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Snozzberry

May, 2016

Snozzberry

Judges Rating: 
94
Aroma: 
23 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
38 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

Lactic and funky aromas are quickly joined by lots of fresh raspberry and tart cherries. Earthy and woody aromas (and a trace of vanilla arise) as it warms. The beer is a very hazy rose color with a big foamy head that quickly drops out. The Champagne-like bubbles signal the coming effervescence. The tart raspberries and cherries combine with a huge lactic attack on the palate – think Warheads candies. Earthy funk intermingles with some toasty wheat malt, and hints of oak and vanilla sneak out of the aftertaste. Tannins and acidity aid in presenting a very dry finish, and a medium-light body with effervescent carbonation adds to the puckering effect as the tannins coat the mouth. Overall, super tart, super fresh, and not-quite ripe-raspberries and cherries blend beautifully within this funky, oaky wheat beer. An ultra-refreshing delight.

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