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Judge's Review: 91 Rating - Tropical Jammer by Sixpoint Brewery

June, 2019
Judges Rating: 
21 / 24
5 / 6
37 / 40
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

Tropical Jammer by Sixpoint Brewery is being evaluated under BJCP guidelines Category 29A, Fruit Beer. The base beer is Category 27A, Historical Beer, Gose.

Pours a light gold and is moderately hazy. Wispy white foam drops out rather quickly into a thin white cover. Pineapple juice with a twist of lime and the impression of tartness in the aroma. I can find only a faint hint of the mango. There is a slight bread dough element presumably from wheat malt. Clean, refreshing and inviting. The mango makes its appearance more pronounced in the flavor and melds nicely with the pineapple and a lemony note that may be coming from the coriander. The tartness is offset by the impression of sweetness from the fruit. The salt assists in rounding off the sour without leaving a mineral residue. The beer finished medium dry with some residual pineapple and tartness. Light bodied and moderately high carbonation but not effervescent. There is a little tingle on the tongue when it's all said and done but not unpleasant. Very nice tropical version of Jammer Gose. Unlike the other fruit versions of Jammer this one allows the underlying Gose to come through while being accented by the pineapple and mango. The carbonation level should be higher and a touch of the wheat malt should come through in the flavor but these are minor adjustments and may speak to personal perceptions and preference.