Fruit Cup Vol. 1

Georgia
United States
Fruit Cup Vol. 1, Pontoon Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

This German style tart ale has tart cherries and wild blueberries and madagascar vanilla. Kettle soured with lactobacillus, this tart beer embodies the perfect berry inspired sour. The berries are added during the secondary to create a juicy, yet tart beer with notes of pie crust, cherry pie filling and vanilla.

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:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Fruit Cup Vol. 1 by Pontoon Brewing was reviewed following an initial pour from a 16 ounce can into a 12 ounce goblet and rated as per style guidelines as provided by the Beer Judge Certification Program under subheading 29B Fruit and Spice Beer.

An aroma redolent of sour cherries is first perceived in the nose and is accompanied by a potpourri of other fruity aromas less notable. The appearance is alluring with its clear burgundy color and medium pink head.

The flavor profile reflected a lactic quality that was far more pronounced here than in the aroma. A firm cherry pit like character was dominant and helped offset the tartness provided by the lactic ferment. Faint notes of vanilla in the background contributed to the complexity.

Although somewhat thin the body suggested a higher gravity than the standard base Berliner Weiss would exhibit.

The ingredients come together nicely and create a soured fruity beer in which the sourness is not overstated as is so often the case with this style.

 

Brewery Introduction

What's the Pontoon Lifestyle? It's a way to embrace Southern leisure with a fresh, modern exuberance. It's that sweet lookin' party platform on the horizon, rocking out to your favorite tunes and waving the ol' Red White and Blue as high as she blows! Pontoon Brewing is inspired by the South's... Read More

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