Dragon Fruit Berliner
Perrin Brewing Co.

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Style:
Berliner Weisse
ABV:
4.5%
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Avg:
3.41 | pDev: 10.85%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
8
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Perrin Brewing Co.
 
Michigan, United States
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4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours crystal clear ruby reddish orange/amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky light pink head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of juicy/tart/tangy dragon fruit, kiwi, berries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, passion fruit, melon, apricot, red/green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread dough; with lighter notes of peppercorn, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dragon fruit, kiwi, citrus/fruity/earthy hops, and pale/wheat malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of juicy/tart/tangy dragon fruit, kiwi, berries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, passion fruit, melon, apricot, red/green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread dough; with lighter notes of peppercorn, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang; and herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy dragon fruit, kiwi, berries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, passion fruit, melon, apricot, red/green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, peppercorn, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dragon fruit, kiwi, citrus/fruity/earthy hops, and pale/wheat malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/tartness and tangy fruit balance. Mild lingering bitter astringency, but not overwhelming. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tartness, fruit tang, and bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/acidic/tangy/sticky, and fairly crisp balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very good fruited/hopped Berliner. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dragon fruit, kiwi, citrus/fruity/earthy hops, and pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/refreshing to drink with the mellowly acidic/tangy/drying finish, not overly lactic. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Well balanced between, juicy fruits, Lacto, and Australian hops; with a great pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity for the ABV. Could have done without the lingering astringent bitterness; but a very enjoyable offering, and well made style example otherwise.

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3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass; no can dating, but is a recent release. Pours crystal clear ruby reddish orange/amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky light pink head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of juicy/tart/tangy dragon fruit, kiwi, berries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, passion fruit, melon, apricot, red/green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread dough; with lighter notes of peppercorn, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dragon fruit, kiwi, citrus/fruity/earthy hops, and pale/wheat malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of juicy/tart/tangy dragon fruit, kiwi, berries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, passion fruit, melon, apricot, red/green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread dough; with lighter notes of peppercorn, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang; and herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy dragon fruit, kiwi, berries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, passion fruit, melon, apricot, red/green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, peppercorn, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dragon fruit, kiwi, citrus/fruity/earthy hops, and pale/wheat malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/tartness and tangy fruit balance. Mild lingering bitter astringency, but not overwhelming. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tartness, fruit tang, and bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/acidic/tangy/sticky, and fairly crisp balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very good fruited/hopped Berliner. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dragon fruit, kiwi, citrus/fruity/earthy hops, and pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/refreshing to drink with the mellowly acidic/tangy/drying finish, not overly lactic. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Well balanced between, juicy fruits, Lacto, and Australian hops; with a great pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity for the ABV. Could have done without the lingering astringent bitterness; but a very enjoyable offering, and well made style example otherwise.

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Dragon Fruit Berliner from Perrin Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 8 ratings