Swannanoa Sunset | Craggie Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Craggie Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A double hopped version of Toubab.

Added by on 03-22-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Schwab
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty beer for sure! I enjoyed it on top at the Public House the other day and enjoyed it very much.

A - Pale lager, clear and with decent head that disappears rather quickly

S - Hint of citrus

T - Great tasting, crisp beer. Lager? Not 100% sure but the hint of hops, malt and citrus (from hops?) leaves room for more. A bit of similar finish as Sunset Wheat perhaps

M - Very smooth beer, soft and a hint of dryness. A bit on the lighter side alcohol wise

D - Great session beer. Wish I could get it around here

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.51/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another knew one from Craggie that I had not had a chance to try.

The pour was very similar to the rest of their offerings with a light amber color and a very clear look. Lots of carbonation and a small cap of white that fades quickly across the top. Decent amount of light grain, light hops rolling through on this one. Nice clean aroma, light though without much depth. Flavor is easy, light banana and clove with a light hint of hops in the back end. Light spice and a drying finish leave you looking for a little more after each sip.

Overall a solid little session beer, much like the rest of their lineup.

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Photo of John_M
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Barley's the other day.

The beer pours a slightly hazy, light gold color with good head retention and lacing. Likewise, this beer has a very light and delicate nose, with a hint of light malt and honey. Flavors replicate the nose somewhat, except there is a trace of bitterness in the finish that is nice. The beer is light to medium bodied with a clean finish. Drinkability is pretty good, with the alcohol pretty much unnoticeable.

While hardly remarkable, this would make a nice thirst quenching drink on a warm summer day.

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Photo of oberon
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What a great beer I have to say,light but packed with big fresh hop flavors.According to the brewer its a Kellar bier just for the record.Poured a hazed mix of straw and orange, thin but well defined white head atop.Big grassy and citrusy hop aromas,they just jump out at ya,a toasty malt note is noticeable as well.Fresh hop flavors with alot of herbal and citric flavors,a crisp dry finish makes it complete.If there was a perfect hot weather beer to me this is it.

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Swannanoa Sunset from Craggie Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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