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Kabinet
Mandarina Bavaria Beer

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: Serbia
Alcohol: 5.4%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Kabinet
Mandarina Bavaria Beer

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: Serbia
Alcohol: 5.4%
Brilliant light gold color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of tangerine juice, fruit salad, and sage stuffing with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an even, appealing, medium-length finish displaying elements of nuts, mesclun, and toast finish. A very orange flavored beer with nice sessionability.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Sweet & Fruity & Malty
Aroma Aroma: tangerine juice, fruit salad, and sage stuffing
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of nuts, mesclun, and toast
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Swordfish With Mango Salsa, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very orange flavored beer with nice sessionability.

The Importer

LAV Imports

The Importer
5301 N. Central Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630
USA
1 847-910-0160

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.