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Judge's Review: 92 Rating - Raspberry Provincial by Funkwerks, Inc.

April, 2018
Judges Rating: 
21 / 24
5 / 6
40 / 40
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Raspberry Provincial by Funkwerks, Inc. is being judged as a Sour Ale brewed with Raspberries, BJCP category 28C. Traces of funk, spice and tartness season a big raspberry aroma lifting from the glass. It's hazy pink under a short-lived pinkish cap. Three or four levels of rich raspberry flavors roll across the tongue with a very low trace of sweetness leading to a bone-dry finish aided by rich tannins from the berries. The dryness is crisp and almost puckering and is aided by a pleasant juicy citrusy tartness. Too many fruit beers come across as a malt beverage dosed with fruit extract brewed for those who do not like beer. Only real berries taste this good. The berries, yeast flavors, tartness and tannins in this beer all play very well together making this a refreshing, yet elegant beverage.