Imperial Sour Blonde Ale, Edition No. 2
Nose has musty oak barrel, rehydrated apricot, lightly acidic, grapefruit skin, Muscat grape profile is distant.
Palate has light sourness, apricot jelly, citrus pith, lime and yellow cherry.
Fun stuff, not hitting out of the park sour, but a very nice start to the evening, well balanced, complexity to the flavors.
10.6% ABV — 5 days ago
A smattering of tan spots, like Queen Anne’s lace, appear, then slip into the murk. An alar Geist remains, like a smeared mirror. Dried cherries and black currants with ripe huckleberry, dried fig,
cherry tobacco and a touch of licorice, coffee and peeled poppy. Bitter chocolate and dried bing cherries tear an astral hole of arabic in the thick spring veil of dried violets and cloves with a decidedly burnt edge to the currant. Valerian tendencies abound. Dark ghosts that scribble runes through carbon paper. — 5 days ago
Great barrel aged sour beer! — 25 days ago
Rare Barrel. Blurred T. Saison aged in oak with Tempranillo grapes. Fascinating blend of wine and beer. It smells of tart cherries and blackberries. It really reminds me of a cider. Mouth is tons of fruit, alcohol, funky finish with citrus acidity and dark cherries. I’m fascinated to see this one age. — a day ago
Bottled on 17 Feb 2017.
Nose has yeasty stone fruits, Bing cherry, plum, fruit juice saturated oak, yellow raisin and fresh lemon+lime peel.
Palate has medium sourness, black cherry, ripe plum, ripe nectarine, red wine vinegar, medium funk, minimal oak influence.
Very nice stuff here.
9.0% ABV — 5 days ago