Monday, May 30, 2016

Longshot 2015 Raspberry Berliner Weisse

Yesterday I grabbed a sixer of the 2015 Samuel Adams Longshot American Homebrew Competition winning beers. Each six pack contains two bottles from each of the three winners (except mine, which had four bottles of one of them, which I'm holding out will be the best!)

I started with a bottle of Raspberry Berliner Weisse brewed by Tim Thomssen. The label is very fun, depicting Tim playing with jumper cables and raspberries over the brew kettle. 4.0% alcohol. 8 IBU. Enjoy Before SEP 16.

Nice raspberry aroma, not over the top bold, both sweet and tart. Lightly tart to start with little bits at the palate showing off candy-like raspberry flavors. Sweet answers, rich body, even a little syrupy. Well, not thick, but not crisp and lacking a little refreshment quality.

Tons of Jolly Rancher going on here. A bit on the too sweet side. I really wanted a little sharper, tarter, crisper, but in the end, I did like it!

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