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Ecliptic Brewing

Ecliptic Brewing
"Callisto" Tripel Blackcurrants

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Ecliptic Brewing
"Callisto" Tripel Blackcurrants

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5%
Brilliant pale red oak color. Bright, sourish, earthy fruity aromas and flavors of dried currants and orange, roasted tomato, and coriander and spice with an oily, bright, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy finish evoking notes of cherry pulp and pit and yam finish. A light and easy fruit beer; serve cold.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Smooth, mild & malty
Aroma Aroma: dried currants and orange, roasted tomato, and coriander and spice
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cherry pulp and pit and yam
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chevre, Goat Cheese, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light and easy fruit beer; serve cold.

The Producer

Ecliptic Brewing

The Producer
825 N. Cook St
Portland, OR 97227
USA
1 503-265-8002

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.