While perusing my local bottle shop, I stumbled across this Smoked Peach Short Weisse from Smuttynose’s experimental branch, SmuttLabs. Instantly, I knew that was what I wanted to try next. I was always a fan of rauchbiers and Berliner weisses and never have I thought that they could be combined.
But, boy, am I glad they were. It came out a golden orange color with a thin white head, and I was swept away by the ambrosial smell of peach with just a hint of smoke. Very inviting. And I wasn’t disappointed by the taste. Tart peach well balanced with the smoked malt. It had a medium body and was incredibly effervescent.
This was a fascinating merger between two polarizing beer styles. Doing a little research I found that this may have been a one-off batch, which I hope is not true. But I do look forward to trying the various other smoked fruited Berliner weisses offered through SmuttLabs.