Snozzberry | Green Man Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Man Brewery
North Carolina, United States
greenmanbrewery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This tradition Lambic style wheat beer has been wild fermented and aged for a full year in oak barrels. The addition of special “Snozzberries” gives the beer its beautiful color, fruity aroma and complex flavor. Like a Golden Ticket, this is a Special Limited Release.

Added by blackie on 12-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
213
Reviews:
23
Avg:
4.59
pDev:
7.41%
 
 
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303
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32
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
4.5/5  rDev -2%

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Photo of HopsForBrains
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hands down the best sour ale I have ever had in my entire life, their secret?, a wheat based beer brewed with souring yeast such as Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus. This beer even rivals Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge in my opinion.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.31/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly dry and with a moderate to significant amount of acidic prickliness.

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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Photo of cardsfan
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Completely surprised by this. Was not expecting much but after I saw the color I knew this was going to be special. Beautiful purple hue with tiny bubbles after pour. Smell is tart with snozzberries! Taste starts with a good but mild tartness but is then overwhelmed by whatever snozzberries are and closes with a clean finish. Feel is perfect...not heavy or light just spot on. Again didn't expect anything and probably now in my top three beers!

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Photo of Stevedore
4.23/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Dark reddish-pueple body, half finger pink head, good retention time, lower lacing.

S- Smells like watermelon jolly ranchers. Though I do not know what snozzberries are supposed to smell like. But this beer has a decent bit of lactic acid tartness, citrus and again, that watermelon/raspberry jolly rancher sweetness mixed in with tartness. Very good.

F- Very tart berry flavour accompanied by a mild sugary sweetness. Reminds me of a jolly rancher, as above. Decent complexity, strong lactate presence, a little bit of citrus.

M- Medium-thinner bodied, good carbonation, very easy to drink. Finish is a mild lactic acid presence with some citrus. Great stuff.

O- The hype is a bit too much for this one but it's still an excellent AWA as far as I'm concerned. It feels like a De Garde Bu with more depth to it.

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Photo of WTKeene
4.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of offtheheezi
4.81/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JayGreezy
4.31/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmcurran
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.27/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4.21/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MatthewHopHead
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdaschaf
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KingEdward
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fruity and tart, awesome color, great mouth feel, i wish this was a year round release or that green man would release more sours through out the year.

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Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.44/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EvoJoe
4.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigMack61
4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of tiamat8086
4.81/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gr8zehaman
4.5/5  rDev -2%

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