Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries

Georgia
United States
Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries, Pontoon Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

A Berliner Weisse made with flaked rye in the grain bill and over two pounds per gallon of boysenberries and black currants in the secondary fermentation and then racked onto fresh Madagascar vanilla and lactose. The beer remains quite tart hitting 3.25pH but the vanilla and lactose smooth it out. The combination of the berries, vanilla and lactose create a sorbet/ice cream like effect. Extremely jammy, exploding with fruit and finishes slightly creamy, enveloping your tongue, asking for more!

Profile

ABV: 
5.0%
IBUs: 
5
Served at: 
40º
Hops: 
German Tettnang
Malts: 
White Wheat, Flaked Rye
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries by Pontoon Brewing is a complex fruit beer and was judged as a Fruit and Spice Beer (BJCP sub-style 29B). It poured bright purple and opaque into the glass, where it formed a moderate lighter purple head with modest retention. An appearance resembling carbonated grape Kool-aid is deceptive, however. Its aroma featured both intense lactic sourness and strong mixed berry (i.e., not distinctively from a single fruit) notes. The flavor began with tart fruit atop a pleasantly sour Berliner Weisse base, followed by a mildly sweet malt and fructose middle, and a calming burst of vanilla and lactose in the finish to temper any sour palate in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel featured moderate carbonation, light body, no alcohol warmth and a refreshingly fizzy berry palate at the very end. This beer’s drinkability is high due to the brewer’s skill to layer and harmonize a potentially discordant set of ingredients and flavors, and should appeal to both fruit beer and kettle-sour lovers and to drinkers who might otherwise be skeptical of them but could be pleasantly surprised by this one.

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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