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Pynk - Yards Brewing Co.

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80
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211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.67%
Wants: 5
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
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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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

micropale, May 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

GeoffreyM, Apr 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Mikeynas, Apr 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

domnalbrecc, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14%

tallfellapgh, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of cjgiant
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
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 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.

cjgiant, Mar 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

RVigz, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Jonada
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Jonada, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Gavage
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a reddish orange color with a short 1/2" head that falls apart quickly.

Smell: raspberries are all you can pick up from the nose.

Taste: raspberries, some slight tart funk, grainy malt, some lemon zest, and a mild bitterness are the main flavors.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a bit dry at the finish. Long lasting light tartness and berry flavor stick to the tongue.

Overall: a slow sipping fruit forward beer that is mildly refreshing.

Gavage, Feb 22, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

TheBigBoy, Feb 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

pmorris71, Feb 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

rdub, Feb 04, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter

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.

M- Light body, crisp.

O- Not a bad fruit beer, but not great beer. Tartness is very mild and the malts are a little out of place.

larryi86, Feb 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Zdrummer15, Feb 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

cmq103, Feb 01, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.

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.

First sip is a rush of sour cherry flavor that quickly fades into a bready malt flavor. This is billed as a "tart berry ale" and it does live up to that description. Strange to taste the tart berry flavor in a non bug-soured beer.

All in all it isn't bad... just not something I'd crave or go out of my way to try again. An interesting diversion, useful for breaking up a pair of strong IPAs.

FickleBeast, Jan 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

TimHitchings, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – As the name would suggest it pours a darker pink/ruby like color with a two finger foamy pink tinted head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma consists mostly of tart fruity smells of raspberry and cherry. Some sweeter smells of the fruits are there as well and mixed some hints of wheat with a touch of graininess to produce a somewhat sour and wheaty fruited aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a wheaty taste along with a lightly sweetened raspberry flavor. As the flavor moves on some yeasty tastes and a bit of funk come to the tongue. The sweeter raspberry becomes more tart in nature with some lighter flavors of tart cherry also coming to the tongue. The wheatiness gains a bit of intensity as the flavor advances further and becomes grainier in nature. Along with these transitions so to comes some flavors of hay and grass. In the end with the loss of the sweet, the increase in the tart, and the funky, grassy, and hay flavors, one is left with a light puckering fruit taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. For the tart and fruity flavors of the beer the overall feel is rather good as it keeps the beer rather refreshing without becoming too undrinkable due to the more tart and lightly funked nature of the flavors.

Overall – A fairly tasty tart fruited beer. Not overly sweet, nor too tart to be enjoyable. Rather nice.

Darkmagus82, Jan 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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Pynk from Yards Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.