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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Fruit Beer Specialty Fruit Beer

BJCP 29C

BJCP 2015 29C Specialty Fruit Beer example
29C - Specialty Fruit Beer

Aroma

Same as fruit beer, except that some additional fermentables (honey, molasses, etc.) may add an aroma component. Whatever additional aroma component is present should be in balance with the fruit and the beer components, and be a pleasant combination.

Appearance

Same as fruit beer.

Flavor

Same as fruit beer, except that some additional fermentables (honey, molasses, etc.) may add a flavor component. Whatever additional flavor component is present should be in balance with the fruit and the beer components, and be a pleasant combination. Added sugars should not have a raw, unfermented flavor. Some added sugars will have unfermentable elements that may provide a fuller finish; fully fermentable sugars may thin out the finish.

Mouth Feel

Same as fruit beer, although depending on the type of sugar added, could increase or decrease the body.

Overall Impression

A harmonious marriage of fruit, sugar, and beer, but still recognizable as a beer. The fruit and sugar character should both be evident but in balance with the beer, not so forward as to suggest an artificial product.

Comments

If the additional fermentables or processes do not add a distinguishable character to the beer, enter it as a normal 29A Fruit Beer and omit a description of the extra ingredients or processes.

Commercial Examples

New Planet Raspberry Ale

Notes

A Specialty Fruit Beer is a fruit beer with some additional ingredients or processes, such as fermentable sugars (honey, brown sugar, invert sugar, etc.) added.

BJCP 2015 29C - Specialty Fruit Beer Commercial Example
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