Nuclear Pineapple

Georgia
United States
Nuclear Pineapple, Pontoon Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Being one of Pontoon’s favorite fruits, we wanted to celebrate pineapple with Nuclear Pineapple. This Berliner Weisse is exploding with pineapple, vanilla, and lactose that will create a sweet, juicy tidal wave sure to wreck your pallet!

Profile

ABV: 
6.0%
Served at: 
42 - 46º F
Judges Review 
Dan Preston's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

 Nuclear Pineapple by Pontoon Brewing is a Berliner weisse, but due to the additions of pineapple, vanilla and lactose it falls into the BJCP category 28C, Wild Specialty Beer.

This beer pours a yellow into deep golden color, with a light haze (normal for the style from the wheat) with a sparkly off-white head that dissipates very quickly (also normal for the style due to the acidity). It has a fairly muted aroma but all of the expected notes are there with sweet pineapple, vanilla and light doughy wheat with a mild lemony tartness. Hints of pineapple upside down cake are present but without as much sweetness. There is much more pineapple in the flavor that is both sweet and tart. It starts with a light doughy malt character that quickly fades into sweet pineapple and finishes with a lingering sourness that builds as you drink it. Very tropical and citrusy. The body is a little big for style likely due to the lactose (which is largely unfermentable), but it's still medium-light. The high carbonation creates lots of tiny bubbles on the palate and the sourness gives a slight puckering on the tip of the tongue. I haven’t had much luck with pineapple beers or lactose sours, so this one was a pleasant surprise as the two worked well together and still let the base beer come through.

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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