Doom Tree
Fonta Flora Brewery

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4.01 | pDev: 7.48%
Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
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Notes: Collaboration with Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.

Kölsch-style lagerbier brewed with local elderflower and fresh lemon zest.

Mashed with a thoughtful blend of local barley and local wheat malt. Steeped on heaps of locally foraged elderflowers. Fermented cool with our preferred house lager yeast strain. Conditioned cold for many weeks until crisp and crushable. Aged additionally on fresh, hand zested lemons. Inspired by St. Germain Liqueur and crushable summertime lagerbiers, we share a unique agricultural kinship with the folks at AZ Wilderness and are damn pleased to offer up this seasonal crusher
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a relatively clear medium straw yellow in color with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint pale golden yellow + pale yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy foamy bright white head that reduces to a handful of small patches of thin film surrounded by a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grainy + cracker malts with a light to moderate amount of light fruit (white grape + apple) sweetness underneath light aromas of herbal + spicy hops. Light aromas of citrus/lemon zest and just a hint of floral/elderflower notes.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of cracker + grainy malts with a light to moderate amount of light fruit (white grape + apple) sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of citrus/lemon zest and a hint of floral/elderflower. Finally there is a slightly heavier than light flavor of herbal +spicy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away leaving a relatively clean finish.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Initially slightly crisp with a relatively clean finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a crisp + clean + refreshing mouthfeel. Enjoyable and the additions of lemon zest and elderflower definitely complement the base kölsch style beer.

Sep 13, 2020
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nick_perry from North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bright yellow color. Rising bubbles. Thin white head with a lot of retention. A bit of a yeast note. Extremely floral. Hint of citrus, but it by no means takes this beer in the direction of the sour category. Some nutty notes too, which are unexpected for the style, but welcomed. Enough flavor complexity to make it interesting, but still stays true to its kolsch identity.

Aug 09, 2020
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unlikelyspiderperson from California

4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a lovely clear straw with a thin head that dissipates almost instantly. Looks like beer.
Smell is lightly bready and pleasantly floral with just a touch of citrus tartness on the tail. Really lovely blend of aromas.
Taste has sharp bright citrus notes in the front balanced well by soft cracker and smooth buttery notes. The flavor is wonderfully balanced, keeping the generally bright, crisp character of the style while bringing in some pleasantly soft floral, honey, and light diacetyl notes just enough to open up the more typical kolsch profile without losing it's center.
Mouthfeel is pleasant and crisp. Nice light body with little carbonation and a smooth finish.
Overall this is a really wonderful kolsch. The elderflower and lemon zest do not drag the flavor strongly in one direction but rather broaden the whole palate quite pleasantly. Wonderfully easy to drink and deceptively simple. Really enjoyable.

Nov 15, 2019
Doom Tree from Fonta Flora Brewery
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