Thursday, September 1, 2016

Southern Tier 3 Citrus Peel Out

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20ChadPolenz (1680) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 29A Fruit Beer (base style: 22D Wheatwine)

AROMA: Strong grapefruit and flowers. Sweet, sherbet-like nose. Wheat is present as a background note. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Pale orange, hazy gold hue. CO2 constantly visible. Small, white foam mostly dissipates though there is some lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: General wheat presence up front quickly followed by blood orange juice. Sweetness from the juice with a slight candy flavor. At the apex it becomes tart as the grapefruit and tangerine peels emerge. Hops mostly invisible. 16/20

MOUTHFEEL: Surprisingly crisp for the style and potency. Medium bodied; consistently smooth. Alcohol is well masked - no warmth or flavor. Clean aftertaste. Refreshing while in the mouth. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Works great as fruit beer but not so much as an imperial wheat ale. Dangerously drinkable. 8/10


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

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