Full Sail Chris’s Summer Delight (Brewer’s Share)

I decided to do another review last night as well. I picked this one up at Spirits Unlimited as well. I hadn’t seen it before and I’ve really been into Berliner Weissbiers. The funny thing is that Katie actually likes them too. I’ve been craving one ever since I had the Funky Buddha ones at Monk’s. They were the best examples I’ve ever had. The Key Lime one is actually in my top 5 beers of all time. Although I doubt that this one will live up to them, hopefully this one is decent.

ABV: 4%

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The third beer in the series ‘Chris’s Summer Delight’ developed by Brewer, Chris Haveman will be released in 22oz. bottles and on draft in June. When asked what his inspiration was for this beer Haveman responded, ‘Chris’s Summer Delight’ was inspired by my love of summer. When I found out that my beer was going to be brewed at the beginning of summer, I immediately thought of the perfect style, a Berliner Weiss. This is an easy drinking unfiltered beer made with 50% wheat malt, a tiny amount of hersbruker hops and a touch of lactic acid to give it a refreshing tartness. Chris’ diagnosis is ‘D-licious.’ Served straight this style has a sour tartness with a dry finish. A German tradition is to offer a splash of sweet woodruff syrup, called Waldmeister, for a fresh herbal character and a bright green color or sweet red raspberry syrup to provide a striking red beer with raspberry overtones. The syrups help to mellow to the sharpness and acidity of the beer.”

Random: I was watching tv yesterday and found a show that was interviewing a woman with the largest natural breasts in the world. They weighed a combined 85 pounds and her bra size was 102 ZZZ. There are no words.

This one poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear light orange color with a huge amount of carbonation. The nose had some tart lemon and a little bit of honey sweetness. I also got some yeast to it, but the lemon tartness really took center stage. The taste was up front with lemon tartness but then goes onto honey sweetness which was unexpected. I also got notes of wet hay and yeast. The finish was quick with some lemon. This was thicker than I expected with lots of carbonation. It wasn’t really fair to this beer for me to compare it to last Berliner Weissbiers that I’ve had. Had I not had those, I would think this was a decent example of the style. It went down easily and was enjoyable, but I wasn’t digging that sweet note in it. With that in mind, it’s worth a try but not the best of the style that you’ll find.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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