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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

Their Portfolio

88 O’Connor Brewing Company Jeffreys Bay Watermelon Saison 6% (USA)
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93 O’Connor Brewing Company Ironclad "Discovery" Scotch Barrel Aged Ale 9% (USA)
83 O’Connor Brewing Company Ironclad "Godspeed" Calvados Barrel Aged Abbey Ale 12.5% (USA)
83 O’Connor Brewing Company Red Nun Red Ale 5.5% (USA)
87 O’Connor Brewing Company Odis Dry Irish Stout 6.3% (USA)
84 O’Connor Brewing Company Winter Pecan Porter 6.5% (USA)
92 O’Connor Brewing Company Ibrik Imperial Turkish Coffee Stout 10% (USA)
92 O’Connor Brewing Company Ibrik Imperial Turkish Vanilla Coffee Stout 10% (USA)
88 O’Connor Brewing Company Ibrik Imperial Turkish Chocolate Coffee Stout 10% (USA)
89 O’Connor Brewing Company R&R Lager 5% (USA)
86 O’Connor Brewing Company Shore Temple Flavored Saison 6.75% (USA)
87 O’Connor Brewing Company El Guapo Agave IPA 7.5% (USA)
90 O’Connor Brewing Company Great Dismal Black IPA 7.5% (USA)
92 O’Connor Brewing Company Heavy Footer Double IPA 9% (USA)
84 O’Connor Brewing Company Lil S.I.P.A. Session IPA 4.5% (USA)
85 O’Connor Brewing Company Norfolk Canyon Pale Ale 5.5% (USA)
86 O’Connor Brewing Company Iron Clad Series Bourbon Barrel Aged Robust Porter 8.5% (USA)
88 O’Connor Brewing Company Steel Battalion Series Smoked IPA 7% (USA)
88 O’Connor Brewing Company Steel Battalion Series "Heavy Footer" Double IPA 9% (USA)

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.