Sun­crush Beer Tan­ger­ine Sun­crush

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Light Ale With Fruit -

LOC: Rich­mond, Vir­ginia ABV: 4.2% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“A cold-con­di­tioned sparkling ale, Sun­crush is made with crushed fruit, matcha green tea (a nat­u­ral source of caf­feine and an­tiox­i­dants), and nat­u­ral fla­vors. Sun­crush is also glutenre­duced and all-nat­u­ral.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Slightly over-ripe tan­ger­ine but where’s the tea?” Fla­vor: “Tan­ger­ine dom­i­nates up front, but it’s not over­pow­er­ing, and well­bal­anced with the malt and bit­ter­ness. The tea char­ac­ter emerges at the end and lingers, giv­ing a pleas­ant af­ter­taste of af­ter­noon tea with bis­cuits and jam. Rel­a­tively thin in body, so it drinks a bit like a lightly sweet­ened ice tea. Fin­ishes dry mostly from the cit­ric acid.” Over­all: “It’s all about the tan­ger­ine. It is a cu­ri­ous and creative beer that seem­ingly shouldn’t work, but is quite re­fresh­ing and fun. Don’t go look­ing for any par­tic­u­lar beer char­ac­ter—it’s def­i­nitely fruit-for­ward and meant for crush­ing on warm sum­mer days, not sa­vor­ing.”

AROMA: 11 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 18 MOUTH­FEEL: 3 OVER­ALL: 8

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