Zoose Joose
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Style:
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #226
ABV:
4%
Score:
90
Ranked #13,540
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 4.39%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
19
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Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
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Notes: Collaboration with Angry Chair Brewing

Ambrosia inspired sour wheat ale with tangerine, pineapple, cherry, coconut, lactose and marshmallows.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 19 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of VoodooBear
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 16 oz. can with the canning date printed on the bottom. Served in a Rastal Harmony glass.

Appearance: The light pink, one finger head fizzles out pretty quickly and leaves behind a lot of patchy lacing. It's a very hazy, brick red color.

Smell: It's quite faint and almost imperceptible but it comes out when the beer is swirled in the glass. A sweet and sugary smell of cherries, coconut and marshmallows.

Taste: It starts out tart with sour and fruity notes of cherries, lemons and tangerines. It finishes with a milky, sweet, coconut and marshmallow taste.

Mouthfeel: The sweetness and tartness is a little bit cloying but not overwhelmingly so. It's light, crisp and refreshing with medium-high carbonation.

Overall: There's a lot going on but it never feels like one thing is fighting with any of the other ones for attention. It's a very well made beer in that regard.

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Photo of Buck89
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: moderately hazy light pink color on the pour - more reddish orange in the glass with a small pink head.
Aroma: smells like ambrosia with fresh coconut, vanilla, pineapple, and citrus.
Taste: a rush of tart cherries at first. Not too tart but enough to offset the fruit and adjuncts. A nice mix of coconut, marshmallow, citrus, and pineapple. The finish brought back the tart cherry.
Feel: medium bodied and a bit sweet as expected. Medium carbonation.
Overall: a fun, interesting beer that tasted as billed.

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Photo of Roguer
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very nice head production, and OK retention. Brew is a surprisingly clear, translucent dark pinkish-amber color.

Rustic and funky notes up front, followed closely by sour tannins, and a fruity sweetness. Fairly restrained nose, not shocking for a 4% ABV brew despite the adjuncts.

Very tart and sour up front with tannins and vinegar, but quickly tempered by notes of marshmallow and vanilla, cherry and pineapple, coconut, tangerine, strawberry, blackberry, lemon, and slightly sour milk. All of the adjunct fruit are well represented throughout the brew, but the overall profile is complex enough to add more tones.

Very light, lively, active, and supremely drinkable. Actually drinks a bit above its ABV, coming across as more of a 5-6% ABV brew. Long, mildly puckering finish.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours cloudy rust color with a decent white head that quickly settles to a thin sporadic film. Very little lacing.

Aroma - Getting the tangerine and pineapple right off the bat. It does have a bit of a fruit salad smell to it, when I smell it I think of marshmallows as well. Tart aroma.

Taste - The tangerine and sour cherry are right up front. The coconut hits me somewhere in the middle with the marshmallow coming quickly there after. The taste is tart up front but settles into a pretty sweet flavor.

Feel - Light bodied prickly carbonation slightly dry finish.

Overall - I actually like this pretty well, the individual flavors are hard to pick everything up but the whole ambrosia thing comes together well it really does taste like a chilled fruit dessert.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - 1.5 finger pink head atop a translucent maroon body.

S - mixed berries, funk, sugar.

T - sugared mixed berry pie. A little coconut and pineapple. Mildly tart. No bitterness. Moderate sweetness. No booziness.

F - medium body with aggressive carb.

O - hard to get a read on this one. So many flavors, but it is tasty.

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Photo of superspak
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got in a BIF from Dragginballs76. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 10/11/2018. Pours moderately hazy reddish/pinkish orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big juicy/lightly tart/tangy cherries, fruit skin/pits, lemon, lime, tangerine, orange juice, pineapple, coconut, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white wine, hay, straw, grass, vanilla, cream, marshmallow, wheat, cracker, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, fruit, marshmallow, lactose, and pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge juicy/lightly tart/tangy cherries, fruit skin/pits, lemon, lime, tangerine, orange juice, pineapple, coconut, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white wine, hay, straw, grass, vanilla, cream, marshmallow, wheat, cracker, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang; and light spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy cherries, fruit skin/pits, lemon, lime, tangerine, orange juice, pineapple, coconut, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white wine, hay, straw, grass, vanilla, cream, marshmallow, wheat, cracker, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, fruit, marshmallow, lactose, and pale/wheat malt flavors; with a nice malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with no puckering flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from tartness and tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/grainy and fairly acidic/tangy/tannic mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is an amazing fruited milkshake sour! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, fruit, marshmallow, lactose, and pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly acidic/tangy/drying finish, not overly lactic. Tastes 100% like ambrosia fruit salad as intended. Extremely juicy/jammy fruits; balanced Lacto, flavorings, lactose, and pale/wheat malts against acidity. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing experimental style example. They nailed everything.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 10/11/18 13:05.

Pours a really nice cherry red color. A frothy head of white foam rises up quickly, but bubbles away at an even pace. There’s some residual lace that sticks around very briefly and falls slowly back into the beer.

I gotta say, they nailed the ambrosia nose on this beer. A combination of sweet cherries and lightly tart citrus combine with a great marshmallow vanilla on the back end. As it warms slightly, coconut comes through as well.

Initially this beer introduces an abundance of tart cherries. It takes a second, but as the beer settles on the tongue, the marshmellow really emerges as well. Overall, while a couple of the adjuncts are present in the flavors, it’s really the nice contrast of predominant sweetness on the nose and predominant tartness in the flavors that makes this beer so successful.

The lactose adds a nice little bit of complexity to the feel of this beer. Still crisp, with a sharp carbonation but a very soft finish. A light stickiness in the finish, along with an equally as light acidity.

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Zoose Joose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 19 ratings