Daily Drop No. 19 – Nomad Brewing Co.’s Rosie’s Summer Punch

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Today on the Daily Drop, I’m tasting Nomad Brewing‘s Rosie’s Summer Punch. This style of beer is a berlinerweisse, an historically popular white wheat beer originally produced in Berlin in the 16th century. Generally they sit about 3-4%, and are a refreshingly sour beer, which is due to the use of lactic acid bacteria as well as yeast for fermentation. This particular berlinerweisse sits at 4.5% which is on the higher end of the scale for this style, but I’m not going to complain. Let’s check it out!

Appearance

Incredible light peach almost rosé colour, with nice but quickly dissipating head. Slow and steady bubbles.

Aroma

Floral and tropical notes, very soft and subtle wheat body. Hints of berry-like fruity wine.

Mouth feel

Crisp tart nose, smooth light body with citrus overtones, finishes slightly sweet.

Flavour

After a quick tickle from the bubbles a refreshing sour pucker is presented, giving whey (pun intended) to the citrus and raspberry wheat body. A subtle malt presence fades into a mildly sweet aftertaste of raspberries and wheat.

Overall — Rosie’s Summer Punch

A truly a delicious beer. The flavour coming out of it is one-of-a-kind. The sour kick followed by the citrus and berry malt flavour, and the slightly sweet berry and wheat finish is outstanding.

Brewing thoughts

A lactic acid and yeast fermented white beer. I’m not sure about the particular variety of grains, other than barley and wheat. The hops are indiscernible from the aroma and flavour, as the sour kick from the lactic acid is dominant where hops usually sit on the palate. There’s a hint of native Australian hibiscus in there, which lends to some of the sweet floral flavour and aroma. I’m keen to learn more about this sour white wheat style from 16th century Germany, and maybe brew my own this year in Springtime!

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Have you had a white beer or Berlinerweisse? What about Rosie’s Summer Punch? Maybe you’ve dated a redhead? Let’s hear about it in the comments!

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