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Fruit Beer

Aroma: The distinctive aromatics associated with the particular fruit(s) should be noticeable in the aroma; however, note that some fruit (e.g., raspberries, cherries) have stronger aromas and are more distinctive than others (e.g., blueberries, strawberries)—allow for a range of fruit character and intensity from subtle to aggressive. The fruit character should be pleasant and supportive, not artificial and inappropriately overpowering (considering the character of the fruit) nor should it have defects such as oxidation. As with all specialty beers, a proper fruit beer should be a harmonious balance of the featured fruit(s) with the underlying beer style. Aroma hops, yeast by-products and malt components of the underlying beer may not be as noticeable when fruit are present. These components (especially hops) may also be intentionally subdued to allow the fruit character to come through in the final presentation. If the base beer is an ale then a non-specific fruitiness and/or other fermentation by-products such as diacetyl may be present as appropriate for warmer fermentations. If the base beer is a lager, then overall less fermentation byproducts would be appropriate. Some malt aroma may be desirable, especially in dark styles. Hop aroma may be absent or balanced with fruit, depending on the style. The fruit should add an extra complexity to the beer, but not be so prominent as to unbalance the resulting presentation. Some tartness may be present if naturally occurring in the particular fruit(s), but should not be inappropriately intense.

 

Appearance: Appearance should be appropriate to the base beer being presented and will vary depending on the base beer. For lighter-colored beers with fruits that exhibit distinctive colors, the color should be noticeable. Note that the color of fruit in beer is often lighter than the flesh of the fruit itself and may take on slightly different shades. Fruit beers may have some haze or be clear, although haze is a generally undesirable. The head may take on some of the color of the fruit.

 

Flavor: As with aroma, the distinctive flavor character associated with the particular fruit(s) should be noticeable, and may range in intensity from subtle to aggressive. The balance of fruit with the underlying beer is vital, and the fruit character should not be so artificial and/or inappropriately overpowering as to suggest a fruit juice drink. Hop bitterness, flavor, malt flavors, alcohol content, and fermentation by-products, such as esters or diacetyl, should be appropriate to the base beer and be harmonious and balanced with the distinctive fruit flavors present. Note that these components (especially hops) may be intentionally subdued to allow the fruit character to come through in the final presentation. Some tartness may be present if naturally occurring in the particular fruit(s), but should not be inappropriately intense. Remember that fruit generally add flavor not sweetness to fruit beers. The sugar found in fruit is usually fully fermented and contributes to lighter flavors and a drier finish than might be expected for the declared base style. However, residual sweetness is not necessarily a negative characteristic unless it has a raw, unfermented quality.

 

Mouthfeel: Mouthfeel may vary depending on the base beer selected and as appropriate to that base beer. Body and carbonation levels should be appropriate to the base beer style being presented. Fruit generally adds fermentables that tend to thin out the beer; the resulting beer may seem lighter than expected for the declared base style.

 

Overall Impression: A harmonious marriage of fruit and beer. The key attributes of the underlying style will be different with the addition of fruit; do not expect the base beer to taste the same as the unadulterated version. Judge the beer based on the pleasantness and balance of the resulting combination.

 

 

 
Vital Statistics: OG: Varies with base style
IBUs: Varies with base style FG: Varies with base style
SRM: Varies with base style ABV: Varies with base style






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Friar
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Friar
Friar  
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6%
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This light ale is brewed with natural apricot puree harvested in the Willamette Valley of North Western Oregon. Dunedin's Apricot Peach is a refreshing, contemporary example of an American Hand-Crafted Beer.
 
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Belhaven Fruit Beer
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Monk  
659 0 1 0

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Not just the domain of the Belgians, we Scots have combined another two things we're great at - beer and soft fruits. Not too sweet though, for its great fruity addition, it's got just the right balance of fruit and bitterness. A perfect beer for summer days (raining or otherwise)....
 
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Cantillon Rosé de Gambrinus
Monk
Monk  
1097 0 1 0

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  • Bottled 750ML
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The process to make this beer is identical to the one to make Kriek. When young, the Rosé de Gambrinus will still present its full fruity taste. Later on, the lambic taste will become dominant at the expense of the fruit taste.
 
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Jacob Radler
Monk
Monk  
744 0 1 0

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Bottled 500ML
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Zischt und erfrischt... weil gekonnt gemischt: Jacob Export trifft Jacob Zitronenlimo.
 
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Mt. Pleasant Coal Stokers Blackberry Ale
gyelland
gyelland  
548 0 4 0

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Bottled 12oz
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We don't want to toot our own horn, but we will anyway. This brew is another top seller. Created by accident, a chance blending of raspberry wheat and stout, we recreated this crowd pleaser for distribution. Call it a mad scientist production, call it a miracle, call it dumb...
 
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New Belgium Frambozen
Monk
Monk  
565 0 1 0

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Frambozen begins with the aroma of fresh red raspberries, followed by the ripe seductiveness of a fruity brown ale with depth and delicate malt notes. It is deep ruby in color, with flavors just as rich. Every year, New Belgium sends a delegate to the Pacific Northwest to oversee the...
 
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Friar
Friar  
620 0 0 0

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Serving types:
On Tap
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
6%
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Available Year-round
Inspired by our artist friends Todd and Kiarlinda's "Y2K Bug". Bavarian wheat fermented with rasberries along with a small amount of northern hops makes this a warm weather treat.
 
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Verhaeghe Echt Kriekenbier
TheCellarMonk
TheCellarMonk  
637 0 1 0

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"Echt Kriekenbier, (real cherry beer)" is as the name suggests a cherry beer that is manufactured with only the real fruit of cherries instead of with flavor enhancers or extracts of cherries. The fruit is sourced from the region around Sint-Truiden in Limburg (Belgium). Unlike the most famous fruit beers...
 
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VOG Dark Matter
TheCellarMonk
TheCellarMonk  
162 0 1 0

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  • Barrel(s)
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  • Bottled 330ML
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Champion Beer of Wales 2015. Our champion blackcurrant porter! Easy going, rich and smooth with liquorice and chocolate notes from the complex dark roasted malt recipe, balanced perfectly by the late addition of Bramling Cross hops. ABV 4.4%
 
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