Athena Paradiso - Tart Cherry, Raspberry, Cranberry
Creature Comforts

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Creature Comforts
Georgia, United States
Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #36
Ranked #1,431
4.32 | pDev: 6.71%
Jun 02, 2022
Jan 25, 2016
Notes: None
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Photo of tonystanhope
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by tonystanhope from Florida

Super well-balanced. All aforementioned fruits are present, but none stick out in front of the other. Well done!

Jun 02, 2022
4.5 by aucanuck from Georgia on Jun 13, 2021
Photo of bret27
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by bret27 from California

Can courtesy of JohnnyHops.

Sep 20, 2020
4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland on May 10, 2020
4.04 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Apr 19, 2020
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

Appearance: Pours a moderately clouded, very berry-hued body with a deep pinkish, purplish red and half inch-high head given a little lick of pink.

Smell: Potent fruitiness in the aroma, raspberry and cherry mainly, though a good showing from the bog berries is noted, too. It's certainly more fruity and tart-scented than it is funky.

Taste: Fruity, jammy and tart with a sweet backing. Again, a heap of cherry, raspberry, but cranberry is present. Minimal malt and lactic fetid funk felt. Juicy with flourishes of Luden's Wild Cherry lozenges and Ocean Spray. Falls alongside many of today's beers that leaving you asking "Hey, where's the beer?" but isn't as overly sweet or painfully artificial as many of them tend to be.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: It's more juice than beer.

Apr 17, 2020
Photo of Rmiles
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Rmiles from Georgia

Thought it was very nice. I’m a big fan of sour style beers, I wish it was a bit more sour but overall just great.

Mar 22, 2020
4.25 by alexsergio from New York on Mar 15, 2020
Photo of BigGold
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BigGold from Mississippi

Had poured from 12-oz. can, stamped canned “ON: 03/25/19” and drink “BY: 07/23/19,” into chalice.

Beautiful salmon-pink beer with a short-lived 1/2-finger light-pink head. Surprisingly, not overly fruity, and a nice balance between tartness and malt cracker, with a more dry (very) than bitter finish.

Oct 26, 2019
4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Jun 22, 2019
4.48 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 21, 2019
Photo of Roguer
3.58/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Roguer from Connecticut

Absolutely fantastic lacing and head retention. Big fluffy off-white head (3-4 fingers from a strong but not turbulent pour), atop a hazy pinkish-orange body.

Incredibly juicy and mildly tart nose, slightly syrupy. Raspberry, cranberry, and cherry, as advertised. Only mild lacto sourness peaks out from behind all the fruit, and I don't get much in the way of tones I typically expect from the style, almost certainly due to the strength of the fruit presence.

Light and watery on the palate, light carbonation - less body than seltzer water. Pleasantly tart, not particularly sweet. All three fruit tones are balanced in roughly equal strengths. Decent pucker up front.

May 12, 2019
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4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

Presentation: 12 oz. can with the canning and best by dates printed on the bottom. Served in a Willi Becher glass.

Appearance: The thick, two finger head stays around for a while and settles into a foam layer. It leaves a lot of lacing in rings and patches all over the glass. It's a hazy, bright crimson color.

Smell: There's a lot of fruit aromas with some cherry, raspberries and cranberries. It also has some faint, musty damp wood and moss smells in the background.

Taste: It's tart and fruity with the cherries and raspberries taking most of the spotlight. There's some cranberries under there as well.

Mouthfeel: It's smooth, with a medium to full body and medium high carbonation. It's moderately cloying.

Overall: It's fruity and refreshing despite the thicker texture and cloying feeling it leaves. The aromas and flavors are very good and it looks fantastic.

May 11, 2019
4.83 by bhawk1 from Georgia on Apr 17, 2019
3.98 by T_Hass from Georgia on Mar 25, 2019
Photo of DBeal
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by DBeal from Georgia

Not a fan of Berliner Weisse beer, but this was good. On draft at Buffington’s in Milledgeville.

Mar 19, 2019
4 by rossracing from Illinois on Mar 12, 2019
Photo of Vidblain
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Vidblain from Minnesota

Beautiful color, nice nose - fruity and tart. Plenty of raspberry and cranberry, complementary tartness with light sourness, very fruity and refreshing. Excellent!

