Full Review

ABK

ABK
Rose Frisch

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 2.8%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

ABK
Rose Frisch

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 2.8%
Steely sunburst amber color. Aromas and flavors of berry soda, lemonade, and lemon candy with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-length lemon soda and sherbet, honeyed fruitcake, and mango with lemon verbena finish. A super fruity, easy drinking summer sipper; try as cocktail with gin.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: berry soda, lemonade, and lemon candy
Taste Flavor: lemon soda and sherbet, honeyed fruitcake, and mango with lemon verbena
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chevre, Goat Cheese, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A super fruity, easy drinking summer sipper; try as cocktail with gin.

The Producer or Importer

Rok Imports

The Producer or  Importer
8500 Steller Dr Unit 3
Culver City, CA 90232
USA
1 323-394-3999

Their Portfolio

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Fruit Beer

Beer Glass Shaker Pint Amber.jpg
Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Fruit beers are ales or lagers to which fruit has been added in order to impart flavor or color. The degree of overall flavor and aroma will vary in these beers in relation to not only the fruit utilized, but also to when and where fruit was added during the brewing process. These beers are highly individualistic, and allow brewers great creativity in their formulations. While the more common fruits used by brewers include cherries, strawberries and blueberries, many examples of fruit beer are readily available including coconut and kiwi to name a couple. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, overall drinkability and balance of fruit and base beer flavors and aromas. Noteworthy examples of this style include: New Glarus Belgian Red Wisconsin Cherry Beer, Samuel Smiths Organic Apricot Ale, Unibroue Quelque Chose and Stevens Point Whole Hog Raspberry Saison.