Year of New Beer: Imperial Balaton Raspberry Hill, Southern Grist Brewing (Nashville)

Written By: Dion on 02/03/2020

You could try and dissect this beer and possibly end up being more descriptive than necessary. It just doesn't require that. Plain and simple it punches you in the face with cherries and raspberries, allowing only the faintest hint of lactose sweetness to sneak in with warmth. On the tongue, wonderfully juicy fruits provide a medium pucker, like a sour hard candy. Fruit punch-ish with a bit more acidity. Not a ton of lactose in the flavor department, so it doesn't get overly sweet or creamy, instead letting the cherries & berries shine. Really nice.