Athena Paradiso W/ Cranberry, Raspberry, Tart Cherry | Creature Comforts

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Athena Paradiso W/ Cranberry, Raspberry, Tart CherryAthena Paradiso W/ Cranberry, Raspberry, Tart Cherry
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Creature Comforts
Georgia, United States
creaturecomfortsbeer.com

Style: Berliner Weisse

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by thatoneguymike on 01-25-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,030
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
99
pDev:
6.68%
 
 
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Photo of Jmccanless
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jbfarris
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Mikexw
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
3.87/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buck89
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of godawgs
4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FFFjunkie
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
3.74/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MagicJeff
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of russpowell
3.92/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of dcmchew
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of eddiestep
4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewb4hoes
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Grizzarky
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Annie-Vogel
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MFMB
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well first off this thing looks spectacular poured into my MFMB snifter. A bright raspberry red with minimal head. Nose is of berries, cranberries, guava and sweet dough. Taste of tart fruityness. Selection of berries and guava. Clean dry tart finish. It really is a beautiful beer. The color alone will have you hooked.

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Athena Paradiso W/ Cranberry, Raspberry, Tart Cherry from Creature Comforts
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 99 ratings