Green Man Snozzberry
Green Man Snozzberry is an American Wild Ale, 5.5% ABV. This Blonde Sour Ale has been wild fermented and aged for a full year in oak barrels.
Well, it is clear form the pour this has been brewed, fermented, or aged with some kind of fruit! The beer is a bright red/pink color, and not much head was achieved form a beer split six ways. (The final two pours were a much darker and cloudier purple color) Green Man is all in on the snozzberry shtick and never reveals the actual fruits used. By the aroma I’d guess it’s raspberries and possibly some blackberries and/or strawberries. In any case, the “snozzberries” are mighty strong and are mixing with some serious sour yeast funk. The taste is as good as, if not better than the aroma. Again this is fruit forward and intensely sour. During the short time I enjoyed my portion I never really got much from the barrel that was obvious. Even with a rather potent sourness this remained very drinkable and I longed for another pour that was not to come.
I’ve only had a handful of Green Man beers on visits to Asheville, and I honestly had no idea they were making anything of this caliber. Thanks to Nicolette for sharing this one with the group at work!