Perennial Tart Hopfentea
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Collaboration with Hopleaf! We started by brewing a traditional German Berlinerweiss—which Napolean’s men called the Champagne of the North—then tweaked it with a homemade tea blend to impart a slight apricot hue and botanical aromatics. 4.5%

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Draft from the taproom. Hazy, slightly orange-tinted light gold pour. Nose of lemony wheat and tropical fruits. Taste adds a lovely tartness and a bit of a tea-like quality. Wish I would have had about 4 pints of this wonderfully refreshing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (2465) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft. Golden pour with white head. Total peach and light apricot , and sours aromas. Light apricot and tart flavors less intense than aroma, a little upsetting comparing to the aromas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3612) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Sampled at Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival 2013 - I really dug this one. Pours light yellow with a hint of orange and a small white head. The aroma has light malt, a hint of tea and some mushiness. It has a light body that is fairly smooth and has moderate sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with sharp acidic tartness, spiciness and some herbal notes that are probably the tea, but it comes across very floral. The finish has some tropical fruit and tartness. This was a winner of the fest for me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
UncleKorm (656) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
On tap poured a hazy light yellow hue w/ a medium quickly diminishing white head. Light perfume aroma. Light sweet to tart finish. Tastes are lemon, strawberry, and white tea. Light bodied, watery texture and soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (9944) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
On tap @ Backcountry Pizza. Cloudy golden pour with a white head. Floral tea aroma. Nutmeg spiciness, mild funk, and some tart lemon. A touch of fruit and grass. Flavor is tart lemon and fruit. Tea, quite floral, and mildly funky. A bit spicy and maybe savory.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7119) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Draft at Torst. Pours orange with white head. Nose and taste of tea, lemon, tart wheat malt and banana. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Godofthecellar (597) - NYC, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Draft at torst. Orange pink hue with nice retention. Flavor of lemon peel and fruit. Nice tartness that wasnt overpowering. Very well balanced and delicious

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2583) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2013
On tap at GTMW - Yay, more Berliners! Pours hazy pink amber with a thin white head. Nose is light wheat, sour with a touch of sour wheatiness and black tea. Nose is lightly sour wheat, fruity with very little tea character. Thin and well-carbonated. Very interesting, and it makes me sad that beers like this aren’t readily available in 6 packs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Draft. Large white head atop lightly hazed light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, tea, some berry, light lemon. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, light tea. Watery light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Draft on tap at Hop Leaf (Chicago, IL). First time in in awhile. Saw this was on, decided a trip was in order. Pours a orange gold hue, firmly hazed and some dulled glow to it. Not dark, but hazy. A frothy small whitish head sits atop, dies to a mellow layer, loose ring lacing as we press on. Aromas are tart and woody, lemon meets gentle fruit, citrus, and lemon. Gentle lactic twang, mellow bread and straw. Some woody, earthy tea elements are plesant, unique, but kinda muddle the tart lactic edge. Initial is lighter end of the fold, a touch sweeter and tamer than anticipated. Lemony lactic edge is mellow, touches of yogurt, lemon. Touch of peach, bready malts and straw. A bit cereal, some gentle carbonation tickles and lightens the load on the palate. Middle is a bit more sour, lemons meet orange, some gentle woody spice comes into the backend. A bit more dry, lighter. Finish is crisp, dry, a bit tart with lingering fruit, peach and lemon. Solid. A but underwhelming for a Berliner but certainly unique play between the elements, and I could drink plenty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2013
tart, slightly sour note with a bit skunky tea aroma. hazy light gold/orange hued color. not much head. the sourness is good, but i’m not liking what the tea is bringing -- very funky, herbal quality. just not my thing.

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