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Public House Brewing Company

Public House Brewing Company
"Thorn & Heat" Strawberry Wheat Ale

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.3%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Public House Brewing Company
"Thorn & Heat" Strawberry Wheat Ale

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.3%
Deep amber color. Mild, rotten aromas of strawberry muffin and cereal, nuts, and turnip greens with a supple, crisp, effervescent, off-dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, short overripe strawberries, wafer, and kiwi finish.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp, light & sweet & fruity
Aroma Aroma: strawberry muffin and cereal, nuts, and turnip greens
Taste Flavor: overripe strawberries, wafer, and kiwi
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chevre, Goat Cheese, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Recommended

The Producer

Public House Brewing Company

The Producer
551 State Route B
Saint James, MO 65559
USA
1 573-261-3333

Fruit Beer

Beer Glass Shaker Pint Amber.jpg
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.