Firestone Walker Brewing Company Bretta Rosé – Berliner Weisse at 5.3% ABV

Firestone Walker Brewing Company Bretta Rosé Berliner Weisse at 5.3% ABV (US$15.25 at Beer Thirty Bottle Shop & Pour House, 375 ml, packaged on 13-Feb-2017, acquired 21-Jun-2017, reviewed 28-Dec-2017)

Appearance: clear pinkish amber with one finger of fizzy light pink head diminishing gradually to a thin ring, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: raspberry, vinous wood, dry funk, citrus, light wheat. (9/10) Taste: high tart, moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (9/10) Palate: light body, lively carbonation, off-dry tart lightly funky finish. (4/5)

Pretty much what it says on the label: a slightly funky Brett Weiss with loads of tart raspberry. Quite tart, but not unpleasantly so, and the raspberry is intensely flavourful without being excessively sweet. I could stand more funk, but as it stands it’s an interesting little flourish on a very pleasant beer. (17/20)

8.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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