Evil Twin Brewing The Perfect Matcha – Berliner Weisse at 4% ABV

Evil Twin Brewing The Perfect Matcha Berliner Weisse at 4% ABV (C$11.93 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 650 ml, no bottle date or best before, acquired 13-Dec-2016, reviewed 23-Jan-2017)

Appearance: dirty pale gold with a short loose off-white head diminishing rapidly to nothing, no lacing. (2/5) Aroma: pineapple, lemon, wheat malt, peaches, green tea, burnt rubber / band-aid. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high tart, low bitter, light brine. (6/10) Palate: light body, moderate carbonation, tart finish. (3/5)

Not really what it says on the label: I mean, yeah, there are hints of pineapple on the front end when freshly poured, and green tea in the finish, but for the most part it’s citrus-dominated. It’s really not one to allow to warm up either, because that’s when the burnt rubber / band-aid comes out. Has elements of both Berliner Weisse and Gose, but is really too heavy-handed for either style. Not without its merits, but nothing very exciting. (12/20)

6/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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