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Snozzberry - Green Man Brewery

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Snozzberry
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BA SCORE
97
world-class

58 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 105
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Green Man Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: blackie on 12-13-2013)
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Reviews by WTKeene:
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4.76/5  rDev +6.7%

Poured from a bottle as the third in a Snozzberry tasting, also into a Jester King wine glass.

Appearance: Dark crimson, hints of orange. Very hazy. A pale pale pinkish-white crown around the edge. No real head though.

Smell: Loads of raspberry and blackberry. Some vinous, Tempranillo grape notes in there too. Somewhat creamy, a slight oak presence, and a definite sourness to it. This smells delicious.

Taste: Very berry heavy, reminds me of Atrial in that sense. Lots of raspberry seeds. Mouth-puckering, the sourness really hits me in the jaw. Not sure I can separate the blackberry notes from the raspberry notes in this one though. Some funk, and a crackery malt. Oak flavors get more prominent as it sits, which is just gorgeous. This is very nice.

Mouthfeel: Lower carbonation than I expected, but that’s fine because the other beers I had tonight had enough carbonation for the whole tasting. Nice and dry.

Overall: Definitely a highlight from the Snozzberry tasting tonight. Would love to try more Green Man stuff.

WTKeene, Jun 15, 2014
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Pours a pinkish red with a slight white head. Slight lacing on the glass. Beautiful color to this beer, looks really inviting.

Smell is a bit of tart berry and a lot of lactic sourness. Not all that different from what one usually encounters with this style, but I was hoping for a little more an overt fruit note to stand out.

Taste is sour upfront for sure. As you get further through the glass the fruit/berry notes start coming out more. I won't pretend that I can pick out which fruits particularly, but its in the realm of tart cherry/raspberry. No real "funk" aspect to speak of in this beer, but again i'm not necessarily complaining. Sourness fades a touch as it warms and you adjust to the beer. A nice taste overall, even if it didn't blow me away.

Mouthfeel is great for this style. Gently carbonated and pretty easy to drink. Never too foamy or spritzy as some examples of this style end up being.

Overall this is an enjoyable beer and one i'm glad I had. It's exciting to see a NC brewery bottling a nicely made example of this style. I was a little worried this would end up being a sweeter lambic but thankfully it is not. Is it worth $20 a bottle...well yes and no. Since that seems to be the going rate for sours/wild ales in this format, I can't really fault them for the price point. Still, I would be hard pressed to justify repeat purchases of this.

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A: Pours a crystal clear dark ruby red in color with very light amounts of active visible carbonation rising slowly from the bottom of the glass and some raspberry red highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall fizzy pinkish white head that quickly reduces to an extremely thin ring around most of the edges of the glass. No lacing is observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of tart raspberry and cherries with light aromas of oak and moderate aromas lactic tartness. Overall there is a light amount of sourness to the smell.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of tart cherries and tart raspberries with a light amount of oak woodiness. Overall this beer is sour with a generous amount of tartness but not so sour as to cause any puckering.

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O: As the first sour that I have tried from Green Man I am impressed - not sweet at all but not overly sour/tart either. Enjoyable and easy to drink, my father-in-law who is not a beer aficionado nor a huge fan of sour things also enjoyed this beer - it went really well with brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and salmon. I definitely recommend grabbing this one when you see in NC.

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Snozzberry from Green Man Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.