Marilyn is a Berliner Weisse with the addition of oat, vanilla and pitanga. While the oat gives the beer an extremely velvety body, the pitanga brings an elegant acidity which is balanced by a touch of vanilla. (Source: Loosely translated from the brewery's advertising material.)
- Beer: Marilyn
- Style: Berliner Weisse (29B. Fruit and Spice Beer - 23A. Berliner Weisse with Vanilla and Pitanga)
- ABV: 4.1%
- IBU: 17
- Look: orange color, turbid, with a low white head formation that leaves marks on the glass. When I poured the rest of the can in the glass, it turned its color to a reddish-orange.
- Aroma: the vanilla is really present, being the main aroma. There is also a light fruitiness, reminding of a fruit with citric notes, probably acerola or pitanga.
- Taste: from the start, there is an interesting mix of fruity and vanilla notes. Here, there is a stronger feel that the fruitiness comes from pitanga. There is some lactic acidity as well.
- Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, medium-high carbonation and a dry and short finish;
- Overall: Great berliner weisse-based beer. The vanilla in this beer brought some childhood memories (AAS Infantil, anyone 1?)…
Brazilian equivalent to Infant ASA, which (at least in Brazil`s version) has a strong vanilla aroma and taste.