Abby Popsicle (Andall) With Lychee, Blood Orange, Calamondin | The Answer Brewpub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Answer Brewpub
Virginia, United States
theanswerbrewpub.com

Style: Berliner Weisse

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by malfunxion on 06-06-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
1
Ratings:
11
pDev:
7.03%
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 1
Reviews by RyanTheLion13:
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4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of orangesol
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of darktronica
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I was unfamiliar with calamondin, a Filipino hybrid between a mandarin orange and a kumquat. The flavor profile totally makes sense once I looked this up, as the pungent aroma of grapefruit and tart kumquat stands out on the nose well above the more subtle lychee notes. On the flavor profile, this is much the same, with a lot of kumquat and citrus pith, some blood orange, and only hints or lychee. The berliner base contributes a high degree of tart acidity, complemented by the intense citrus bitterness of the calamondin. I would recommend allowing it to warm up a bit to allow the sweetness of the lychee to emerge a bit more; it never becomes prominent, but it does provide a nice counterpoint.

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Photo of malfunxion
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
3.85/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.98/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey3236
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Abby Popsicle (Andall) With Lychee, Blood Orange, Calamondin from The Answer Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 11 ratings