Full Review

Aviator Brewing Company

Aviator Brewing Company
"Sour Pie"

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Aviator Brewing Company
"Sour Pie"

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
Minutely hazy gold color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of spiced fruits, zucchini bread, and hay with a satiny, puckering, frothy, bone-dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish that exhibits suggestions of fruit pith, starfruit, radishes, and rubber sap finish. An interesting spicy beer with an astringent, pithy finish.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp, light, sour & tart & funky
Aroma Aroma: spiced fruits, zucchini bread, and hay
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of fruit pith, starfruit, radishes, and rubber sap
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Thai Green Curry, Grilled Asparagus, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting spicy beer with an astringent, pithy finish.

The Producer

Aviator Brewing Company

The Producer
209 Technology Park Ln
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
USA
1 919-567-2337

Fruit Beer

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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.