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Rosetta

November, 2015

Rosetta

Judges Rating: 
91
Aroma: 
21 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
36 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

This beer poured clear and light brown with a very thick white head that was present throughout tasting. The nose was both fruity and mildly sour, the latter from the cherry varietal rather than wild yeast or bacteria. The flavor profile also included strong cherry notes and a restrained, slightly puckering sourness. The finish included these flavors plus sweetness from the cherries that was not evident earlier. As such, this was a balanced, sour fruit beer rather than one that's extreme in any dimension. Combined with low alcohol (no warmth on palate), a medium-to-full body, and persistent carbonation, this beer is highly drinkable to both fruit beer and sour beer veterans and those new to the style.

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