A Note on This Beer
Ever tried Candy Snaps grapes? Probably not — this rare variety has only existed since the early 2000s, and they only show up at specialty produce shops for a few short months each summer.
Which is a shame, because they taste like sweet strawberries with just a hint of tartness. And, they’re one of the things that make today’s Rosé Splendor (2020) so special!
To create this fruit fantasy, the crew at California’s Beachwood Blendery started with a Belgian-style Sour Ale. In the old world tradition, they fermented the brew in oak barrels. Then, they turned tradition on its head with bold additions of real fruit!
On top of the decidedly modern Candy Snaps grapes, the brewers added raspberries, blueberries, and pinot grigio grape juice, and let it all ferment and age together on oak.
The result is brightly tart with bold berry flavors and subtle nuances of white wine. Hints of wild funk appear, growing more robust before fading on the finish, leaving tangy blueberry to linger long after the sip.
It’ll be months before you’ll have an opportunity to taste fresh Candy Snaps — even during the summer, they can be hard to find. But, you can get a taste right now with Rosé Splendor. Besides, as part of Beachwood’s masterfully blended brew, this rare ingredient tastes even fruitier than fresh off the vine!
“If you love Sour Beers, then this is one of the best places to drink them!” -The Infatuation on Beachwood Blendery
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Packaged On August 14th, 2020
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A very interesting beer. The grapes add lots of wine characteristics and, perhaps, that is where the minerality comes from as well. The berries add great layers of fruits and tangy flavors. This kinda drinks like a tart Chardonnay or a savory Gewürztraminer. A rather fun beer to dissect for any wine lover.
really good and interesting sour, lower rating because it was a bit too tart for my taste. if you’re into sours and can handle the more intense ones, it’s definitely worth a try
Gorgeous balance of tart blueberry with hint of grapes and raspberries
Tastes like sour berry wine. I don’t really think it’s one that I’ll be getting again. Nice to try once if you enjoy sours
tastes like champagne if you drank it through a juicy fresh apple
the fruit was perfectly balanced against a nice sour. wonderful walk down memory lane as I watched beach wood blenders come to life some years ago.
Like a fine wine, sparkly, fruity. One of the best I've tried yet.
Fruity. A bit tart.
Sour up front fruity back
Sour start. Fruity finish.
A smooth sour. Tartness is not overpowering. The chosen grape works well. Reminds me of a cascade beer which is the golden standard of a quality sour style beer.
Fruity smell but the fruit is hard for me to catch on my tongue behind the sour
A bit too tart for me but very good sour. Very tart on the pallet with a fruitier finish.
Very forward sour, the Pinot juice adds a nice depth to the flavor
Fruity, and VERY sour!
Definitely not for me, only beer I’ve ever poured down the sink. I don’t mind a really sour ale, but this was sour with a terrible taste. Definitely an acquired taste.
Too sour to enjoy. I guess I can taste some berries and grapes but it’s basically just an expensive bottle of apple cider vinegar
It's like a sour white wine. Not for me.
The barrel aging helps add a floral flavor. Not bad.
Great for sipping
Interesting idea for a mix but didn’t deliver as well as I would have thought
Good - not what I was expecting, but goos
I loved this! I would drink it everyday if I could, the light summer flavor is delicious!
Yeet it down the toilet. This is wine
enjoyed this one
party in my mouth
didn't enjoy it