Friday, September 30, 2016

funkwerks raspberry provincial

Funkwerks Raspberry Provincial sour ale brewed with raspberries. 4.2 % ABV. Fort Collins, CO.

Perfectly pinkish appearance, slim white head, looking ever-so like a raspberry ale should.

Tartness and fruit in the nose. Fresh raspberry essence. Delightful. Time to taste, though...

In the mouth: sour hits the palate first, grips the lips and hangs on the tongue. It's a sharp and lively sour note that jolts the senses, then fades surely away until the next sip. Raspberry flavor never falls off. Refreshingly delicious. Not too sweet, not too sour, ending on a dry note. Very nice.

Some gobbledygook from the label: "This delicious creation was truly a product of creativity, ingenuity, and luck. In the summer of 2013 we took a first batch of our sessional sour summer ale, Provencial, that didn't quite hit gravity, and decided to have some fun with it by adding a heavy dose of raspberries. The end result was so delicious, we decided to recreate it. This delightfully tart fruit beer is refreshing, with a citrusy raspberry aroma which transitions to a subtlety sweet and tart finish."

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