Central City Brewers + Distillers / Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks Across the Nation Collaboration: Ruby Sunset – Sour / Wild Ale at 6% ABV | 7 IBU

Central City Brewers + Distillers / Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks Across the Nation Collaboration: Ruby Sunset Sour / Wild Ale at 6% ABV | 7 IBU (C$2.47 at NLC Stavanger, 355 ml, packaged on 3-Apr-2018, acquired 13-Jul-2018, reviewed 4-Aug-2018)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale amber with one finger of loose off-white head diminishing rapidly to a thin ring, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: artificial fruit punch, grainy malt, faint grass & earth. (5/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate tart, low bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry mild bitter and tart finish. (3/5)

I was a little taken aback the first time I saw a brewer wearing “kettle sours suck” T-shirt, thinking that seemed a bit of an extreme reaction to a style that, though admittedly lacking in depth and complexity, seemed at least OK – but, y’know what? I’m getting there, and fast. And, yes, it’s due to beers like this, which smell and taste like slightly malty kool-aid. (11/20)

5.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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