Brekeriet Beer AB Cassis – Sour / Wild Ale at 5.4% ABV

Brekeriet Beer AB Cassis Sour / Wild Ale at 5.4% ABV (C$17.16 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 750 ml, best before 31-May-2021, acquired 12-Oct-2017, reviewed 20-Oct-2017)

Appearance: clear pink-tinged medium amber with one finger of pinkish fizzy head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: tart juicy currants, candi sugar, hint of wood. (9/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high tart, low bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium-light body, lively carbonation, tart finish. (4/5)

Very authentic currant aromas and flavours, to the point where I’m half-convinced I can feel the fur from the berries on my tongue. That, or maybe black currant jam on toast – but heavy on the jam and light on the toast. I’m not getting a lot of complexity, but that’s not really a complaint, more just an observation. The tartness might be just a shade unbalanced, though, especially in the finish. Still, good stuff. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze

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