Hopfentea - Perennial Artisan Ales


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Overall: 8.07/10 by 1 dude

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Style: Berliner Weisse

ABV: 4.20%

Season: Occasional

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  • A: 6.4 | T: 8.6 | L: 8.9 | M: 9.2 | O: 8.2
  • Color: Pink
  • Pours clear with a couple of inches of light pink, large bubbled foam to cover. Retention is solid. Sporadic and spotty lacing. Effervescent.

    Aroma is strong lactic. Non-descript fruit with light hints of herbal tea.

    Taste is huge hits of lactic that build into the middle only to succumb to a finish that . Lightly fruity up front. Tropical fruit is maybe as close as I can get as a descriptor. Somewhat sweet that is swatted away by the lactic acid to pucker somewhat.

    Light to medium body, full, small bubbled, carbonation. Very dry.

    Interesting beer. I typically don't like beers with tea in them but the subtleness and blend are interesting. The nose brings this beer down: just not enough going on there. It isn't a bad aroma, just not enough going. I would definitely have this beer again, buying a four pack next time. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 19:05:35
  • Tasted: Sunday, June 03, 2018
  • $3.09 for 16 oz. can
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Beer Notes
  • A wave of tropical fruit and spice brighten this lively, tart wheat ale, taking the German Berliner Weisse tradition on an island run. Hopfentea, steeped on a house-made tea blend of mango, papaya, hibiscus & lemongrass, pairs well with light appetizers, salads and high humidity.
Cost Breakdown
  • $3.09, 1 serving(s), 16 oz. cans
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