Saturday, May 23, 2015

Exile Beatnik Sour

This is a 5.6% ABV Berliner style weisse beer from the Exile Brewing Company of Des Moines, Iowa. 

The beer pours a hazy pale yellow. There is a relatively short head of white foam. The aroma is sour, in a rhubarb sort of way, with some toasted wheat underneath. The taste is a mind-blowing, lip-puckering sour, again, with a rhubarb note. The sour is followed immediately by a wave of toasted wheat. The sour and the wheat then go back and forth in the aftertaste. The beer finishes dry, and drinks crisp and refreshing. The body is a bit light for all the flavor, giving a bit of a watery effect, but this is a small criticism compared to an otherwise interesting sour beer.

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