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Judge's Review: 86 Rating - Drupes E. Daisy by Peter B's Brewpub

July, 2019
Judges Rating: 
21 / 24
6 / 6
34 / 40
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

Drupes E. Daisy by Peter B's Brewpub is being evaluated as a Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer (Category 28B) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Drupes E. Daisy pours a deep brown with a reddish hue and virtually no head, which is not unexpected in this style of beer. Moderate mixed dark stone fruit of plums and black cherries are up front, with a hint of bready malt and light tartness developing behind as the beer opens up.  Prominent clean, lactic sourness hits in the flavor first followed by moderate grainy malt and sour dark stone fruit. The fruit peaks mid-palate then falls off. The lactic sourness is quite dominant and steals the balance, lasting through the medium finish into the aftertaste.

The fruit in the aroma was pleasant but tended to be a bit muddled in the flavor, lacking freshness.  The malt character was present and helped to provide a pleasing dimension to the fruit. The lactic acidity was quite high and needs to be tamed a bit to create better balance with the fruit and base beer.