Flamingo Fruit Fight
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

Flamingo Fruit FightFlamingo Fruit Fight
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From:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #448
ABV:
5%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,740
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 11.63%
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
147
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 07, 2022
Added:
Aug 20, 2018
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  18
SCORE
87
Very Good
Flamingo Fruit FightFlamingo Fruit Fight
Notes: Tart ale brewed with passionfruit and lime.

Formerly called "Larry’s Latest Flamingo Fruit Fight".
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Rated: 3.91 by Mavigo from Michigan

Feb 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.59 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by slimntubbs from Pennsylvania

Oct 31, 2021
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a cloudy, hazy, completely opaque orange color. Thick 3-4 finger frothy white head forms on the beer, then steadily recedes until just a splotch of foam remains on the beer. This has some yeasty floaters in the bottom of the bottle and I did end up with some of the chunks in my glass.

Aroma has notes of passionfruit, tart lime, citrus notes, wheat, some lactic acid notes and a mild salinity. Of the four, this is the one that is most reminiscent of a traditional gose - the fruit is there, but its subtle and allows the base gose to really shine.

Taste follows the nose with notes of lightly tart passion fruit, lime, lemon, lactic acid giving way to a robust malt backbone that is predominately wheat. Light to moderate salinity is present especially in the back end. Pretty tart with a moderate acidity. I will say, this is the oldest of the bottles and the fruit is the most subdued in this. It was a bit more prominent when fresh, but still was pretty balanced even then.

Feel is moderately bodied, with a slight heftiness to it. Lightly carbonated. Pretty dry on the finish.

Overall this is a nice fruited gose. The fruit is balanced and added with a deft hand complimenting rather than overtaking the base gose.
Sep 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Jul 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On draught at Frontier Brewing and Taproom.

It pours a clear pale gold with a minimal head of foam, retention is good, lacing is not.

The smell is limes, umm..not much else to say that it suggests tartness.

Okay, it's more assertive with the taste. Goodly amount of lime tartness, hint of passionfruit, getting hints of salt but that's just my palate.

Light bodied, good carbonation.

Refreshing to drink a couple but then I would move on.
Jul 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.91 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin

Jun 29, 2021
 
Rated: 3.56 by Danzifer from Ohio

Jun 20, 2021
 
Rated: 2.52 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan

Jun 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.4 by Psquared93 from Illinois

Jun 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Jun 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Good head production, but retention is barely OK. Body is quite hazy, with some particulate out of suspension.

Earthy and slightly tart aroma. The lime is noticeable, but not so much the passionfruit.

Similar on the palate. It's lightly musty and grainy, with a vague indistinct fruitiness and a touch of lime. Low tartness. Crisp and lively; a reasonably refreshing Summer ale.
May 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Shelbs90 from Montana

3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
love the look. smells like a wheat beer a little bit. tastes like a sour beer. just like sour monkey. very sour taste with a hint of salt at the end. doesn’t taste like fruit it all to me but not a bad beer overall. the more i drank it the more i enjoyed it
May 09, 2021
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy golden color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has lime and citrus hints
The taste follows the nose with a lime and citrus flavor and a pleasant tartness
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A good Pale Ale
Apr 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by ahommell from Mississippi

Apr 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by cp45 from New Jersey

Apr 11, 2021
 
Rated: 3.84 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Apr 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by robebo44 from Virginia

Apr 08, 2021
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Rated by bret27 from California

3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bottle courtesy of JohnnyHops.
Apr 05, 2021
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottled on 02-18-21.

A - Very hazy medium orange tan color with dense white lacing.

S - Tart earthy lime and passion fruit.

T - Throughout there's a bit of a grainy malt base with tart passion fruit and lime over the top. There's a slight earthiness and overall has a zesty, fruity twang to it.

M - Thick mouthfeel with little to no carbonation. Leaves a citrus, tart, gritty coating on the inside of the mouth.

O - This would be a great beer on a really hot day. I think Bell's should release this one in the Summer instead.
Apr 02, 2021
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Bottled on 2/18/21.

L---Murky, medium golden color. Medium, white head that faded quickly to a cap and left great lacing.

S---Lime and vague citrus. Some of the advertised passionfruit shows up, too.

