: 
42 - 46º F
Hops: 
Hallertauer
Malts: 
Two Row, White Wheat, Munich 1, Acid Malt, Flaked Oats
Judges Review 
Joseph Formanek's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Fruitopia Berliner Weisse by Garage Brewing Co. is a fruited Berliner Weisse. As such, this is a refreshing small beer with plenty of flavor and sensations for the palate to enjoy. This brew is being evaluated as a Category 29A Fruit Beer with a Berliner Weisse as the base beer (Cat 23A in the 2015 BJCP Guidelines).

The nose has a ripe melon and berry character, with mango and tropical fruits coming through quite well. There is also a touch of a sour lactic sharpness as you would expect for the base beer style. The aroma is appropriate and quite attractive! This moderately carbonated brew pours a quite clear light golden color (perhaps a little on the dark side for the style) with a fairly small-bubbled white head that dissipates rather quickly, as expected for a sour style brew such as this.

The flavor has a light to moderate lactic tartness with melon and tropical fruit flavors coming through, delivering a light sweetness that is complementary to the base beer. This sweetness is not cloying, and is akin to the addition of a small amount of a fruit syrup as is often done when drinking a Berliner Weisse. These characters linger throughout the drink. There is a slight wheat-like graininess in the finish. The body is quite thin with very low alcohol noted as appropriate for the style. 

This is a nice refreshing summer offering. The level of the fruit is spot on to complement the base beer. Fruitopia Fruited Sour Beer is a very nice effort well worth searching out to try!

Brewery Introduction

It All Started in a Garage. In most garages, you can find what people drive. In our Garage, you can find what drives us — quality craft beer.

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