Tropical Lover | SweetWater Brewing Company

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3.7/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
sweetwaterbrew.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Berliner Weisse-style beer brewed with mango, guava and passion fruit

Added by superspak on 02-04-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,294
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
56
pDev:
15.41%
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of cjack828
5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For those that love a delicious, light, SOUR summer beer, this is the ONE. I've been drinking nothing but this beer for 2 solid months and I've had zero hangovers and dozens of good times.

Anyone who is complaining about the sour taste is a moron, DON'T BUY A BERLINER WEISSE IF YOU DON'T LIKE SOUR!

Anywho, this beer will knock your penis off, just drink it and enjoy.

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Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nickfl
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevin3046
2.56/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Clear gold color and very quickly dissipating white head that completely disappeared. No lacing whatsoever. Has a fruity smell. Semi creamy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. This stuff has an extremely sour taste and dry finish. Reminds me of boones farm strawberry hill. But more sour. Absolutely no hops in this. Do yourself a favor and pick up a bud light lime a Rita or strawberry hill. Much better that this. This just isn't my style, obviously. And I'm probably too harsh with this review. But I just can't give it any better marks because I just don't like it. Maybe someone else likes this, but I'll pass.

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Photo of Maillard
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brocktune
3.22/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kinger22
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is certainly brewed to be a sour mash, with a taste that starts with an initial salty bite before moving to a sweet and sour aftertaste. One can note the mango, passion fruit and guava in the aftertaste. The smell is more earthy, but still has notes of the citrus. Overall, an interesting beer with a complex flavor.

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Photo of Hackattack
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a brewed like a sweet/tart sour mash ale.......has to be. Much like Lagunitas Aunt Sally in its sour... yet sweet and mild bite on your taste buds. I think my wife would appreciate this more than myself. I'm letting her have the rest of these. But I give it a 4 without any reservations.

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Photo of DemiDayDrinker
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As the berlinerweiss, when done most authentically, was distinctively sour, distinctively dry and distinctively fruity. Not stopping with the natural fruit sourness of the underlying ale, the Sweetwater Brewing Company infuses the berliner styled sour wheat ale with gentle additions of tropical fruit for an exotic, succulent and equally as distinctive of tartness to complements the base beer.

Pale, hazy and capped with a loose cottony froth, Tropical Lover strikes the nose with an acidic twang laced with cider, wine, tropical fruit and a faint wheaten must of burlap. Gentle sweetness rolls onto the front of the tongue with notions of taffy, sourdough and hard candy.

Its sweetness dissolves on the middle palate as the sourness washes the tongue with thirst quenching sourness. Leading with crabapple, lime, lemon, white grape and gooseberry, a quick complement of those tropical fruits resonate thereafter with passionfruit, mango and guava for a juicy dry late palate, a tepid herbal bitterness and an acidic taste that's refreshing and cautionary.

Light in bodied, crisp and clean throughout, the ale comes close to the premiere sourness of traditional berlinerweiss, but its fruit additions keep the beer juicy and fuller than usual. But its that juiciness that gives the fruit additions their individualism and allows the beer to add complex taste and a welcomed culinary delight. A brisk aftertaste of burlap and macerated tropical and citrus fruit waft shortly into aftertaste.

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Photo of MKrauss
3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hayden34
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.4/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

SweetWater Brewing Company "Tropical Lover"
12 fl. oz. can, coded "08/22/18" and sampled on 06/17/18
$2 @ Giant, Havertown, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Clear, deep golden body with an orange sheen beneath a short head of white that immediately recedes to just a collar. That's OK, that's usually the case with sour beers. The aroma is quite tropical, and somewhat mineralish. What is that aroma? Mango? Guava? Passionfruit? That's what the label says so I guess so, I won't deny any of those. On to the flavor... it's quite tart, and equally juicy. There doesn't seem to be any bitterness but none is needed with all of that acidity, and it finishes quite dry as it is. It's light bodied and moderately crisp but with an acidic bite that livens it. Looking back some nice spots of lacing are left behind, which is unusual for a sour beer. As a "Berliner Weiss" it hits all of the marks. Overall it's quite refreshing, and really interesting in the intensity and choice of fruitiness. An excellent summer beer!
Review# 6,079

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Photo of RBorsato
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Kdouble
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MemphisSooner
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Meh.

This feels like a beer that was rushed along to catch the sour wave while it is still cresting in the market. Not a lot going on with this by way of nose or taste. It doesn't linger, it isn't complex, its remarkably forgettable.

Sweetwater is usually more hit than miss, so I won't jump ship just yet. But this is one they could leave behind.

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Photo of spectru
3.29/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A clear golden amber with a white head that dissipates fairly quickly; Indistinct nose; My initial reaction, on first taste, is that it seemed sweet and fruitly, then it seemed to became sour and citrusy, pleasant with mild to moderate carbonation; A mild, drinkable, slightly sour beer. Not bad but not something I would order regularly.

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Photo of ImperatorScab
4.6/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of schoolboy
3.37/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Note to self - don't bother with the Sweetwater samplers any more unless you are feeling masochistic. I certainly don't want to serve them to friends.

This one pours flat-looking and dirty golden. The aroma is weakly fruity, but otherwise clean. The taste is somewhat adjunct dominated - the added fruit hides whatever the weisse was like. The finish is overly tart, and mostly tart from the fruit, not the yeasty taste.

Lots of brewers are doing styles like this and adding various adjunct, which is acceptable for this style, even in Germany. Most of those other ones are better than this.

Not recommended.

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Photo of godawgs
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Tropical Lover from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 56 ratings