Whiskey Hour

Georgia
United States
Whiskey Hour, Pontoon Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

This Berliner style Weisse gives you all of the flavor of a whiskey sour but in beer form. With a special blend of lemon and lime, this beer makes you think that “Whiskey Hour” is all hours of the day.

Profile

ABV: 
7.6%
IBUs: 
5
Served at: 
46 - 50º F
Judges Review 
Michael Bury's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Whiskey Hour by Pontoon Brewing is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (2015 BJCP Category 29A). Lemon and lime were added to an imperial Berliner weisse base beer that was additionally aged in a whiskey barrel. It’s a deep amber beer with subtle haze. Despite the high carbonation, no head ever formed during pouring.

The nose is reminiscent of a Sprite with intense lemon, lime and slight candy-like sweetness. The restrained oak and lactic acid help to complement the sweeter notes. No hops or malt are present.

The flavor picks up where the aroma left off with a sweet-tart juxtaposition. The lemon simple syrup is balanced by the lactic acid, which results in a zippy finish with lingering barrel, citrus and tannins. Despite being a beer, malt and hops are largely absent.

Whiskey Hour is an interesting offer from Pontoon that comes off as more of a beer cocktail than a beer. This makes sense, as the brewery was likely emulating a Whiskey Sour with this brew. It’s sweet and syrupy upfront but the lactic acid and bright lemon character clean up the backend. The quality execution, though, is what will keep you coming back for another sip.

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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