Alcohol And Aphorisms

Brodies Vs Brewdog

Brewdog: Brodies Tayberry Berliner Weisse (Scotland: Fruit Berliner Weisse: 5.17% ABV)

Visual: Very hazy. Creamed white thin head. Bruised apricot flesh colour.

Nose: Tart. Elderberry. Raspberry. Gooseberry. Bruised peach.

Body: Lemon cheesecake/Lemon curd. Gooseberry. Very soft. Light shortbread. Tart but sweet. Strawberry. Apricot.

Finish: Lemon sherbet frothing up. Very fresh. Custard sweet traces. Dried apricot. Berry tartness. Gooseberry. Passion fruit.

Conclusion: I’ve used the term “Holographic flavours” before, when a beer has a range of flavours that seems beyond what the beer should contain. It comes up a lot with sours and lambics as it feels like the sharpness of the beer is tricking you into experiencing shimmering evanescent flavours. Despite the indication of deception the term is meant as a compliment for the sheer amazing experience such a beer brings.

Which is a long winded way of saying, wow, how fruity is this beer? Tart berries, lemon sherbet, and…

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