When I first got into beer, I was surprised that Yards didn’t offer any sort of fruit beer. I was really into fruit beers at the time, so I was specifically looking for them. But, I’ve always been a fan of Yards beers and tried to get my hands on new ones that come out. I picked up a six-pack of this one awhile back because the lawyer really enjoys fruit beers, so I thought she’d like to give this one a go. Let’s see if I liked it as much she did.
Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We brew each batch with over 3,000 pounds of fresh raspberries and both sour and sweet cherries. The addition of fruit prior to fermentation makes this crisp ale tart instead of sweet. It’s pink in color of course, light-bodied, and refreshing with delicate, delectable berry aromas. We’ll bet the farm that there’s no better autumn seasonal around.”
Random: The breeze is the only thing that is making the sudden heat wave bearable for me.
This brew poured with a three finger, white head that dissipated slowly but left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear dark amber with a pink tinge that had some visible carbonation. The nose had tart raspberries with some cranberry as well. I guess you could say that it had cherries too, but I tend to find them all to smell very similar. The taste was nice. It had tart raspberries that were lip puckering, with some wheat and cherries, but tart fruit was the star. The body was on the medium side of thickness with moderate carbonation. The flavor lasted a very long time through the finish with lots of tart fruit. This was a really good beer and very drinkable. I would love to have this brew in the summer, it would be a real thirst quencher. I would definitely search this one out.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0