Fonta Flora Brewery Local Snacks

This beer is Local Snacks from Fonta Flora Brewery, is a mix-fermented ale or Appalachian Wild Ale. It is 6.2% ABV. This ale uses burlap-age hops, mixed house cultures, Riverbend Barley, and Riverbend raw wheat. This beer also uses blueberries, cherries, Muscadine, and Scuppernong grapes. This beer is only available in the summer season. This ale pours a raspberry red color with no head. The aroma is fruity, with cherry, raspberry, and slight grape. The taste is similar to the nose with raspberry, and cherry tartness, but with fewer grape flavors than you pick up on the nose. The mouth is somewhat medium. Then this ale finishes tart and sour with fruity esters. Then you get a tart cherry-raspberry aftertaste that lingers for a second or two and then fades away. This ale is an okay beer, and I give Local Snacks a C+. It has good flavors, but nothing stands out. You have to be in the mood for a sour-mix beer like this. They are neat beers, and you should try them. But would I recommend this one? Not so much, I mean, it’s not bad, but it’s not the best either. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Fonta Flora Brewery Local Snacks

This beer is Local Snacks from Fonta Flora Brewery, is a mix-fermented ale or Appalachian Wild Ale. It is 6.2% ABV. This ale uses burlap-age hops, mixed house cultures, Riverbend Barley, and Riverbend raw wheat. This beer also uses blueberries, cherries, Muscadine, and Scuppernong grapes. This beer is only available in the summer season. This ale pours a raspberry red color with no head. The aroma is fruity, with cherry, raspberry, and slight grape. The taste is similar to the nose with raspberry, and cherry tartness, but with fewer grape flavors than you pick up on the nose. The mouth is somewhat medium. Then this ale finishes tart and sour with fruity esters. Then you get a tart cherry-raspberry aftertaste that lingers for a second or two and then fades away. This ale is an okay beer, and I give Local Snacks a C+. It has good flavors, but nothing stands out. You have to be in the mood for a sour-mix beer like this. They are neat beers, and you should try them. But would I recommend this one? Not so much, I mean, it’s not bad, but it’s not the best either. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Legion Brewing Co. Blood Orange Juicy Jay East Coast India Pale Ale

Coming from Legion Brewing Co. in Charlotte, North Carolina. Blood Orange Juicy Jay East Coast India Pale Ale. This Juicy Jay is 6.3% ABV. This Juicy Jay is another variation of Legion’s Juicy Jay. This IPA pours a light yellow color with a decent two-finger white head. It fades steadily and leaves behind little lacing. The aroma is fruity (pineapple, blood orange) and bitter. The flavor is bitter, hoppy, light blood orange, and some pineapple. It is hoppy as well. Then this IPA finishes with bitter fruits. Then you get an aftertaste of bitter, hoppy light fruit flavor that doesn’t linger. This IPA is not terrible. But the blood orange is a little light. I would’ve liked a little more blood-orange flavor. I would say this beer is a B-. The original Juicy Jay is a little better. But I would,d say that you shouldn’t try it. It is worth a try. Overall I would say this Variety of Juicy Jay is different, and that’s not bad. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company The Co-Op

Coming from Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company in Charleston, South Carolina this is The Co-Op a sour ale made with blackberry, grape, and lemon. This beer is 6% ABV and is a collaboration with The Co-op. This beer pours deep red/deep strawberry color with a four-finger light pink fizzy head. The aroma is tart with grape, lemon, and lithe blackberry. The taste is tart and fruity. It’s light on the grape and blackberries, but towards the back of the mouth, you get a tart lemon that throws the overall flavor into a bad spot. The mouthfeel is light. This beer then finishes with a grape/lemon tart flavor. The aftertaste is light tartness and light on flavor. This isn’t a good beer, and I think the flavors especially the lemon don’t go together. I usually like Edmund’s Oasts beer. But this one I am giving a D-. I mean the ingredients listed on the table sound dull if I’m being honest. I wouldn’t try this at all. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Legion Brewing Supernova Strawberry Mango Sour Ale

Supernova Strawberry Mango Sour Ale, 4.7%, is a Berliner Weisse beer and has a few different varieties. This soured ale is brewed by Legion Brewing here in Charlotte, North Carolina. Legion Brewing uses fresh strawberries and mango. This beer pours a light red, orange color with a one-and-a-half-finger white fizzy head. The aroma is tart, with strawberry, mango, and some sour notes. The beer tastes tart with light strawberries and a little mango. Overall the flavor of the beer is thin. The mouthfeel is light. Then this beer finishes with a tart, vague fruit flavor. Then comes an aftertaste of tart/sour flavors. This beer was not such a good beer, but I wouldn’t call it bad. I give Supernova Strawberry Mango Sour Ale a C-. The sour/tart flavors keep the fruity flavor down, and I would’ve liked more of a fruity flavor. It is refreshing to drink and not heavy at all. But I think I am finding out I might not be a big fan of fruity sour ales. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

