Coastal Sunshine
Humble Forager Brewery

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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #72
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Ranked #11,208
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 12.71%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
19
From:
Humble Forager Brewery
 
Wisconsin, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: Coastal Sunshine is brewed with barley, spelt, red and white wheat before souring with Forager Brewery’s lactobacillus blend. Fermented atop mouth watering passion fruit, drippy mango, ripe guava and juicy pineapple. This sour ale will transport you to a tropical paradise, no matter the season.
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Reviews by ogman:
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ogman from Pennsylvania

2.04/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Aug 09, 2020
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roadhouse from Florida

4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

May 21, 2020
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thinwhiteduke from Illinois

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

May 23, 2020
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argock from Virginia

3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

07/14/20 stamped on bottom of can. Poured into a nonic pint glass.

A: Very murky nectar + pudding turbidity, orange-banana hue, with 1-2 finger off-white head which disappeared quickly and leaves no lacing.

S: Intense tropical fruit aroma with banana, pineapple, guava, and orange

T: Flavor is straight up fruit salad juice with banana, pineapple, guava, mango, and orange. Not really much beer character though and not much if any sourness.

M: Surprisingly light despite the appearance with medium body and low carbonation.

O: Wish it was more tangy-sour and tasted more like beer.

Aug 11, 2020
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 17, 2020
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Eman17 from Illinois

4.57/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Jul 25, 2020
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Scottsbeer from Florida

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 08, 2020
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Gambyt20 from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jul 27, 2020
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jschott75 from Illinois

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

May 17, 2020
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Phosgene_Simmons from Wisconsin

3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: I'm not familiar with the appearance criteria of a fruit beer, but I can tell you I have never seen a beer that looks like this. It's a fruit smoothie. Pink-orange body, much like the thick, yet transient, head. It is quite pulpy, to the point of seeing large pulp matter condensing on the glass as the head dissipates after an aggressive pour. It looks very similar to what you might see if you are drinking a glass of tomato juice.

S: The most pungent aroma I pick up is straight up grapefruit. There is not grapefruit in this beer, however. At least not according to the label. Only "Pink dragonfruit, passion fruit, mango, pineapple, and pink guava. I'm not familiar with pink dragonfruit, but maybe it is similar to grapefruit? Either way, there is an unmistakable grapefruit aroma. I can pick up the pineapple as well, not so much the mango. There is a general ambiguous tropical fruitiness

T: Fruity of course. According to the label this is a"fruited sour". It is interesting that the "sour" presence doesn't really show itself for at least a second or two after the drink. Even then it is fairly mellow, and completely overpowered by the candy store it is losing it's courageous battle with.

F: This one is thicker than a bowl a oatmeal. I would compare the feel to a bloody mary more so than another beer.

O: I enjoy this one, but just one. In the future I will probably share with a friend.

Aug 23, 2020
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sd123 from Texas

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 23, 2020
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adosen01 from Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

May 22, 2020
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npolachek from New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks like orange concentrate. Tastes more like a fruit drink than a beer. Tastes of passion fruit, mango, orange juice. Absolutely loaded with cirtus fruit.

Aug 13, 2020
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robotic_being from Florida

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 26, 2020
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jimmah120 from Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

16oz can stamped 06/17/20

Looks like unfiltered carrot and grapefruit juice, almost no head, just orange-pink bubbles that fade after an agressive pour. Smells light - citrus and lactic acid. Tastes like a great sour fruit juice, with a bite of carbonation and slight alcohol in the finish. Thickest beer I have maybe ever sampled

Simply delicious

Jun 27, 2020
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lemmy187 from Missouri

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 12, 2020
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gatornation from Minnesota

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

Pours an orange juice color. Smell is orange juice, wheat And fruit. Taste is garden dank citrus its tart and fresh some yeast and a sweet finish. Mouth feel tart and sweet very fruity.

Jul 19, 2020
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jmh21 from Minnesota

4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jun 19, 2020
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a snifter glass. Had an orange color and a viscous, almost orange juice-like consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not a whole lot of lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of tropical fruit, citrus fruit, wheat, and yeast.

T: Tasted of bit of wheat (a subtle presence), a good shot of citrus fruit (orange, in particular), light yeast notes (present throughout, though muted by the other ingredients), a slightly musty quality, and a lot of tropical fruit (guava, mango, and pineapple). This is a sweet, juicy and interesting flavor. Quite tasty.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A well made, easy to drink beer. Worth a try.

May 06, 2020
Coastal Sunshine from Humble Forager Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 19 ratings