Transilience

Georgia
United States
Southbound Transilience Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

We brewed up this German-style sour wheat to help us transition in the Atlanta market. Lactobacillus and saccharomyces create this light, acidic, and tart summer heat quencher. Fresh mango and pomegranate add
delicate fruit flavors to the unusually high gravity Berliner Weisse. Transilience’s crisp and dry finish prove perfect for all of your long, strange trips and will undoubtedly leave you wanting more. 

 

Profile

ABV: 
7.0%
IBUs: 
3
Served at: 
45 - 50° F
Hops: 
Magnum
Malts: 
Two-Row, Wheat, Acidulated
Judges Review 
Joseph Formanek's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Transilience is an “Imperial Berliner Weisse” fruited with Mango and Pomegranate. While the term Imperial has become quite commonplace for a number of typically moderate-alcohol beer styles, Southbound did an outstanding job delivering an “IBW” that still retains the refreshing drinkability of the original.

Transilience pours a cloudy gold with a moderately large white head arising from moderate carbonation that dissipates rather quickly, as is typical with the Berliner Weisse style. The brew has a complex, earthy tartness along with some lactic and fruity mango notes in the aroma. The flavor of this brew demonstrates a moderately strong clean tartness that dominates over the wheat and pils malt flavors in the background. The clean tartness carries through from start to finish, with a touch of pomegranate fruitiness in the middle and finish. The mango character from the aroma doesn’t seem to come through as strongly as in the flavor, though it might be simply marrying well with the tartness. Hop character is very low, as expected.

This is a very refreshing, clean and dry brew. The relatively thin body and pleasantly dry finish taunts the palate to be wetted with another sip (or gulp) of the beer. The alcohol (at 7%, almost 3x higher than a standard Berliner Weisse) is hidden amazingly well.

Consider Transilience if you are looking for a refreshing Summer thirst quencher. Just don’t be surprised if the alcohol sneaks up on you unexpectedly!

Brewery Introduction

Southbound Brewing Company is the first production microbrewery located in Savannah, Georgia. Southbound launched our first brew in the state in mid May 2013. We aspire to become the most innovating and exciting yet. By bringing the American beer revolution to Savannah's back door, we hope to... Read More

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