Deeds Brewing Cherry-Mandering & Full Disclosure & Best Coast

Style
Fruit Sour & IPAs
ABV
5.3% & 5.2% & 7.2%

Like most brewers, the crew at Deeds took a bit of a breather from releasing new beers over the festive period. But it hasn't taken long for the tinnies to start flying from the Glen Iris brewery once again. Cherry-Mandering was brewed for February's Brewer's Feast and sees them add the fruiting rate (120 grams/litre) to their cans, as per the hopping rates of their IPAs. It makes sense for those that are into such things; after all, there's little point crowing about adding a tonne of fruit to a beer if nobody know how big the batch was. Here, the cherries lead the way in the bright crimson beer (reminiscent in the glass of a lighter French table red) with lolly like sour cherry aromas lying over a sweet raspberry underbelly. The acidity cuts a lively swathe across the palate of what's a playful, fun affair.

Full Disclosure is a pretty straightforward IPA by Deeds' standards, a mere 12g/l of Motueka and Hallertau Blanc hops doing their thing within a lean and pale number which has tropical and grapefruit aromas to the fore, a little lemon on the palate and a bitterness that lingers a fair old while.

Meanwhile, Best Coast is tagged a West Coast IPA yet is perhaps best imagined as a traditional West Coast IPA put through the Deeds filter; while it's by no means as dense or opaque as their hazies, it leans a little paler and sweeter. Upfront, you'll find creamy, almost vanillin orange citrus and candied passionfruit, while there's a cocktail fruit intensity across the palate – complete with a shot of booziness – and a finish that's more juicy and sweet than hefty and bitter.

James Smith

Published February 13, 2020

Name
Deeds Brewing
Address

4 Paran Place
Glen Iris
VIC 3146

Phone
1300 67 33 62
Open Hours

Mon & Tues: closed
Wed to Fri 5.30pm to 11pm
Sat & Sun: midday to 11pm

More from Deeds Brewing

Deeds Brewing Frötheh & There And Bract Again
Hoppy Kolsch & TDH IPA
4.8% & 7.0%
Deeds Brewing Elementary, Fetch & Something So Strong
English IPA, Pink Pale Ale, NZ DIPA
5.4% & 4.8% & 8.0%
Deeds Brewing Castle In The Sky & Paradise Lost
Hazy Pale & Imperial Stout
5.0% & 10.0%
Deeds Brewing Ripple Effect & Peanut Butter Imperial Stout
Imperial Cream Sour & Imperial Stout
7.5% & 10.0%
Deeds Brewing All Shaka No Wukkas & Booth Juice
Hoppy Lager & Fruit Sour
4.4% & 4.0%
Deeds Brewing Pre Game Pale Ale
Aussie Pale Ale
4.2%
Deeds Brewing Night Life, Aspects Of Nature & Wallbanger
Japanese Rice Lager, NZ IPA & Fruit Sour
5.2% & 6.9% & 4.0%
Deeds Zero
Non-alc Hazy IPA
<0.5%
Deeds Brewing Ruminations, Ephemeral & Nocturnal
Mixed Culture Beers With Fruit
4.9% & 4.4% & 4.9%
Deeds Brewing As You Wish & A Quiet Deed
Pale Ale & DIPA
5.4% & 8.3%
Deeds Brewing Plutocracy, Scarlet Apparition & Indulgence
Barrel-Aged Mixed Culture Ales
4.5% & 6.1% & 5.0%
Deeds Brewing Al Fresco, Deregulate Tapioca & Dot Your T's
Italian Pilsner, Hazy Pale & Hazy TIPA
5.1% & 5.6% & 10.5%
NZ Hops 2022: Deeds & Six String
Hazy IPA & Dip-Hopped DIPA
8.0% & 9.0%
Deeds Spectral Bodies, Iterations & Decadence
Mixed Culture Beers
6.1% & 4.0% & 4.8%
Deeds Brewing Lexicon & Simpatico
NZ Pilsner & Hazy DIPA
5.0% & 8.3%
Deeds Brewing Ludicrous Speed, To Build A Fire & Friends
TDH IPA & Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
7.4% & 14.9%
Deeds & Beer Cartel The Syndicate Hazy IPA
Hazy IPA
6.0%
Deeds Brewing Daydreaming In Autumn & Keyboard Warrior '21
DDH Hazy Pale & Hazy TIPA
5.7% & 10.0%
Deeds Brewing Fiery Gate Of Helles, No Ticket, Tropicana & Lament Configuration
Helles, DIPA, Imperial Cream Sour & Wheat DIPA
5.0% & 8.0% & 7.
Deeds Brewing One Standard Drink, Fortune And Glory, Intergalactic Lovechild Vol.3 & DKAT Amarillo
Mid-Strength, Hazy DIPA, Sour Hazy DIPA & Hazy DIPA
3.0% & 8.0% & 8.0% & 8.5%