Flotation Device / Tart Cherry Pineapple

Georgia
United States
Flotation Device / Tart Cherry Pineapple, Pontoon Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

This German tart ale, kettle soured with lactobacillus, is aged on tart cherries and pineapple puree. Tart, fruity, clean and crisp.

Profile

ABV: 
5.1%
IBUs: 
8
Served at: 
40º F
Hops: 
German Tettnanger
Malts: 
Pilsner, Flaked Rye, White Wheat
Judges Review 
James Link's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This review of Flotation Device / Tart Cherry Pineapple by Pontoon Brewing was written in conjunction with the style guidelines as provided by the Beer Judge Certification Program under subheading 29B Fruit and Spice Beer, and sampled in a glass chalice after being poured from a 12 ounce can.

A firm lactic aroma is first perceived and is then immediately joined by pineapple notes and other tart fruity aromatics. No hops evident as dictated by its Berliner Weisse base.

A golden hued beer, quite clear with very little head retention which is not unusual for style.

The lactic sourness first manifest in the aroma is carried into the flavor profile and is married with notes of sour cherries and wheated malt. No hop flavor or bitterness interferes with the tart acidic character reflected here.

The body is thin and prickly and finishes very dry yet not astringent.

This is a champagne like beer that is crisp and refreshing, brewed to be enjoyed outside on a warm summer day.

Brewery Introduction

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