Sour Face
Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co

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Style:
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #218
ABV:
5%
Score:
89
Ranked #16,366
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 7.69%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
22
From:
Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  5
SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes: Fermented with kiwi and raspberry to create a delicately layered sweet, tart, and refreshing beer.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 22 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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KRug from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned 8/28/20

I always see this one at the liquor store but generally avoid it for the price tag, but I was feeling adventurous the other day. Let's see if I made the right choice

Like many berliners, this is really attractive on the pour, with a slightly cloudy, deep ruby red glow with a finger of pink tinted head that fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

The nose here really reminds me of Lindemans Framboise, as it's primarily juicy raspberries. I don't pick up on any kiwi, but there are other notes of strawberry, crackery malt, and a touch of raw sugar

The front end is dominated by tart raspberry and strawberry, but nothing too puckering. However, a puckering lactic sour comes in right before the swallow, livening it up and preparing for finishing notes of dry berries and wheat

While this is light bodied and refreshing, the sweetness and lack of carbonation makes it a bit too sticky for my liking, but it is still quite drinkable

This is a pretty good berliner, just not worth the $4 I paid for the can. I guess that can be chalked up to hype and location of the brewery. Oh well, still tasty

Oct 05, 2020
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Hibernator from Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sour Face
16 oz. can
Jet Ink on the bottom of the can: Bottled 6/12/20
Served in a glass flute

I picked up a single of this beer earlier this evening for $3.49 for the pint

Pours a bright and vibrant red with a foamy white head on top that dissipates rather quickly

Fruity nose with some funky whiffs

First sip uncovers fruity flavors, think a strawberry puree mixed with Welch's white grape juice. The finish is chalky and dry to uncover a blend of tartness and juicy flavors. This beer was reminiscent of a liquid version of those Fun Dip sugar stick candies you'd have when you were a kid.

Jul 23, 2020
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ButterMelon from Massachusetts

3.29/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.5

Wow. All I can say is this beer tastes like celery. Very pungent celery flavor, if you love celery so much that you want to drink it, this beer is for you. I don't know why it says raspberry on the can, because it literally tastes exactly like celery.

Oct 28, 2018
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DBosco from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deeply colored raspberry red with a filmy slightly lacy head. Smell is also fruity, raspberries and I guess kiwis which are the other fruit ingredient. Taste is similar in sourness to Mikeller beers of this style - just a little tart. Taste is fruity with the raspberries and the kiwi less distinctive. Feel is very fluid, with moderate carbonation, so it is pretty typical for this fruity style. Overall, a refreshing tart weissbier with pretty good fruit flavors. Could be a good introduction to this kind of beer since it doesn't have any particular weaknesses. Pint can dated a month ago by the date on bottom, somewhat pricey in a four pack; local brewery and it was probably refrigerated most of the time since I got it from a refrigerated shelf.

Aug 17, 2018
Sour Face from Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 22 ratings