Rocks Brewing Sauv Blanc Berliner Weisse

Rocks Brewing

Released May 25th, 2018

Given the speed with which new releases hit the market these days – we know we're not close to writing about all of them yet still tend to post between ten and 20 each week – it shouldn't be that surprising when uncommon ingredients crop up more than once. Yet it still amuses us when you spy a two or more brewers opting to add something to their beer that you wouldn't normally find in beer at pretty much the same time. Case in point here: Hunter Valley wine juice making it into three beers within a month of each other.

Admittedly, with Hope Brewhouse's two harvest IIPAs the weapons of choice were semillon and chardonnay, whereas Rocks has gone for sauv blanc. And the base beers to which the juices have been added couldn't be much further removed, with the Sydney brewery popping theirs inside a Berliner weisse.

The result is as quirky as you might expect: at first, aromas are reminiscent of a bready, lightly fruity slice of cake, at least until the grape juice takes over: sweetly tropical and a little herbaceous. The souring bacteria throw up hints of toasted coconut and oak, even though no barrels were used as far as we're aware. On the palate, it's rather more linear: wine juice up front, a sour tang as backup.

Style
Berliner Weisse with Grape Juice
ABV
3.8%
Name
Rocks Brewing
Address

160 Bourke Road
Alexandria
NSW 2015

Phone
(02) 9669 3600
Website
Hours

Sun to Thurs: 7:30am to 10pm
Fri and Sat: 7:30am til late

KITCHEN:
Breakfast: 7.30am to midday
Lunch / dinner: midday to 9pm

Tours

By appointment

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