Wayward ‘Raspberry’ Berliner Weisse


imageGlass: Poured into a shaker glass.

Appearance: Hazy straw like colour with a pink tinge. 10-15mm bubbly white head with plenty of carbonation seen. Head fades to just a rim of tightly packed bubble.

Aroma: Mild raspberry, sour funk, mild caramels bordering on the home brew style. Blindfolded you would almost think a sweet wine or rose’.

Flavour: Basically the same as the aroma. It’s tart and fruity, with raspberry flavours mixing with mild sour yeasts. Again it’s pretty basic but certainly refreshing.

Mouthfeel: It’s full of refreshing carbonation like your slamming a soft drink. Alc vol is 3.8% and it’s just noticed on the back palate. It’s a drying, crisp, zingy raspberry sour ale with minimal bitterness and mild body, allowing for regular sips. It’s like a palate cleanser. Length surprisingly good for such low alc vol.

Overall: it’s pretty one dimensional but this is what you expect. It’s definitely a summer drinking beverage and would be a good addition into a decent session on the IPAs, as a palate cleanser. It’s as it says..a tart, zippy dry sour ale. Nothing amazing.