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Pynk - Yards Brewing Co.

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118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.46%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
We brew each batch with over 3,000 pounds of fresh raspberries and both sour and sweet cherries. The addition of fruit prior to fermentation makes this crisp ale tart instead of sweet. It’s pink in color of course, light-bodied, and refreshing with delicate, delectable berry aromas. We’ll bet the farm that there’s no better autumn seasonal around.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 10-26-2003)
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Reviews by Scoats:
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Scoats

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, what an interesting beer. It is a light red, from what appears to be the combination of a gold beer base with the red coming from the fruit.

The basic flavor is very crisp. In the aftertaste, there is definitely an intentional sourness from the bacteria lambic style fermentation. The fruit is not heavy handed. It doesn't cover up the sourness, more leads into it. In this way, it is not a Lindemans style lambic. In a way this is rather nice as the super sweet fruit beer is pretty standard now.

All in all an interesting experiment. It won't make most people see god, but damn finely crafted.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2003 22:51:58 | More by Scoats
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

To me, this beer crosses the fruit beer and sour styles. As such, I don't think it does either poorly, but isn't going to be a top beer in either, also. For what I wanted from this beer (given descriptions and reviews): a refreshingly tart summer-style beer, I actually enjoyed it.

The beer pours a rosey amber with good carbonation and small-bubbled head that tries to cover the surface. The smell has enough of a light raspberry tone to let me know what I am getting. I can maybe get a hint of bitterness or maybe some funkiness that I can guess in retrospect is the tartness I get in the taste.

That taste starts out light and crisp, but very quickly turns fruit-tart, the sour cherry notes overpowering the perceptible raspberry notes. What is missing is some depth or true puckering nature from the sour side, the effect is that it feels a bit like a watered down sour more so than a fruit beer. I am fine with this, as I enjoy sours more than fruit beer, but the mix might not sit with others.

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New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottled 8/26/13. Served in a Goose Island stemmed glass

Appearance: Pours a dark rose color with 1 finger of a white head that dissipates to a thin collar. Body is clear with light amounts of visible carbonation.

Smell: Raspberries, cherry, cereal grain. Berry character is that of fresh berries and not artificial in nature. Overall aroma is pretty straight forward, but appealing.

Taste: Raspberry and a hint of some other general red berry character, mild grainy malt. Slightly tart and balanced by a slight sweentess.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied and crisp with medium carbonation. Really refreshing and almost no alcohol presence.

Overall: A pretty good fruit beer. It's not going to knock your socks off, but I think Yards accomplished what they were going for on this. It's simple, flavorful and refreshing. It's a perfect summer beer.

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A- A clear dark pinkish color with a red tint and a two finger white head with a light pink tint.

S- Raspberries, some tart cherries, an almost jam like sweetness.

T- Tart raspberries and cherries, bready malts, not much more going on, the tartness is not a very big flavor.

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Pours a sickly pink color that fills up the remainder of the 20 oz glass with foam. Aroma is fizzy-sprite like, with some artifical berry or jolly rancher smells wafting from the glass.

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Pynk from Yards Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.