When I brew a "fruit ale" I try to downplay the chosen fruit. I don't want it to overpower the natural flavors of the malt, yeast or hops. I just did a apple hefe. And though the apple flavor came out just a little too understated, it was still there. I don't want to brew a fruit beer where the flavor is so prominent that, though it might be good, you'd only be able to drink just 1 and then have to move on. To me, to brew a beer where the fruit flavor is so outfront that it dominates what an ale is all about, malts, yeast and hops...just isn't right. But thats just me.
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