Sour Cherry Einhorn
Brewery: Austin Beerworks
Style: Fruit Beer (29A)
Package: 12oz Can
Purchased: HEB Tech Ridge, June, 2019
Canned Date: May 22, 2019
Consumed Date: August 11, 2019
Details From the Brewer
Boom! Look up. Look out. A cherry bomb of flavor exploded in a pink bubbly cloud. The mist parts and there she stands, My Little Einhorn
Aroma – 7/12
Lemon lactic tartness hits the nose first at a medium high level. There’s a moderate doughy wheat character as well. The cherry note is low, is almost mixed with a red apple character.
Appearance – 3/3
A stark white head made up of small and medium bubbles stands on the beer a few centimeters tall. It last with average retention before eventually fading away. The liquid is a deep straw with a pale orange/reddish hue. Clarity is great with only a few floaters from the bottom of the can.
Flavor – 14/20
Lactic yogurty, citric flavors hit the tongue first at a medium level. There’s a noticeable twang from the acidity, before a softer doughy malt note takes over. Towards the midtaste, the cherry comes out at a low level. The cherry note persists at a low level through the finish. Very low bitterness and sweetness.
Mouthfeel – 4/5
Medium high carbonation. Medium bodied, but thins a bit on towards the finish. No alcohol warmth. The finish is soft with a bit of acidity prickling the roof of the mouth after the liquid leaves.
Overall Impression – 7/10
This is a refreshing, easy drinking fruit beer. The base is a well made Berliner Weisse. While fruit beers should be in balance between the base beer and the fruit notes, the fruit was a bit subdued here. It was very drinkable, but increasing the usage would but it more in balance with the Berliner.
Rating – 36/50
As this warmed it came off to me like a sour cherry hard candy or sucker in a way. It’s very close to a traditional Berliner Mit Schuss or with a fruited syrup. This is something I’d pound by a pool or at a beach right now. I’d could see myself pairing this with a nice summer salad.