Tropical Thunder
Shades Brewing

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Style:
Berliner Weisse
ABV:
6.5%
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3.89 | pDev: 0%
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Shades Brewing
 
Utah, United States
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

another really tasty sour ale from these guys, not a berliner, but we still dont have a generic kettle sour option here on BA when adding a beer for whatever reason. this one is done with mango and guava and pineapple, also some milk sugar in here, which i always have mixed feelings about in basically any still except a classic milk stout, but it works here, as it has in others they have done. the pour is orange tinted and really hazy without a lot of head, unimpressive to look at, but the rest of the experience with this one is excellent. the sourness isnt too much, well restrained, pretty clean, and with an obvious citrus note that really goes well with the tropical fruit. i also like that i can taste the guava, it always seems the most easily overwhelmed in these tropical cocktail beers, or the first to be fermented out, but here i can taste it fleshy and ripe and sweet, right in the center. pineapple is more in a support role, while the mango gives it a summery, morning vibe, like a mango orange juice or something, thats about where the acidity resonates too. the lactose isnt too much, gives some body and almost highlights an earthy malt profile, keeping this beery not just juicy. carbonation could use a little boost, but i liked the rest of the mouthfeel a lot. smooth and tangy, very fresh with the fruits and natural too. a nice summer sour here. i have been impressed by these guys so far!

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Tropical Thunder from Shades Brewing
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 1 ratings