NoDa Brewing Company Watermelon Gose

This locally made beer, Watermelon Gose, 4.0% ABV, is from NoDa Brewing Company in Charlotte, North Carolina. This sour beer fermented on watermelon puree with NoDa’s original Gose base. This beer pours a golden color with a thick two-finger white head that fizzy away rather quickly. The aroma is light watermelon, tart, and a bit salty. The taste is similar to its smell, with light watermelon tartness, and salt. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Then it has a tart and salty finish with a faint watermelon flavor. The watermelon flavor fades into a tart flavor, salty-sweet fruity flavor aftertaste. The whole watermelon flavor is very light, as is the entire beer. This NoDa Brewing Company Watermelon Gose is terrible. It’s a B-. It slowly grows on you as you drink this, and I found it refreshingly easy to drink. Yes, this would be a good summer recommendation. But I think there are better examples of a Gose beer out there. But NoDa wasn’t going for the best traditional Gose here. They were making a tasty summer beer, and watermelon plus a Gose was their best idea. It did not disappoint. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Partake Brewing Cherry Gose

We’re back after a break of no reviews! Here is a different kind of beer that I don’t usually review here. This beer is Cherry Gose a non-alcoholic craft beer from Partake brewing. Partake Brewing is in Toronto, Canada. It is a non-alcoholic cat beer brewery. This Cherry Gose pours a pale yellow color with a one-and-half-finger fizzy white head. The head fades quickly into itself. The aroma is a big cherry aroma. But it’s a fake cherry candy scent and not much else there. The flavor is not like its own aroma. It’s light on cherry, and there is light coriander. This beer is thin and weak overall. I thought it was watery as well. It is easy to drink. The mouthfeel is light. Then it has a very light aftertaste and finishes of cherry that fades quickly, leaving a metallic taste in your mouth. The beers smells fine. But it was not a great beer. I give Partake Brewing Cherry Gose a D-. I didn’t get through the entire twelve ounces. I got only to nine and couldn’t finish the last three ounces. It tasted artificial and light. I don’t recommend this. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Sugar Creek Brewing Company Hi-Creek Fruit Punch Sour Ale

Ever since I hear about Sugar Creek Brewing Company’s Hi-Creek I have been on the lookout for this. So yesterday I saw it on the back of the beer shelf at my local Harris Teeter grocery store. This is a 6.0% ABV fruit punch sour ale. It is kettle-soured. This sour ale pours an orange color with a half-finger white head. The aroma is fruity with cherry, orange, and strawberry. The aroma is also tart & sour. The taste is fruity, tart, and sour. You get orange and cherry but almost no strawberries are present on your taste buds. It has low bitterness. The mouthfeel is light. Then this sour ale finishes with a tart sour flavor, but not too sour/tart. The aftertaste is fruity and sour with a little tartness, This is a good sour but needs more fruit flavor to make it perfect. It is a B+ from me. I enjoyed and will enjoy this again. The can art is eye-catching and fun. Sugar Creek Brewing Company did a good job with Hi-Creek. You should try it! Please be kind, be safe and always remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Legion Brewing Pineapple Juicy Jay India pale ale

Pineapple Juicy Jay IPA, 6.5% ABV, is Legion Brewing’s pineapple version of their Juicy Jay IPA. This IPA uses pineapple puree. This beer is made locally in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have had the non-pineapple version of Juicy Jay many times, but never this version. This IPA pours a pineapple yellow color that is hard to see through. It has a two and a half finger white, steady head. The aroma is juicy and tropical, with some bittersweetness. The flavor is also fruity with bittersweetness and touches of tartness. The mouthfeel is slightly medium. Then this pineapple IPA finishes with a nice bitter pineapple flavor. Then the aftertaste of tropical fruit comes. This beer is a good variation of Juicy Jay IPA. I give it an A. I highly recommend it. It’s bright and tropical without being overly bitter. There is just enough pineapple flavor to give it that tropical feel. This beer is a good summer IPA. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Johny Bootleggers Sing Sing Sour Grape

This is the last of the Johny Bootleggers malt beverages that I received. This is Sing Sing Sour Grape, 12% ABV. This is the same Alcohol by volume percent as all the other flavors that came from Laval Québec Canada. This pours a dark candy purple color. This grape beverage has a fake sweetness of fake grape candy aroma. The taste is similar to its smell. There is a fake sweet, candy grape flavor that is not the worst flavor. I also found that it isn’t sour at all. I don’t know what their Idea of sour is, but that’s not sour. This grape beverage tastes like fake grape candy. The mouthfeel is light. It then finishes with a grape sweetness and not much on the aftertaste. There is a sugary flavor for an aftertaste. This Sing Sing Sour Grape from Johny Bootleggers was not the worst of the three. I give this one a D+. It has more of a fruit flavor to it than the Alcatraz Sour Apple, which had a chemical taste to it. This one is just fake grape candy. That gave it a few points. The best was the Syndicate City Sour Peach. But I wouldn’t rush out for that one or any of these. All of these aren’t the worst I’ve ever had, and I don’t think they are disgusting. They all have a fake flavor to them, and some fake flavors can be okay. Please be kind, stay safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!