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
ABV:
5%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 11.63%
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
208
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 07, 2022
Added:
Aug 20, 2018
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  18
Tart ale brewed with passionfruit and lime.

Formerly called "Larry’s Latest Flamingo Fruit Fight".
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Ratings by NickMunford:
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Rated by NickMunford from Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 14, 2021
More User Ratings:
 
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
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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