Notorious P.O.G. Berliner Weisse

California
United States
Stone Notorious P.O.G. Berliner Weisse, Stone Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

This beer is the culmination of a journey that began in our Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station 10 barrel brewhouse. The twists and turns included more than one collaboration beer built on the “tropical weisse” theme.
Notorious P.O.G. was first served up at Hop-Con 4.0, as a collaboration brewed with comedian / actor Jonah Ray and our own Liberty Station Brewmaster Kris Ketcham, and consistently had the longest line throughout the night. The beer became an instant hit not only with our fans, but with our own team as well. For those unfamiliar with Hawaiian juice lore, P.O.G. stands for Passion, Orange, Guava. Although, it also could stand for
Perfect Original Gangsta. Or Party On Garth. Frankly, it doesn’t matter what the hell you call it, it’s Fresh, Tropical & Damn Tasty.

Profile

ABV: 
4.7%
IBUs: 
7
Judges Review 
Tracy Hensley's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Notorious P.O.G. Berliner Weisse by Stone Brewing Co. is a Berliner Weisse style ale with added passion fruit, orange and guava. Evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) with a base beer style of Berliner Weisse (Category 23A) from the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. This beer excels at smelling great and tasting appropriately tart. The chalky finish and the biting acidic mouthfeel are out of balance to showcase the fresh wheat, citrus and tropical flavors.

The beer’s aroma is a blend of moderately intense passion fruit, guava, freshly picked strawberries followed by mouthwatering lemon peel and creamy freshly-milled white wheat flour. As it warms, pineapple and orange juice aromas emerge. Notorious P.O.G.’s head is an attractive 2” creamy white head that persists leaving thick lace on the glass. It sits on an opaque dull gold-colored beer. Notorious P.O.G.’s flavor is initially dominated by its mouthwatering dry crisp acidity. After a few tastes, flavors of passion fruit and white fluffy bread start to rise to the surface, though they are still pushed back down by a chalky finish.

Overall, Notorious P.O.G. has a very fresh and tropical aroma. You have to adjust to this beer’s acidity and chalkiness, then it can come off quite refreshing and light. It craves rich food to cut through with its mouthwatering acidity and tropical flavors. Drinking this beer makes me crave a Hawaiian mixed plate with kalua pork and laulau.

Brewery Introduction

Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, Stone Brewing has come a long way since opening up in San Diego, California in 1996. We have been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 11 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate ... Read More

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