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Fullsteam Chatham County Paw Paw

Fullsteam Chatham County Paw Paw
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Paw Paw (Asimina triloba) is the largest edible tree fruit native to North America –but you may have never seen one before. The nondescript trees grow in wet, shady groves, often along the banks of rivers. Paw paws taste like mango-meets-butterscotch-meets-banana. In other words, they’re delicious. But the fruit’s notorious short shelf life keeps them from being commercially viable.We forage for wild paw paws around Jordan Lake, and a few North Carolina foragers who know the fruit bring us their harvest.
Most of our paw paws come from the amazing Wynn Dinssen, owner of Full of Life Farms in Chatham County. He’s a modern Johnny Pawpawseed. In the late summer of 2013, we collected over 300 pounds of native paw paw and froze it, waiting until this year’s paw paw harvest to release the beer. The sweet, tropical notes of the paw paw matched up wonderfully with the Belgian Golden’s notes of fruit and spice and the spicy Jarrylo hops.
Availability: FALL. 8.1% ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6091) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes. Tastes of citrus, stone fruit, floral notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2012
On tap at FS, Durham. Nice bright golden pour with a spritzy carbonation brought out nicely by the glassware. Nose of bright fruit, some pleasant yeast, and a nice dose of dry and spicy hops. A touch of heat added on in the taste, along with mellow, subtle fruit additions. Dry finish makes for a nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Draft at the brewery (from notes.) Bright yellow with fizzy, soda-like bubbles leading to a large, firm head. It’s a nice mix of barnyard funk and interesting citrus fruits...orange peel, banana, a little raisin. Clean, sharp finish with a bit of lingering sweetness. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Draught at Milltown. Pours bright clean effervescent straw yellow with two fingers creamy white head. Nose is nice, grassy with some spice and mellow fruit. Notes of bread dough and Belgian yeast. Very spicy and prickly flavor with some citrus zest. Rich fruits and a slight doughy character. Light bodied and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Pretty clear straw golden with a thick white head. Interesting nose; lots of fruit, minerals, slightly herbal, earth, coconut, banana, apple. Flavor is more reserved, lightly fruity, some sweetness, light bitternes. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours pretty much clear golden with a fairly thin ring of white head. Nose of banana, Belgian yeast and sugars, and mild tropical fruit notes. Similar taste, and quite good... main critique is that it finishes a bit too sweet and not dry enough, but still one of my favorite beers from Fullsteam. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (3264) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2011
At Brewpub, good aroma, sweet. Banana, butterscotch, coriander. Clean golden yellow. Small head faded quick, no lace. Sweet flavor. Lite body, oily creamy mouthfeel. Sweet finish with a sour streak about it. Nice, good aroma and flavor, think it’s better than other locals trying to do Belgian style....drinks easy for 8.8%...

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