Mikkeller Brewing San Diego Limited Series Moons of Saturan

Mikkeller Brewing San Diego Limited Series Moons of Saturn, 7 % ABV is a Berliner Weisse style sour brewed with orange peel, lime peel, Key lime, passion fruit, and crystallize ginger. Moons of Saturn is inspired by the refreshing Saturn cocktail, which is a gin based version of a Mia Tai. Moons of Saturn pours a crispy golden color with a quickly fading one and a quarter white head with nice fruity tropical tart citrusy aromas with hints of light ginger. Flavor is somewhat similar to its aroma it has a slight funky flavor of tropical gingery fruits, passion fruit, with a nice tartness and citrusy highlights with a nice amount of sourness hitting all the right taste buds on your tongue with a nice lighter mouthfeel that comes to a nice tart and sour tropical finish and has a nice light ginger aftertaste with a linger of tropical citrusy fruit. Mikkeller Brewing San Diego Limited Series Moons of Saturn is quite tasty getting an A+. It’s a refreshing beer even for a fruited sour, I highly recommend Mikkeller Brewing San Diego Limited Series Moons of Saturn. Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Throwback Thursday: Destihl Brewery Wild Sour Series Counter Clockweisse

Originally posted November 20th, 2016.

Here is another Destihl Brewery Wild Sour Series beer, Counter Clockweisse, 3.0% ABV.  Counter Clockweisse is a Berliner-style Weiss Bier. Traditional German-style sour wheat al is used in Counter Clockweisse and is unfiltered and spontaneously fermented. Counter Clockweisse pours a bright yellow color with a fizzy two finger white head that quickly dissolves back into the yellowness of the beer. The aroma is filled with lots of tartness, acidic lemony-tart lactic notes. The aroma has much the same qualities as a true German Berliner Weiss Bier. Taste has some similar qualities to Counter Clockweisse’s aroma; it’s tart upfront with a bit on acidic lemon, sour wheat in the middle with a fainter lemon note towards the back. The mouthfeel is light easy and refreshing. Counter Clockweisse finishes tart yet easy with a tart lemon wheat after taste that slowly fades into the next sip. This is a good beer, B grade but I think that after three maybe four Counter Clockweisse becomes too much, the tartness of it all becomes too much. But that doesn’t make it a terrible beer, no it just something you can have a whole lot of. I would go back to it and do recommend Destihl Brewery Wild Sour Series Counter Clockweisse. It’s good, it’s refreshing, and something you need to try! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly    

Town Brewing Co. Cruise to Nowhere

 

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Town Brewing Co. Cruise to Nowhere, 4.8% ABV is a tropical session sour ale brewed in Charlotte, North Carolina, and fermented with mango, guava, passion fruit, blood orange & Hibiscus. Cruise to Nowhere is the 2019 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) gold medal winner. Cruise to Nowhere pours a pinkish-red color with an almost two finger thin white head that fades steadily with fruity tropical aromas that are sour with a touch of tropical flora. Now the taste has a nice tropical fruit flavor of passion fruit which is bigger than that of the mango and guava, and toward the middle and rear of the mouth, you get a nice blood orange citrus fruit. The overall tropical flavor is sour and tart without being too sour that it squinches up your face and finishes with a tropical sour/tartness and with a nice tropical sour aftertaste that is quite refreshing with a lighter mouthfeel. I can easily see how and why Town Brewing Co. Cruise to Nowhere won gold at GABF, it is definitely getting an A here. This sour beer is just the right combo of sour to tropical fruit make for a real gold medal winner that you should not miss out on, it a good beer! Please stay safe and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!  

Westbrook Brewing Co. Lemon Meringue Pie

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Westbrook Brewing Co. Lemon Meringue Pie, 5% ABV is a sour ale brewed with lemon, vanilla, cinnamon, and milk sugar. Lemon Meringue Pie pours a light orange color with a very light yellow tint to it and a two and a half finger white steady fading head with aromas that are tart with nice sweet and sour lemony vanilla/cinema notes that carry into the taste with sweet and sour lemon-vanilla/cinnamon tart notes that come together for a sweet vanilla finish with nice creamy vanilla with dashes of cinnamon aftertaste with a medium mouthfeel. Westbrook Brewing Co. Lemon Meringue Pie is a great beer that I give an A. I could really taste all the flavors of the beer that are all very well balanced to make a good beer that is really worth trying. Lemon Meringue Pie really does taste like a beer version of said pie and is a bit refreshing at the same time. I suggest you go try it! Please stay safe and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Resident Culture Brewing Heavy Peeler Kettle Sour

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Locally brewed in Charlotte, North Carolina Resident Culture Heavy Peeler Kettle Sour, 4.5% ABV is brewed with lemon, lime, passion fruit, and orange, where I purchased from Pop The Top Craft Beer Shop. Heavy Peeler pours a bright yellow color with a very quick clear/white fizzy head that sends a sour/tart aroma of lime and bits of lemon up into your nose. The taste does somewhat emulates the aroma with nice sweet but sour and tart citrusy lime with some nice bits of lemon and very very faint orange and passion fruit that does become more tart as it passes over the back of the tongue and has a tart lemon/ lime finish that carries into a slightly sour but mostly tart aftertaste that does linger for a while, with a light mouthfeel that is a bit refreshing. Resident Culture Heavy Peeler Kettle Sour is juicy and refreshing but the tart lime is not so bad but not the best and it’s a B. The lime comes and goes throughout the drinking session and yes I recommend Resident Culture Heavy Peeler Kettle Sour. Please stay safe and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Hopfly Brewing Company Tropical Squeeze Fruited Sour

