Fruit Cup V3

Georgia
United States
Fruit Cup V3, Pontoon Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

The triumphant return of one of our original favorites; Flotation Device - Cranberry Tangerine, in a limited offering! We upped the cranberries and tangerine puree, tangerine peel, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and lactose! This take on a mulled cranberry cider is fall-forward, fruity, and fun!

Profile

ABV: 
5.6%
Served at: 
42 - 46º F
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Fruit Cup V3 by Pontoon Brewing was judged as a 29A Fruit Beer with a base style of 23A Berliner Weisse. Berliner weisse beers are commonly served with sweet syrups (raspberry, woodruff or lemon). This beer pours a slight hazy garnet color with a small reddish-white head of tiny bubbles that fades quickly. The aroma is of medium cranberry, a hint of citrus and a hint of wheat bread. There are phenolic spicy hints – maybe cinnamon, mace and allspice. The flavor is medium cranberry, with hints of passion fruit and orange and a fairly tart sourness that is clean and lactic. Very low floral character, low grainy wheat, no detectable bitterness and a very dry finish with a slight tannic astringency is present (possibly from real fruit). The lactic sourness is clean and seems fairly simple without that much depth or complexity. There is a low level of spicy phenolics, cinnamon, clove and black pepper that might come from added spices, or maybe a little bit of Brettanomyces in the fermentation (which is OK for the style) that adds some interest and complexity. Medium-high carbonation is appropriate for style and gives the beer a champagne-like quality. I'd like the fruity/citrusy notes with some pork chops with a honey-based glaze that contrasts with the dry/tart/fruit of the beer.

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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