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
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.