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High Heel Brewing

High Heel Brewing
Slingback Fruit Beer

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
82 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

High Heel Brewing
Slingback Fruit Beer

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
Minutely hazy gold color. Aromas of grilled fruit salad, roasted artichoke and eggplant, chamomile tea, and scented candle with a supple, tart, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a tingling, easy bitter greens, nettles, fruit skins, and hint of white ash finish. A savory and lightly sour fruit ale.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Smooth & Mild & Sour & Tart
Aroma Aroma: grilled fruit salad, roasted artichoke and eggplant, chamomile tea, and scented candle
Taste Flavor: bitter greens, nettles, fruit skins, and hint of white ash
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Frog Legs Poached In Butter, French Onion Soup, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory and lightly sour fruit ale.

The Producer

High Heel Brewing

The Producer
8820 Ladue Road, Suite 203
Saint Louis, MO 63124
USA
1 314-596-7458

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.