Broadacres With Raspberries | Phantom Carriage

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Brewed by:
Phantom Carriage
California, United States
phantomcarriage.com

Style: Berliner Weisse

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by 2beerdogs on 12-01-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.84%
 
 
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Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Where the traditional sour ale of the Berliner region would balance its acidity with fruit or herb syrups, the brewery of Phantom Carriage recognizes that modern palates prefer the full acidity but would still appreciate the fruit aspects of a syrup addition.

Their Broadacres series now embraces raspberries and it starts with a cloudy rosé wine and peachy body and a scant broken froth. Its rustic appearance leads into a scent of brisk and brine with citrus, berry, cider, wine and a briny scent of the sea. A moderate but underlying sweetness of sourdough, taffy and light pastry crust.

And then as the sweetness drops out from the ale, the rapid build of sourness pours onto the middle palate. It brings its own natural crabapple and lime acidity along with secondary notes of lemon, white grape, gooseberry, guava, kiwi and honeydew. But the overcast of raspberries bring a tangy, slightly robust "red" flavor in the form of cranberry and strawberry as well. A winey late palate re-invites a earthy notion of sea brine, damp burlap and citrus rind.

Medium light, the beer's foundation of wheat along with a bolder red berry character makes the mind think a more bold body is present, but the peppery wine notes, brisk acidity and drying berry twang all suggests something lighter. In the end, the finish is quick with a peppery ling of berry skins and a yogurt-like twang shining into a medium short aftertaste.

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Photo of SierraFlight
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leroybrown10
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale pink tinted gold with lots of haze. Might have raspberry seeds in it. Small head vanishes quick with no lacing.

Aroma is raspberry, lemon, and lacto.

Quite tart flavors of raspberry, citrus, and lacto. Just a hint of sweet underneath, reminds me of strawberry.

Light body with crisp carbonation. Tart and fruity.

Very nice fruited berlinerweisse. Crisp, flavorful, and tart.

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Photo of Wolberjs
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AleHunter805
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Raziel313
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Broadacres With Raspberries from Phantom Carriage
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 11 ratings