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Locally brewed in Rocky Mount North Carolina Hopfly Brewing Company Tropical Squeeze Fruited Sour, 4.2% is brewed with Mango and Tangerine. This fruited sour pours an orange juice yellow color with a bit of an orange hue and a one-finger quick fading white head, that gives off tropical mango and tangerine notes with hints of a sourness to it. Taste pretty much follows the aroma with nice sour mango and tangerine fruit/fruit juice. This beer does taste like a straight-up soured fruit juice. Tropical Squeeze comes to a nice tropical fruit juicy sour finish and has a more tropical sour aftertaste that does linger for a little bit with a medium mouthfeel. Hopfly Brewing Company Tropical Squeeze Fruited Sour is one awesome beer and it’s definitely an A+ beer. Tropical Squeeze is really refreshing with great sour fruit flavors, not too strong. I highly recommend Hopfly Brewing Company Tropical Squeeze Fruited Sour. It was good! Please stay safe and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Westbrook Brewing Co.Breaded Break-In

Originally posted September 8th, 2015 at Folly Beach.

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I love being in a place where you can find different and local beers that I can’t find at home. That is always fun. I found this, Westbrook Brewing Co. Breaded Break-In, 6.6% ABV. This beer is similar to they’re Gose but Breaded Break-In is brewed with more grain and a bunch of Sorachi Ace hops as well as coriander. Breaded Break-In pours a yellow-orange cloudy color with a three-finger fleecy white head that slowly dissipates into some lacing but not much. The aroma is big with lemony notes and very faint lemon hops smell. The taste is very tart and lemony, as the aroma would suggest. There is the salty flavor that you would get from the Gose but is overshadowed by the intense lemon flavor. It’s boarding on to much lemon flavor, but it’s enjoyable. The mouthfeel is medium with a tart refreshing finish and leads into a nice tart lemon finish that lingers leaving you smacking your lips. This Breaded Break-In from Westbrook Brewing Co. gets and A. I loved how tart it was and that the salty flavor notes we subdued by the lemon, and how refreshing it is despite being so lemony tart. I highly recommend that you try this Westbrook Breaded Break-In. I think you will! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

Victory Brewing Company Sour Monkey Sour Brett Tripel

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Victory Brewing Company (Downington, Pennsylvania) Sour Monkey, 9.5% is a Brett (Brettanomyces) Sour Belgian-Style ale. Victory uses Pilsner malt and Tettnang hops to brew Sour Money which is one variation of Golden Monkey, and there is also Twisted Monkey brewed with Mangos. Sour Monkey pours a golden color with a two and a half finger white head that slowly dissolves into a thin haze giving off sour aromas of some fruit and dryness. The taste is similar to the nose with a nice sizable effervescent with a nice punch of sour with hints of light fruit, spice in the middle probably from the Brett, and a somewhat strong sense of alcohol that comes to a dry spiced finish and a dry but sour aftertaste with a medium mouthfeel. Victory Brewing Company Sour Monkey is a nice tasty rendition of a Belgian-style Tripel, and I say it’s an A+. Nothing is really overpowering with this beer it nails the style and adds a pleasant Brett sourness to it for on pleasurable drinking experience, one that I think you will surely enjoy. Please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!  

Ancillary Fermentation Flag Signals.

Ancillary Fermentation Flag Signals, 4% ABV brewed in Cary North Carolina with sea salt, mango, pineapple, and strawberry in stainless tanks. Flag Signals pours a hazy straw yellow color with a fuzzy one finger head with tropical fruit aromas, mango and pineapple with faint strawberry. The flavor follows the aroma with tropical fruit notes with a tart saltiness that finish with a strawberry tropical flavor that is a bit sour yet tart with a sour tropical fruit aftertaste. The salted aspect of Ancillary Fermentation Flag Signals kind of throw the beer off, an it come out to D+. I did finish the beer but it not something that might go back to. The sour aspect really did go as well with the salt. Please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Hopfly Brewing Co. Sandsport

This sour fruit beer, Hopfly Brewing Company Sandsport, 5.4% ABV is brewed with pineapples according to the pineapple people family playing on the beach depicted on the label. I am not a huge fan of the sour style of beer, I find it to be okay, and some are better than others but is it, not my favorite style. Sandsport pours a deeper orange color with a quickly fading two white head with no trace of it left behind. It gives off a sour fruity aroma with tart pineapple with a few faint wine-like aroma wafting into your nose. Now it tastes sourer than it smells but there is a nice sour/tart pineapple note that as it fades it kicks up another sour notch with a very faint wine-like quality with a sour finish that is a little tart with some pineapple and flows into a tart and sour tropical aftertaste that fades rather quickly with a light mouthfeel. Sometimes pineapples can be sour at very least even without souring them and I found Hopfly Brewing Company Sandsport to average so think its a C. It’s not bad just that I don’t think you should sour pineapples or not sour them as much so that some of the sweetness can come through a little. Hopfly Brewing Company Sandsport isn’t that bad and I may go back to this somewhat soon. Cheers Please enjoy responsibly!