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Grapefruit Shandy

February, 2016
Judges Rating: 
95
Aroma: 
24 / 24
Appearance: 
4 / 6
Flavor: 
39 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

This beer pours a cloudy peach color with a lingering white head, and the drinker is immediately greeted with a prominent, fresh, grapefruit juice aroma with a background hint of rind. Following that citrus explosion is enough bready malt to remind you that this is indeed still a beer. The flavor follows suit with a balanced bready malt aroma and a blast of fresh grapefruit. There is a pleasant residual sweetness that appropriately dries out in the finish with the help of a smooth, tart acidity from the fruit. Even if you are not a fan of fruit beer styles, don’t pass this one up on a warm spring or summer day as this is a very refreshing beer that is certain to please a wide variety of palates.

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