Belch's

Georgia
United States
Belch's, Pontoon Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Remember a time that you fumbled through your lunch pail to get to those sweet, gummy, fruit snacks? Well, get ready to turn up the nostalgia factor to 11! This Berliner Weisse is made with over two pounds per gallon of concord grapes, strawberries, raspberries, tangerines, and peaches in addition to a whole bunch of fruit snacks and some lactose to sweeten things up! Notes of jammy fruit cocktail and juicy nostalgia! It’s made with Real Fruit AND you can really taste the difference!

Profile

ABV: 
7.0%
IBUs: 
8
Served at: 
42 - 46º F
Judges Review 
Dan Preston's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Belch’s by Pontoon Brewing is a Berliner Weisse (BJCP category 23A), but due to the fruit additions it falls into Fruit Beer (BJCP category 29A). This beer pours a dirty rose color that is very hazy due to the pectin and wheat with an off-white head that fades fast, which is normal for a sour. The look is reminiscent of a raspberry daiquiri, which is fitting as it’s very juicy. There is lots of fruit in the aroma, it’s like sour fruit punch with notes of peaches, oranges, berries, pineapple and a bit of bright acidity. Behind the fruit and sour, there is fleeting crackery grain and light doughy malt. The flavor is similar, but with a bigger sour punch, like marmalade mixed with lemon curd. It has a light body and high carbonation, effervescent with lots of little bubbles on the palate enhanced by the bright acidity. The finish is dry with a bit of sweetness from the fruit. There is a sour tingle on the tongue and a bit of puckering as well. This beer is very quaffable, like a tall glass of lemonade spiked with mixed frozen fruit that would be great on a summer day and still quite enjoyable on those colder nights. The fruit is quite dominating but the sour base keeps up with it.

 

Brewery Introduction

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