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With the penultimate episode now in behind us, it seems like a good time to lighten things up a bit (no pun intended).  I actually came across this next beer by complete chance while out with the family for Mother’s Day dinner.

Beer Name: Samwell Tartly

Brewery: Trinity Brewhouse (Providence, RI)

Style: Kettle Sour

ABV: 3.7%

Description: Kettle Sour brewed with raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries.  Named, of course, for Samwell Tarly – the loveable Night’s Watchman and scholar.

Appearance: It arrived with a murky, red/dark grapefruit colored body with a thin line of white foam across the top.

Smell: Lightly tart with a very subtle funk on the end.

Taste: Very sweet with a tart berry background.  The berries definitely came through loud and clear and this one, with plenty of raspberry, strawberry, and blackberry on display.  There was a bit of cream and light funk in the background.

Mouthfeel: The body was a bit thicker than I thought it would be with a light bump of carbonation on the finish.

Hype: I had no idea this beer even existed until I saw the beer list.  Once I saw the the name I had to order it.

Overall: It good, though not something I was particularly excited by.  I’m not really into this style all that much anymore so I’m sure that plays a role here as well.  Light tasting with a huge berry presence, this would be very well suited to a sweltering hot day or on ice at the beach.