Rhinegeist Brewery

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3.65 | pDev: 7.95%
Rhinegeist Brewery
Ohio, United States
Notes: Pomegranate, blueberry and lime collide in an effervescent blend of ruby red refreshment. Luscious, slightly tart and full-bodied, Slangria sows scarlet seeds of juicy delight.
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3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to C.O. for this 12 oz. can, one of many from fantasy baseball that are currently cluttering my beer fridge. In a good way.

The pour is precisely like looking through a garnet in good light. Just as advertised, the nose brings berry & tart.

Slangria! The world needs more light, low ABV, fruit beers to replace the likes of Bartles & James liter bottles from my misspent youth. Tons of pomegranate, low-key blueberry, with a touch of lime on the finish, with the sweetness offset by a gentle tart kick in the finish. Doesn’t quite reach fizzy, but it’s close. The tartness doesn’t quite offset the sweetness – splitting the can with my wife is enough.

Most fruit beers are abject failures – this one is good. Solid.

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3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taking a fruity approach to ale in much the same way wine people do, Rhinegeist notices the similarities between fruit-centric ales and equally as fruity sangria.

Putting their own spin on an apple, pomegranate, blueberry and lime infused ale, Slangria pours a blueberry stained ruby, purple and maroon color with a loose quick froth. As a flood of fruity fills the nose, a branch ripe scent of dark berries are front and center with notions of wine and cider to follow. A light musty scent precedes as sweeter juicebox maltiness with hints of agave, taffy and hard candy in tow.

The middle palate holds much of the same taste texture as the upfront impressions as the fruit juices continue to splash the tastebuds. Its creaminess subsides and its tartness fills in the voids with a strong fruit wine impression. Tart, tangy and approaching sourness, the beer shows tremendous restraint from joining the gose fold to remain a tried and true fruit beer.

Cider and lime roll into the finish making a lasting mark of cider and citrus in the absence of hop bitterness. A light peppery pectin bite adds a tannin balance as a medium long aftertaste of fruit juice remnants continue to reward the palate even late. But in the end, the simplicity of the beer has us wanting greater sourness and complexity.

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Slangria from Rhinegeist Brewery
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 8 ratings