Stone Fruit Mantis
Watermark Brewing Co.

Stone Fruit MantisStone Fruit Mantis
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Style:
Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour
ABV:
5.6%
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4.28 | pDev: 0%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
2
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Watermark Brewing Co.
 
Michigan, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Stone Fruit MantisStone Fruit Mantis
Notes: American Sour with stone fruit.
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superspak from Ohio

4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 8/2017. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy pale golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge sour/tart/tangy red cherries, peach, plum, nectarine, apricot, fruit skin/pits, lychee, lemon, lime, pear, mango, melon, berries, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of peppercorn, leathery/musty/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Amazing aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of stone fruits, fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge sour/tart/tangy red cherries, peach, plum, nectarine, apricot, fruit skin/pits, lychee, lemon, lime, pear, mango, melon, berries, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of peppercorn, leathery/musty/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness, fruit tang, and light Brett spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sour/tart/tangy red cherries, peach, plum, nectarine, apricot, fruit skin/pits, lychee, lemon, lime, pear, mango, melon, berries, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, peppercorn, leathery/musty/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of stone fruits, fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/sourness and tangy fruit balance; with minimal puckering flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tart/sourness, tangy fruit, and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and moderately grainy/acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.6%. Overall this is an amazing fruited sour/wild ale! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of stone fruits, fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp to drink with the modestly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish; not overly lactic. Amazing balance of super juicy/jammy stone fruits and Brett/Bacteria complexity; with a nice pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity for the ABV. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp acidic/tangy dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and top tier quality style example.

Aug 10, 2019
Stone Fruit Mantis from Watermark Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 2 ratings