Cherry Bounce Berliner Weisse

Louisiana
United States
Cherry Bounce Berliner Weisse, Gnarly Barley Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Our Cherry Berliner Weisse pours a heavenly shade of deep pink. The base Berliner Weisse is a light and refreshing sour, a dynamic backbone of pale malts and wheat. The cherry purée provides a robust balance to the pucker factor for an exceptionally balanced experience. A beer as spirited as it is elegant!

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ABV: 
4.6%
Hops: 
Cascade
Malts: 
Pilsen, Flaked Wheat
Judges Review 
Brian Eichhorn's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Cherry Bounce Berliner Weisse by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a 29a Fruit Beer with 23a Berliner Weisse as the substyle and cherries as the fruit, per the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines. It pours into the glass an attractive pinkish-red with faint orange at the edges and pillow head that collapses. Somewhat hazy as well. The nose opens cherry forward, somewhat generically so, with a pretty straightforward yogurt-like lacto note. I get a faint phenolic note as well that detracts a bit. Beyond this, some subtle cereal grain pops through. On the taste, it is pretty straightforward. Obviously tart, just shy of sharply acidic. It seems quite clean on the palate and light-bodied/effervescent. There's not a ton of complexity in the malt here, with some crackery malt popping through the distinct tart cherry notes. Pretty drinkable and refreshing overall, if lacking some complexity. The fruit is really the show piece here. 

Brewery Introduction

Established in 2014, Gnarly Barley Brewing is located in a 14,000 square foot facility in Hammond, Louisiana and consists of a two-vessel 30bbl Brewhouse, one hot and one cold liquor tank, a 690bbl cellar and a whole lot of passion for craft beer. An open air taproom, known as the Gnar Bar,... Read More

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