T---Passionfruit is in the front with lime in the background. Some other tropical notes as well.

F---Medium bodied with ample carbonation. A little sticky.

O---A nice effort from an excellent brewery.
Mar 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Ciderboi from Illinois

1.17/5  rDev -69.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25
This was completely disappointing. Given the good reviews and the look of this bottle, I was looking forward to this. This drink tastes and smells like literal vomit. The lime comes across highly acidic and the passion fruit, instead of balancing, gives a horrible aftertaste. I would not recommend this to anyone.
Mar 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.18 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Oct 03, 2020
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Reviewed by minterro from California

3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Canned: 04/28/20, consumed: 09/08/20. First day at the new job.

A&S: opaque and lively creamsicle-orange colored beer. A white fizzy head that pours and finger and dies to a ring. Huge chunks of sediment (don't think I have seen a canned beer like that before). Limes and tart peaches dominate the aroma.

T&M: The taste is pretty much what you would expect from a kettle sour (at least I think it is a kettle sour). Tart tropical fruits dominate the taste. Little bit grassy and peachy. The finish is sweet (many even a little salty) and refreshing. The feel is unique for the beer style, but still fitting. Smooth and silky even with a carbonation bite.

Overall: amazing look and feel to this beer, but besides that, I wouldn't consider this anything I would buy again.
Sep 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.09 by wmnaylor from New York

Sep 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.81 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Sep 07, 2020
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Flamingo Fruit Fight pours a pale yellow color, with a long lasting, lacing fizzy head. Fruit forward aroma, especially the passion fruit. Flavor is rich, lots of sweet tropical fruit, hints of lime, with a mild tartness mixed in. Good body and feel. Overall, strong on the fruit, with a mild tartness.
Sep 07, 2020
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
12 FL OZ can
Served in a pint glass

This beer pours pale yellow and hazy. It is topped with an inch of eggshell head that leaves some nice lacing.

The lime outshines the passionfruit in the smell. It smells like a lime gose with hints of passionfruit.

Once again the lime wins. I'll stick with the aroma assessment. It tastes like a lime gose with hints of passionfruit.

Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel

This is a tasty and refreshing beer. I feel the passionfruit is lacking. I would definitely purchase again. Great mouthfeel
Aug 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.24 by Hendry from Vermont

Aug 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.99 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Aug 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.83 by JuiceMan818 from California

Aug 04, 2020
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12oz can
PKGD 03/13/20
L: brilliant orange - opaque with a foamy off-white head
S: zesty lime & tart passion fruit
T: refreshing; lime & passion fruit, tart, sweet, and sour
M: light-to-medium body, moderate carbonation, tart finish
O: I avoided this one for so long...why?! It's so good!
Jul 31, 2020
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Reviewed by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A sweet metallic nose after the pour was golden. Taste was slightly sour and very fruity on the palate with strawberry overtones. I liked it a lot as it carried through with a ting.
Jul 29, 2020
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Reviewed by firesidewithphil from Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Flamingo FF is a refreshing blend of lime and passion fruit. It is cloudy, tart, and a celebration of the passion fruit and all things tropical. This one is on the sour end of the spectrum, but a great rendition from Bell's.

IG @firesidewithphil
Jul 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.91 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Jul 19, 2020
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cloudy pale orange appearance. Medium carbonation with a just slightly below average body.
Aroma is plenty of tropical fruit with citrus and citrus peel standing out. There's some wheat and malt also.
Taste is similar to fruit punch but this comes off not overly sweet,almost a little dry.
Overall it's very good, had an adult fruit punch aroma and taste
Jul 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.93 by Beersilio from Massachusetts

Jul 12, 2020
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz can into a pint glass. Canned 4/20/20, so 2 1/2 months old.

Dull pear/orange juice body. Initial very good white head quickly shrinks to a ring and faint covering. No lacing.

Tropical fruit aroma.

On tasting, it's nice and tart, easy drinking, thirst quenching. Passion fruit comes through, but the lime is very understated, which I appreciate. Nicely crafted.

Mouth between full and medium, finish tart and fruity.

Overall, good drink for the warmer weather.
Jul 06, 2020
Flamingo Fruit Fight from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 208 ratings