Annex Ale Project Paradise Found – Berliner Weisse at 6% ABV

Annex Ale Project Paradise Found Berliner Weisse at 6% ABV (C$7.99 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 650 ml, packaged on 23-May-2018, acquired 24-May-2018, reviewed 24-May-2018)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale straw with one finger of fluffy white head, good retention moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: ginger, grainy pale malt, light botanicals. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Palate: light body, moderate-lively carbonation, off-dry slightly spicy tart finish. (4/5)

Nice. Lots of authentic ginger on the front end, but restrained sweetness – sort of like a real ginger beer, but not quite as spicy as those typically are. There’s a hint of maltiness, as well as some herbal botanicals that work well with the ginger. It’s not your typical Berliner Weisse, but it’s an interesting (and, in my opinion, philosophically consistent, if not typical) interpretation of the style. Right up there among the best offerings I’ve seen from this brewery. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze

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