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O’Connor Brewing Company

O’Connor Brewing Company
Jeffreys Bay Watermelon Saison

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

O’Connor Brewing Company
Jeffreys Bay Watermelon Saison

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
Light golden yellow color. Bright, fruity, floral aromas and flavors of honeysuckle and lavender talc, melon, lemon pepper, and white tea with an even, crisp, fizzy, off-dry light-to-medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length toast, rose water, and watermelon rind finish. A fun, floral summer sipper with a nice hint of melon.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Sweet & fruity
Aroma Aroma: honeysuckle and lavender talc, melon, lemon pepper, and white tea
Taste Flavor: toast, rose water, and watermelon rind
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Waldorf Salad, Summer Melon Soup, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun, floral summer sipper with a nice hint of melon.

The Producer

O’Connor Brewing Co.

The Producer
211 W. 24th street
Norfolk, VA 23517
USA
1 757-623-2337

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.