CoConspirators The Wise Guy

Style
Mango Cream Sour
ABV
5.0%

Whether it’s thanks to the small tasting serves or the sheer number of beers at each festival, dessert beers have certainly taken a hold of GABS. But when it comes to a Weiss Bar, should it be classified a dessert or a delicious afternoon snack?

For the uninitiated, contrary to my popular assumption, Weiss Bars aren’t actually frozen yoghurt, but fruit-filled ice cream. Surely, that means they fits better into "tasty afternoon treat" territory than "fully-fledged dessert", no?

Whichever side of the fierce debate you sit, for GABS 2019, CoConspirators Brewing decided to capture a Weiss Bar in beer form by brewing The Wise Guy, a beer given a wider release in cans post-festival. A kettle sour made with lactose and hefty mango additions, it tastes like and shares the appearance of a mango smoothie. There’s plenty of tartness akin to tucking into a mango that’s not quite ready accompanying the soft mouthfeel courtesy of the lactose, a combination that makes it as good an afternoon treat as any.

Will Ziebell

Published May 24, 2019

Name
CoConspirators Brewing
Address

377 Victoria Street
Brunswick
VIC 3056

Phone
03 9193 9765
Open Hours

Wednesday to Sunday: midday until late

Tours

Tours can be booked here

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