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Branchline Brewing Company

Branchline Brewing Company
3rd Anniversary Cherry Tripel

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.7%
80 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Branchline Brewing Company
3rd Anniversary Cherry Tripel

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.7%
Dull amber color. Rich, unusual aromas of chestnut honey, stewed vegetables and fruits, melted plastic, and fish oil with a lean, bright, effervescent, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, carefree day old sourdough, artichoke hearts, and dried cherries finish.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: chestnut honey, stewed vegetables and fruits, melted plastic, and fish oil
Taste Flavor: day old sourdough, artichoke hearts, and dried cherries
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chevre, Goat Cheese, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Recommended

The Producer

Branchline Brewing

The Producer
3633 Metro Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78247
USA
1 361-290-8817

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.