Rise and Shine Breakfast Sour

Louisiana
United States
Rise and Shine Breakfast Sour, Gnarly Barley Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

It all starts with a classic Berliner Weisse, with a lightly tart backbone and tongue tickling effervescence. This time we went nuts and loaded it up with freshly baked strawberry pop-tarts from Molly's Rise and Shine in New Orleans. It's pretty much everything you loved about childhood mixed with everything you love about adulthood.

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ABV: 
5.0%
Hops: 
Cascade
Malts: 
Pilsen, Munich, Wheat
Judges Review 
Dan Martich's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Rise and Shine Breakfast Sour by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Berliner Weisse (Category 23A) from the 2015 BJCP Style guidelines. 

This beer has aromas of stone wheat crackers with a little fruity perfume. There's a moderate amount of fruitiness possibly attributed to the added fruit, and it becomes very pleasant on the nose. Lactic notes in the aroma develop as the beer sits in the glass, and the intensity of the fruit becomes more prominent.

The color is golden and very hazy with a light texture. The head is white and dissipated quickly, which is very common for the style. Many bubbles are seen from above bringing out more and more aromatics.

The welcoming flavor is strawberry lemonade with citrus notes of limes and lemons with a balanced tartness. Some lactic flavors emerge given the style’s call for 50% wheat malt, which complements the low sourness nicely. Digging deeper there’s a doughy/bready characteristic, making this beer slightly pastry/tart like. No off flavors or bitterness detected as required.

Light in body, with very high carbonation. It is a little puckery due to the perceived acidity, but without alcohol warmth given the lower ABV.

A very drinkable beer for sure. One that is hard to put down on a hot day, it is both fun to drink, very flavorful and refreshing, exactly what a hot day calls for. A slight oak character develops the more you sip it, particularly in the aroma -- giving this beer more complexity. After the tasting notes were finished; the big reveal demonstrated that this beer was brewed with a local restaurant’s strawberry pop-tarts. Hats off to the ingenuity of this recipe and how it produced a brew to savor, one not to be missed.

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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