Friday, August 27, 2021

Great Notion Brewing Super Baked Tart Ale

Beer Name: Super Baked
Brewery: Great Notion Brewing (Portland, OR)
ABV: 8.0%

How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Unknown
Price: Unknown, gift from a friend.

Date Canned: January 27, 2021
Date Drank: March 6, 2021
When brewed/released? Rotating beer.

Commercial Description: "We dialed up the potency of our pie-inspired tart ale, Baked, to bring you Super Baked! This recipe calls for loads of blueberry, lemon, vanilla, cinnamon, and milk sugar."

Where distributed: Great Notion Brewing currently self-distributes their beer. They do can releases (4-packs of 16 oz cans) at their NW location, and otherwise may sell leftover 16 oz cans or 32 oz crowlers at their NE Alberta taproom. COVID-19 affected dine-in service in 2021.

Appearance (5%): Poured clear blueberry-colored into a pint glass. Limited white head with a light purple hue. Virtually no lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Clearly blueberry with lemon notes. Vanilla, cinnamon, and milk sugar accentuate the pie experience. 4.75/5

Taste (40%): Blueberry from start to finish. Some lemon that lifts up the tart blueberry flavors. Milk sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla keep the tartness wonderfully in check. Very slight octane to remind you it is an 8% beer. Aftertaste reminds me of an awesome blueberry pie, and the lemon citrus presents itself even more. Delicious, tons of flavor. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Full-bodied, good carbonation. Very juicy with slight dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding fruit sour. Great Notion is also known for their fruit sours, and Super Baked is yet another amazing brew. This should appeal to the blueberry pie lovers, as it has all the elements without the crust. 4.75/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.588/5

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