Snozzberry

North Carolina
United States
Green Man Beer Snozzberry
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

This blonde wheat sour ale has been wild fermented and aged for a full year in oak barrels. The addition of special “Snozzberries” gives the beer its beautiful color, fruity aroma and complex flavor. Like a Golden Ticket, this is a Special Limited Release.

Profile

ABV: 
5.2%
Served at: 
50° F
Judges Review 
Rick Franckhauser's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Lactic and funky aromas are quickly joined by lots of fresh raspberry and tart cherries. Earthy and woody aromas (and a trace of vanilla arise) as it warms. The beer is a very hazy rose color with a big foamy head that quickly drops out. The Champagne-like bubbles signal the coming effervescence. The tart raspberries and cherries combine with a huge lactic attack on the palate – think Warheads candies. Earthy funk intermingles with some toasty wheat malt, and hints of oak and vanilla sneak out of the aftertaste. Tannins and acidity aid in presenting a very dry finish, and a medium-light body with effervescent carbonation adds to the puckering effect as the tannins coat the mouth. Overall, super tart, super fresh, and not-quite ripe-raspberries and cherries blend beautifully within this funky, oaky wheat beer. An ultra-refreshing delight.