Guava & Starfruit Tartanium

Colorado
United States
Guava & Starfruit Tartanium by Grist Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

This is a spin on our traditional Tartanium but with some delicious fruit added to it. We decided to go with guava to juice it up a bit and then add just a bit more of a sour note with the starfruit. The two complement each other so well that this beer is almost to easy to drink. This was an extremely limited release that we did.

Profile

ABV: 
5.4%
IBUs: 
13
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This fruited Berliner weisse presents as a very hazy, golden beer with a big, fluffy, white head that quickly fades with quite a “crackle and pop”.   The initial aroma is a prominent, off-putting sulfur without much else to be discriminated behind the strong sulfur character.  As the sulfur fades, a moderate guava, pear-like starfruit, and generic citrus aroma becomes apparent along with a hint of bready malt.  The flavor starts moderately sour with guava and pear-like starfruit evident akin to ruby red grapefruit.  The lactic sourness is quite clean without other wild characters.  The finish is lightly bittered with the moderate sourness lingering long into the finish with a hint of guava fruit and bready malt.  Once the sulfur dissipates, this beer is a very nice tropical fruited Berliner weisse.  The sourness is not the most puckering example of Berliner weisses but this is certainly a decidedly sour beer.

Brewery Introduction

Our beers are true to the style…for the most part. All of our beers are approachable. After all, if you don’t want to drink them, we shouldn’t be making them.

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