Brouwerij De Brabandere Wittekerke Rose – Fruit / Vegetable Beer at 4.3% ABV

Brouwerij De Brabandere Wittekerke Rosé Fruit / Vegetable Beer at 4.3% ABV _(C$2.98 at NLC Stavanger, 250 ml, best before 8-Apr-2018, acquired 30-Sep-2017, reviewed 27-Oct-2017)_

Appearance: hazy pinkish pale amber with one finger of fluffy white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (3/5) Aroma: raspberry, candi sugar, floral. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate-low tart, low bitter. (6/10) Palate: light body, moderate carbonation, short duration sweet mildly tart finish. (4/5)

Fairly unidimensional, if we’re honest, and the sweetness does get to be a bit much after a while, especially as it warms. But for all that, I must admit a certain weakness for raspberry beers, and despite the excessive sweetness, the raspberry really does smell and taste like real berries. (13/20)

6.5/10 #ryansbooze