Rainbow Sherbet
Angry Chair Brewing

Rainbow SherbetRainbow Sherbet
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Style:
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #22
ABV:
5%
Score:
94
Ranked #3,394
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 6.25%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
43
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Angry Chair Brewing
 
Florida, United States
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Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
94
Outstanding
Rainbow SherbetRainbow Sherbet
Notes: Berliner Weisse with Pineapple, Raspberry, and Citrus Zest.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 43
Photo of macrosmatic
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Todes for hooking me up with this bottle! Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Hazy to turbid orangish gold. Forms a two-finger white foamy head that fades fairly quickly. A good amount of visible carbonation - not a huge blush of carbonation at first, but there’s a long-lasting steady stream of bubbles up the sides and right through the center of the glass.

S: Lactic tart, lemon-lime citrus, and citric acid. Tropical fruits – pineapple, I guess, over a bit of underripe berry. A mild funk lurks under the light cracker malts. A nice aroma – it really does smell like you remember.

T: Lactic tart and citric acid again...I get mostly lime with a milder lemony bite. Some pineapple and accompanying acid. I'm not picking up much if any raspberry or strawberry here. Maybe a bit of tart raspberries as it sits and warms a bit. Light cracker malts underpinning. A dry lime citric acid and Lactobacillus tart in the hang. NOTE: I do think the raspberry flavors get more noticeable as the beer warms some.

M: A light body with good carbonation sensation for style. Minimal if any alcohol presence.

O: Tasty enough for sure, and with the power of suggestion it raises the reminiscence of rainbow sherbet. But it’s not a humongous difference from the (also excellent) Mojito Gose. But quite appealing and tasty and “Florida”.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Angry Chair. Served in a snifter glass. Pours a murky, pulpy watermelon-like colour, one finger white head, short retention. Not much lacing. Smell is berry, lactose, a bit of salt, lactic acid, a bit more fruit. Bits of orange and lemon as well. Interesting. Tons of fruit. Flavour follows, tons of fruit, a bit of lactic acid, pretty much following the rainbow. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, pulpy and creamy, nice body which doesn't quite make it to daiquiri level, thankfully.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, red session. Aroma is tart and floral, makes me think of jelly beans. Taste is sour, floral, fruity, dry, light bodied and easy drinking.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.84/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Angry Chair. Hazy pinkish body. Like pink grapefruit juice. Smells nice. Raspberry and pineapple. Grain and lemon acidity. Tastes of lemon lime sourness. A little raspberry. Grainy and tart, but never all that sour. Light body. Easy drinking and very tasty.

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Photo of IAmThird
4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The color is a of rose - tawny look with the typical haze associated with weissebiers.

The aroma is bang on for what they were looking to achieve: It has that fruity smell with a lactic backing typical of a rainbow sherbet pop we remember as kids with no diacetyl, hop aroma or malt. For this reason, I give it 5 points.

The taste then takes you to that souring effect that's a classic component of a Berliner with the rainbow notes lingering.

The feel is light and a bit acidic which is again, a component of Berliners and it has a good bit of carbonation.

If you love Berliners, this beer is up your alley and should be on your list.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.24/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Muddled pastel red-orange with a thin white ring.

Smell is weird and kind of off-putting, like cleaning solution, with orange, and lemon-lime popsicle.

Taste is tart lemon-lime, orange, and Pixy Stix.

Light, crisp, and just weird overall. Not funky, just not developed. But yes, if you're looking for a sherbet-like beer, this is the one. I guess I never really liked sherbet, and, oh, by the way, it seems I also never realized there was no BERT in sherbet, so this was a valuable learning experience.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice hazy pink in color with a white head. Can smell lemon and orange citrus. Had a citrus taste with a graham cracker aftertaste. It goes down really easy.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: beautiful golden color with nearly no head, all most a little oily which made for a beautiful beer.
Smell: funky citrus, lemon, orange and a hint of raspberry
Taste: you get the orange and Lemon, than comes some funk and a finish of raspberry
Feel: funky, fresh, clean, medium body and carbination, super light

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Rainbow Sherbet from Angry Chair Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 43 ratings