Walk In The Parfait

Colorado
United States
Walk In The Parfait, Molly's Spirits
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Our play on a yogurt parfait. This golden ale is soured with organic yogurt with four live probiotic cultures then layered with lemon peel, raspberry puree, vanilla and lactose sugar. Aromas and flavors of fresh, subtly sweet, yet tart citrus & berry blossoms are abound. It is a balanced sour with bright fruit notes are accented by a light and refreshing, creamy-essence finish.

Profile

ABV: 
5.5%
IBUs: 
15
Served at: 
35 - 40º F
Hops: 
N/A
Malts: 
German Pilsner, Flaked Wheat
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Walk in the Parfait by Molly's Spirits​ was judged as a Wild Specialty Beer (28C). The aroma is a bit acrid, somewhat solvent-like initially, and altogether a little strange. A hint of berry fruit and pith is detectable. The appearance is cloudy and reddish, reminiscent of ruby red grapefruit juice. Some bubbles continue to rise through the liquid, but no head forms. In contrast to what the aroma might indicate, the flavor is quite fruity with sourness that is not at all harsh, quite rounded in fact. Raspberry is very noticeable making this a truly fruit-forward beer, and a citric acid quality is also present. Some of the pithiness that was in the aroma is also present in the flavor as a background element, perhaps a byproduct of raspberry seeds or some other addition. A fair amount of acidity is present, but the fruit takes the bite off of it. The combination of the fruit and acidity gives it a sweet grapefruit quality (again, a reminder of Ruby Red grapefruit). The body feels medium from the fruit, but there are no legs on the glass when it is swirled indicating a lighter body than the mouth perceives. The carbonation is fairly light. Overall, this is an interesting experiment with fruit and wild yeasts. Though the aroma was initially off-putting, the balance of flavors with a strong, fruit quality and a relatively subtle sourness were a pleasant surprise. If you like fruit beers, particularly raspberry, you should try this. If sour beers tend to put you off, this is a sour beer that might change your mind.