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The paw paw fruit is something we take great pride in. The Native fruit of Ohio and one that flourishes here in Athens. A tropical fruit tree that grows in in a temperate climate and produces a one of a kind experience. Flavors of mango, banana, and a touch of melon.

In 2003, our good friend Kelly Sauber brewed the first paw paw beer utilizing locally harvested paw paw fruit from Integration Acres. We are now very proud to bring Paw Paw Wheat back and to you all!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gendv138 (1328) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2014
375 ml bottle from my trip to the brewery in June before heading to RBSG. Poured into a Spiegelau tulip, pours a hazy light orange with lots of floating sediment and 1.5 fingers of off-white head. Aromas of tropical and stone fruit, light banana, orange citrus. Tastes of tropical fruit, stone fruit, wheat. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Medium carbonation, juicy mouthfeel. Alcohol is well masked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (1984) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, wheat and sweet malt. Taste is fruity, sweet, tropical fruit, honey, wheat and citrus. Not my style but tasty for what it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3464) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Golden color out of the bottle with an initial foamy white head that disappeared. Winey nose with some fermented fruit and bananas. Flavors of banana bread, alcohol, bitter orange peel, clove spice and a winey alcohol finish. Not very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a white head. Fruity base, almost melon like notes, with maybe hints of citrus and stone fruits. I don’t know what a paw paw tastes like, but if a paw paw tastes like this beer, then this beer tastes like paw paw. QED. Symmetric property. Nailed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8546) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft at the Jackie O’s Public House, 7/13/14. Pours a hazy dark orange color with a medium sized tan head. Poor head retention. Aroma of syrupy, tropical fruit, citrus, caramel. The taste is tropical fruit, mango, lime, pineapple, pale malt. Medium bodied, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
2014-08-15. Hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma is sweet with tropical fruit notes, mango? Flavour is similar, sweet fruity character, lightly bitter finish. Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Decent. Bottle at Campground Brewdown

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle. Thanks Sean!! Rubbed orange peel, a bit of thyme, and light fruity phenolics. The paw paw plays pretty heavy on the front end, replacing the banana details of a wheat yeast. The wheat oils swirl in with a bready cooked grain character. This is a little wet and heavy and warm. The paw paw is fun up front, but I think the heft of this overpowers the potential to be a real paw paw showcase. On the whole, this feels like a well done American rendition of an Abbey Tripel with a nice paw paw character floated on top. Really grateful to have the opportunity to try this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1308) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Found a single at Mutach’s Marblehead. Paw Paw wheat is a hazy apple juice hued brew with a very small head of white active bubbles. Nose is an odd blend of fruit scents that probably is paw paw. I’ve never ran across the stuff. Some banana and some watermelon? Taste is just a little sweet with the strawberry/melon flavor of the fruit. There is a bit of natural honey in there. Not overpowering. very tasty. Body is silky and there is no overpowering hops to ruin the party. a very nice fruit beer. I don’t know what a paw paw is, but they do make this beer one to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2244) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Hazy gold pour. Small white head. Little lacing. Fruity aroma. Sweet fruit taste. Little bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2657) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle from Corner Stone. Yellow gold pour with visible carbonation and a thin bright white head. Aroma of banana, honey, tropical fruit, wheat bread. Taste follows suit with a slick chewy texture. Orange and mix tropical fruit and bread. Well constructed if not to my tastes.

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