I’ve been a fan of Troegs since I got into craft beer. I feel like since breweries are popping up so quickly, Troegs isn’t getting as much attention as they used to. Despite that, I was very excited to give this beer a try. Since they’ve moved, they have put a lot more attention onto their sour and oak aged beers.
Style: American Wild Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Each spring, the sudden flowering of cherry blossoms serves as a reminder: What’s ordinary one day may dazzle the next. In Mortal Cherry, what starts as a pie-crust-like blend of wheat and pilsner malt is wholly transformed by a union of cherries. Balaton add notes of sweet pit fruit and cinnamon, while Montmorency keep this Pennsylvania Wild Ale delicate and tart. We taste: tart cherries, flaky pie crust, hint of cinnamon”
Random: I’m starting to see Troegs’s corked and caged offerings more regularly in Jersey City.
The beer poured with a one finger, pink head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a deep maroon color with limited carbonation visible. There was also some cloudiness as well. The nose was filled with oak and cherry. The cherry was more of a tart cherry as opposed to overwhelmingly jammy, which was pleasing. The taste started with some tart cherry juice and then went into cinnamon and nutmeg and some oak and vanilla. The body was on the lighter side with generous carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with cherry. I enjoyed this beer and would definitely have it again.
Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0