Paradise Now
Trimtab Brewing Company

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From:
Trimtab Brewing Company
 
Alabama, United States
Style:
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #76
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,393
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 9.65%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
113
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sunday at 08:03 PM
Added:
Feb 07, 2014
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  28
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: Our award-winning Paradise Now Raspberry Berliner Weisse is a tart, refreshing wheat ale that is brewed with raspberry and tart cherry purée. Bready wheat notes provide a soft background and delicate mouthfeel, while the fruit and acidic flavors contrast to create a very refreshing, but undeniably unique summer style.

Whether you are a seasoned fan of sour beers, or a novice craft beer drinker, TrimTab Paradise Now is complex, yet light and accessible enough to be a rewarding beer for all.
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Rated: 3.91 by mattjp03 from Alabama

Sunday at 08:03 PM
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Got in an IP trade with hoptheology. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours slightly hazy golden yellow, light pink/orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing and streaming carbonation on the glass. Aromas of big juicy/jammy raspberries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, and lactic acid/funk/sourness. Taste follows with sour/jammy raspberry, fruit skin/seed, lemon, lime, green apple, white wine, hay, straw, wood, pepper, wheat, cracker, and lacto funk/yeast earthiness. Moderate tart/sourness, tangy fruit, and herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish. High carbonation, light body, and crisp/clean/refreshing finish. Balanced grainy malt, lactic acid, and fruit tang/tannin in the mouthfeel. Minimal pucker or lingering acid on the clean finish. Spot on Berliner with plenty of authentic fruit flavor, without overpowering the base style aspects.
Nov 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.8 by smithj4 from New York

Aug 12, 2022
 
Rated: 3.98 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Aug 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.01 by metter98 from New York

Aug 12, 2022
 
Rated: 3.91 by rorjets from Connecticut

Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.73 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Nov 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.35 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Nov 04, 2021
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a berry juice color with a two finger head that slowly fades to a film; shards and spots are left behind

Smell: Slightly sweet and slightly tart raspberry and cherry with sour wheat tones

Taste: Light raspberry and cherry notes with hints of both the sweet and tart elements; the finish is slightly sour

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: A light and refreshing Berliner; I could drink this all afternoon

Thanks, NolaHopHead, for the opportunity
Oct 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.78 by jt_thomas18 from Tennessee

Aug 31, 2021
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Wow! 1st to review this one. Part of a swap with @Davidstan. Thank you!
Pouring a cold 12 oz can into my chalice. 21147 datestamp on can...not sure what that means.
The beer exudes a strawberry pink and amber color with fizzy eggshell white head of .5 cm. Clarity is fairly hazy.
This fades to a surface layer quickly, but remains there throughout sampling.
Aroma is mild overall but dominated by raspberries and hints of wheat bread. The berry is both sweet and tart, but tart is more assertive. No hop presence. Do they even use hops in this beer?
First sip reveals a light crisp beer with a bit of sticky mouthfeel. Maybe from fruit. Not a common combo of physical feels, but it works here.
Flavor is what I expect from style and nose. I get sweet berry up front then some wheat bread notes, maybe more crackery than bread. Rolls to some tart berry on the finish. This tartness lingers a bit after the swallow. Not really acidic or heavy sour, no hop presence and of course ABV hidden.
Quite a nice berliner. Not something I normally drink, but glad I have a second can in the fridge.
Aug 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.74 by ImperatorScab from Tennessee

Jul 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by animal69 from Louisiana

Jun 29, 2021
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
12oz can from Toby at share. Medium golden pour with a small, tight foamy head. Light berries in the aroma, hint of tart. Taste is raspberries, and it finishes very dry.
Mar 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.61 by markallmon from Tennessee

Feb 21, 2021
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Reviewed by GarrettB from Colorado

3.24/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
May 19th, 2016 - A bright and fruit forward Berliner Weisse, the Paradise Now has a lot to like, and works actively against my discriminatory attitude towards fruit beers. The smell is definitely on the sweeter side, but the flavor permits a healthier balance, with a watery touch and some passion fruit. There's also watermelon in abundance, but not overwhelming. Quite tasty!
Sep 30, 2020
 
Rated: 3.77 by bret27 from California

Aug 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.58 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Jul 19, 2020
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Reviewed by dcotom from Iowa

4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 12-ounce can into a glass tumbler. Pours a slightly hazy dark orange, with reddish-orange highlights and a thick, billowy white head that left some spotty lacing as it settled. Aromas and flavors of raspberry and sour cherry dominate. This is light-to-medium in body, with an understated bitterness (7 IBU) and a mostly dry finish with some tart fruit lingering on the palate. The fruit contributes a pleasant dimension of flavor complexity to this beer. Overall, this is an outstanding beer and well worth seeking out.
Jul 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.09 by bongobeer from Alabama

May 27, 2020
 
Rated: 3.08 by jbehlar from Mississippi

Apr 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Mar 12, 2020
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Reviewed by jmc65267 from Georgia

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Wow really liked this! Great flavor with a great smell and a pretty great feel as well. I got this in a mix pack and I’m glad I selected it. Definitely get it again.
Jan 30, 2020
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Brewery pour.

Pink-red blush with a creamy pink head.

Aroma is full of ripe raspberries. Actually more like raspberry sorbet. A hint of mint. Wonderful.

Flavor is decidedly sour instead of sweet, but really brings those raspberries. Holy cow. If you like raspberries, you will LOVE this beer. Incredible. Raspberry - earthy, dirty, seeds, sherbet, following with slight vinegar, slight salt, and slight yeast cake.

Feel sticks to the palate and tongue, has an acidic quality, perfect carbonation, no alcohol heat, and brings joy.

Overall, a really tasty raspberry sour, a bit quiet on the sweet end but sour dirty raspberries is the name of the game here. Very well done.

Edit : Better on tap than in the can, but the can is still great. Buy this beer.
Jan 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.9 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Nov 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.83 by shivtim from Georgia

Nov 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.89 by Thanatosbat777 from Georgia

Nov 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by ruzzal from Texas

Aug 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.26 by drummerdwzp from Connecticut

Aug 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by vol4life88 from Tennessee

Aug 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Jun 21, 2019
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Rated by shegetslit from Tennessee

4.62/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
All time favorite beer. It's sour and sweet while being light. Just good to drink.
Jun 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.17 by bigedal60 from Alabama

Jun 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Jun 10, 2019
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a can. Pinkish color with a half inch of white head. Tart raspberry smell. Light body. Tastes of tart raspberries with a touch of lemon. Well done!
Apr 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.74 by samcham from Alabama

Mar 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Feb 06, 2019
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Reviewed by Give_Em_Ale from Alabama

4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I was never much of a sour beer fan until trying TrimTab's Euphoria Now / Passion Fruit & Guava. That quickly became my go-to Summer beer which then opened my mind up to the Paradise Now. Now you won't ever find my fridge or beach cooler without this Summer staple. Easy drinking and extremely refreshing. Even better on draft.
Dec 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by TheGent from New Jersey

Oct 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by Mikexw from New York

Oct 16, 2018
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 135 ratings