To Øl Sur Citra – Sour / Wild Ale at 5.5% ABV

To Øl Sur Citra Sour / Wild Ale at 5.5% ABV (C$5.35 at Collective, 500 ml, best before 5-Mar-2019, acquired 13-Feb-2019, reviewed 7-Apr-2019)

Appearance: cloudy deep gold with two fat fingers of rocky pale ivory head, excellent retention and heavy soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: lactic tart, citrus, grainy malt, hint of pine. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high tart, moderate sweet, moderate-low bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry moderate tart finish. (3/5)

I kind of see where they were going with this, but in my opinion the tartness is excessive, particularly since it’s a plain lactic sour adding no complexity or depth. On the other hand, it’s fairly crisp and easy to drink, and not completely unlike a Radler, so it’s something you could easily demolish a lot of on a summer patio. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze

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