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
Pale orange, hazy gold hue. CO2 constantly visible. Small, white foam
mostly dissipates though there is some lacing. 2/3
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
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 a wheatwine. Dangerously drinkable. 8/10
TOTAL SCORE: 39/50
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.