King River's switch to cans came just in time for them to pop the 2021 versions of their fruited Berliner Weisse duo inside. The Mango Berliner Weisse looks like thick juice or purée and, from the off, it makes no effort to hide its star ingredient. Fleshy mango is prominent on the nose, the silky palate, the belch test. Indeed, it smothers your chances of picking up much in the way of acidity or funk in favour of fruit-heavy refreshment.
There's plenty of funk in its Blueberry Berliner Weisse brethren, however, which pours like a deeply-hued rosé and leads off with the fruit's deep, earthy charms. Again, it's light on the acidity – just a gentle spritz – but registers higher on the funk meter, and is fruitily refreshing in its own way too.
- Fruited Berliner Weisse
- 4.0% & 3.5%