American strong ale ‘fruited’ with raspberry, blueberry and blackberry, thanks tderoeck for sharing. Loose, egg-white head, in practice not much more than some loose bubbles around the edge but this is undoubtedly due to the fact that the bottle had been open for quite some time; lightly hazy amberish copper-bronze robe with warm vermillion red glow. Aroma of ‘Roosvicée’ and, weirdly, strong pomegranate, next to caramel candy, mandarin, red apple, rosé wine and a grenadine-like whiff of ripe red raspberry or indeed sweet blackberry. Sweetish onset, lots of fructose from ripe berries, with a mild fruit acidity to it; typical softly sweet-spicy blueberry flavour mingled with raspberry and blueberry again forms a combo I find reminiscent of pomegranate. Supple, slick, softly carbed body, cereally and a bit caramelly-nutty in its core, drenched in ripe, more-sweet-than-sour fruitiness lingering in the finish, hightlighted by a soft glow of brandy-ish alcohol. Bit thinnish, simply sweetish and straightforward for a strong fruit beer containing actual berries, in itself an interesting one but not my personal cup of tea. Comparable with the strong ‘apéritif’ beers in Belgium containing fruit without becoming overly sweet fruit candy, but that specific category is not really my cup of tea either…
F: big, tan, not long lasting. C: amber, hazy. A: malty, very candy like, fruity sweet, kids fruity candy, chewing gum. T: orange, tangerine, tutti frutti, candy, actually not so sweet as I expected from aroma with almost refreshing taste, medium body and carbonation, controversial beer for sure, sample from 75cl bottle @ RBBSG 10/2018.
06/10/2018 - sampled from bottle on RBBSG 2018 Light amlber, medium head; Nose is ripre fruits, caramel, sweetness. Taste is malts, ripe fruits, bit strawberry, bit caramel.
Thank you tderoeck! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG 2018. Amber orange with a soapy white head. Nose is interesting soap, candied fruit, mango, papaya, Turkish delight, stone fruit, passionfruit. Taste is caramel, candied stone fruit, passionfruit, toffee, stone fruit, candy, sugar, Turkish delight. Malt heavy body, very interesting & nice fruit beer. Didn’t get really the mixed fermentation part or the wine unless if they got sweet desert wine. Maybe too young? If there is no fruit added to this which seems to be the case, makes it all the more interesting.
Imported from my RateBeer account as Pulpit Rock #Gallagher (by Pulpit Rock Brewing Company):
Aroma: 8/10, Appearance: 4/5, Taste: 8/10, Palate: 3/5, Overall: 16/20, MyTotalScore: 3.9/5
6/X/18 - 75cl bottle @ late RBBSG, Brouwerij Totem (Evergem), BB: n/a, 2016 vintage - (2018-1536) Thanks to Rubin77 for sharing the can!
Little cloudy orange to amber beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: pretty fruity, sourish, mango and pineapple, sweetish, caramel, sugary, tropical ripe to overripe fruits. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots and lots of passion fruits, bit sweetish, soft sourness, acidic, nice stuff. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, passion fruits, sugary and sweet, nice stuff going on here!
Sampled from bottle @ late RBBSG. Clear amber-ish color, full sized off-white head that diminishes quickly. Sweet candy aroma. Flavor is sweet candy, light fruitpeel, artificial fruit. Odd, but not filthy though. That said, a glass is probably enough.