Central City Brewers + Distillers Red Racer Low Rider Sugarplum – Berliner Weisse at 3.9% ABV | 15 IBU

Central City Brewers + Distillers Red Racer Low Rider Sugarplum Berliner Weisse at 3.9% ABV | 15 IBU (C$3.00 at Oak & Vine, 330 ml, packaged on 5-Nov-2017, acquired 7-Jan-2018, reviewed 10-Jan-2018)

Appearance: clear pink-tinged deep gold with a short, short-lived fizzy head, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: vanilla, plum, lactose, spices. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate tart, low bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, creamy tart finish. (3/5)

Not bad as such, and certainly nowhere near as sweet as the aroma promises it’s going to be, but intensely weird. Though, I guess, how could a sugarplum beer be anything but? In addition, it’s got big problems structurally, with the small head dropping off immediately to nothing, and no lacing. The carbonation could be higher, too. I can’t help but think this particular flavour profile (especially the lactose) would be better suited to some other style than a Berliner Weisse.  (13/20)

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