Nov 05, 2018
4.13 by Jmccanless from Georgia on Aug 18, 2018
4.1 by jbfarris from Georgia on Jul 11, 2018
Photo of 2beerdogs
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by 2beerdogs from California

Thanks to JBowenGeorgia for this ruby hued gem.
Poured from a can stamped 03/15/18.
Gorgeous and opaque, pink to raspberry in color. Fluffy head rises 2 inches or so, slowly recedes to a solid pink tinged white cap. Some clouds of clingy lacing. Ever so minuscule floaties appear. Not yeast sediment it appears to be not. Looks like tiny bits of raspberry.
Smell is amazingly fruity. Raspberry, raspberry, raspberry. And now that I'm searching, I can find hints of cranberry too. Yes, definitely. I could smell this all day.
But, I gotta taste this. Wow. It reallyy is a wash of the three fruits. Starts with cranberry and raspberry, but the cherry comes right in afterward. Moving it around in the mouth brings bright raspberry notes, then an earthy tart to sour cranberry takes over. The cherry is a bit smoother, rounds out towards the end, followed by a finishing swallow that brings back the coupling of cranberry and raspberry. Mildly acidic. Love this.
Mouthfeel is medium carbonation, slightly slick and acidic. Gives that nice "click" in the back of the mouth and tongue.
Overall, love this. I'd like to try any and all variants.

Jul 09, 2018
4.22 by Mikexw from New York on Jul 08, 2018
3.87 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Jun 21, 2018
Photo of Buck89
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Buck89 from Tennessee

Poured into a snifter. A bright and very hazy reddish-orange color with a large white head. Tart cherries and raspberries on the nose - I did not get any cranberry. Huge taste with a beautiful mix of the fruit. They played well together and accompanied the tartness nicely. Medium bodied and easy to drink. One of the best fruited Berliners that I can remember having.

May 11, 2018
4.14 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Apr 13, 2018
Photo of ovaltine
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ovaltine from Indiana

Pour looks like ruby red grapefruit with a frothy light pink head. The nose is raspberries, cranberries, and cherries, which is also the taste.

This is VERY reminiscent of the New Glarus fruit beers, which is a great thing. Phenomenal Berliner Weisse, IMHO.

Apr 12, 2018
4.31 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Apr 11, 2018
4.83 by godawgs from Louisiana on Apr 04, 2018
Photo of FFFjunkie
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by FFFjunkie from Illinois

Appearance is a cloudy ruby red/pink with 1.5 fingers of ever slight pink head.

Aroma is wheat, tart cranberries, cherries and raspberries. Maybe even a hint of lemon.

Taste follows nose to a tee. Wheat, tart cranberries, cherries and raspberries. A nice clean burst of lemon as well.

Feel is crisp, clean and teasingly dry. Refreshing.

Overall a fine example of a fruited Berliner. This one is pretty great and shows how well rounded Creature Comfort is.

Mar 26, 2018
Photo of Dragginballs76
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

Appearance -Pours bright cloudy candy red color with nice fluffy white head and great lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - The aroma is of wheat, tart cherry, and raspberry. There is also a faint mustiness to it, nice combination of tart and sweet.

Taste - Yeah the tart cherries/raspberries are right up front, great tart bite right off the bat that lingers for a bit. Lemon, light vinegar flavors are really well balanced.

Feel - Light bodied well carbonated fairly dry finish

Overall - This is a very well done beer, beautiful color great flavors and super easy drinking.

Mar 25, 2018
4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Mar 24, 2018
3.74 by Bum4ever from California on Mar 22, 2018
Photo of MagicJeff
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by MagicJeff from Georgia

Look: Murky faded ruby color with a murky body. egg shell white head. decent lacing left over.
Smell: Tart cherry, pepto-y, ripe jammy raspberry, sweet dessert dough.
Taste: raspberry forward to me. tart but not bracingly so. lemon juice. some young Burgundian vinous characteristics (i think this is earth and cranberry).
Feel: Drinkable, light-bodied. I don't think this is a thin beer by any means though. High carbonation makes it refreshing.
Overall: Solid offering from CC. I still think the Guava/passionfruit is my favorite Paradiso.

Mar 22, 2018
Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by The_Snow_Bird from Florida

Pours a bright pink color with a large white head on top. Gives off a cherry smell with a hint of wheat. Has a tart cherry/raspberry taste with a wheat finish.

Mar 21, 2018
Photo of russpowell
3.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by russpowell from Arkansas

Pours an effervescent pink with 3 fingers iof pink-ish head, Hazes up a bit. Okay head retention & lacing

S: Cherry & tartness

T: Follows the nose, much dryness, some acidity. Acidity picks up as this warms, tart cherry & lemon as well, some raspberry too. Finishes dry, tart, with some acidity & cherry

MF: Light/medium body with slight carbonation & a little enamel stripping acidity

Pretty refreshing, flavors don't quite pull together for greatness, not a suprise, not much on cranberries

Mar 18, 2018
4.14 by dcmchew from Romania on Nov 28, 2017
4.04 by eddiestep from Georgia on Oct 17, 2017
4.85 by Brewb4hoes from Georgia on Sep 20, 2017
4.42 by Grizzarky from Tennessee on Aug 28, 2017
4.31 by rbrefbeerman from California on Jul 12, 2017
Athena Paradiso - Tart Cherry, Raspberry, Cranberry from Creature Comforts
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 117 ratings