Raspberry Beret

Ohio
United States
Raspberry Beret, Streetside Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Inspired by the kind you find in a middle Ohio college town. Raspberry Beret is a tart raspberry Berliner Weisse with an enticing mix of crushed raspberry, tantalizing lemon zest, and delightful acidity that makes you want to sip it all again. It pours a bright magenta and finishes with a light cotton-candy head. We think you'll love her.

Profile

ABV: 
4.2%
Served at: 
45 - 50º
Malts: 
Pilsner, White Wheat
Judges Review 
Sal Mortillaro II's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Raspberry Beret by Streetside Brewery is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) with a Berliner Weisse base style (Category 23A) per the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.

This beer pours a reddish-purple color with opaque clarity with a spongy pink head that persists throughout almost the entirety of the pour; this is definitely a unique looking beer. The aroma consists of a moderately high raspberry, which dominates and is at the forefront with wisps of lactic character. Hop and malt character is overshadowed by the raspberry aroma. Very similar to the aroma, a moderately high juicy raspberry pulp flavor is at the forefront of the flavor and a moderate-low and sustaining clean sourness continues into the aftertaste along with some manifesting grainy malt in the finish. There is no hop flavor and a low hop bitterness; the sourness is what brings balance to this particular beer. The sourness helps dry out this beer in the finish and this beer finishes out moderately sweet despite a sweeter start.  This beer has a thin body but a copious, mouth-filling carbonation adds to the perceived body. There is no warmth, astringency or creaminess in this beer. Overall, this is a very fruit-forward Berliner Weisse in which the use of the fruit slightly gets in the way of the subtle nuances of the base beer. Regardless, it is still a very good example and I would definitely have a few of these in a row as it was flavorful and still well brewed.