Full Review

Red Stripe

Red Stripe
Sorrel Flavored Lager

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: Jamaica
Alcohol: 4.7%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Red Stripe
Sorrel Flavored Lager

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: Jamaica
Alcohol: 4.7%
Minutely hazy amber pink color. Interesting, exotic aromas and flavors of grilled ginger root, peppercorn smoked sausage, turmeric tea, and pimento with a supple, lively, effervescent, off-dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, medium-long finish with notes of sweet hibiscus tea, lemonade, and greens finish. A exotic and deliciously flavorful gingery shandy.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Smooth & Mild & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: grilled ginger root, peppercorn smoked sausage, turmeric tea, and pimento
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of sweet hibiscus tea, lemonade, and greens
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sweet And Sour Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A exotic and deliciously flavorful gingery shandy.

The Importer

Five Points Trading Company

The Importer
360 Hamilton Ave Floor 12, Sutie 110
White Plains, NY 10601
USA
1 347-344-8756

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.