The first of four beers that I brought home from Deciduous Brewing. For those that don’t know Deciduous is a new brewery in Newmarket NH and David Sakolsky, formerly of Blue Lobster, is the brewer. I always enjoyed David’s beers at Blue Lobster so I was quick to stop by the new spot when they opened. Auroral is the first beer released from Deciduous and is a Berliner Weiss style beer with blood oranges and lychee. I had never even heard of a lychee before this beer so no idea what it added to the beers flavor.
This beer is off to a great start with a deep yellow, slightly hazy appearance and active carbonation that leaves a nice white head. Aroma lets you know this is a berliner with a nice mix of light funk and fruity citrus/lemon. Taste follows with a nice base fruit juice start and enough pucker to make you smack your lips but it won’t make your eyes water. Finish is clean and refreshing.
This is a well done beer and if you like the style than you will certainly enjoy this one from Deciduous.
Alcohol Content: 4.0% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Deciduous Brewing (Facebook page)
Brewers Description: A Berliner style wheat ale brewed with acidulated malts, blood orange and lychee.