Red Collar Brewing Co. Cherry Sour – Sour / Wild Ale at 7% ABV | 10 IBU

Red Collar Brewing Co. Cherry Sour Sour / Wild Ale at 7% ABV | 10 IBU (C$8.75 at Sundance Wine Market, 650 ml, no bottle date or best before, acquired 19-Aug-2016, reviewed 26-Sep-2016)

Appearance: slightly hazy golden pink with one fat finger of rocky white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, minimal lacing. (3/5) Aroma: tart cherry, light funk, light acetic vinegar. (5/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate tart, mild bitter. (6/10) Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, dry moderate tart finish. (3/5)

My first thought pouring this was “Huh – a cherry beer that isn’t the obligatory fake red. This could be promising.” And it’s not like I had any great expectations here – the cautious optimism I had after trying their (English-style) India Pale Ale was cruelly shattered by their Belgian IPA. This, though, isn’t bad. It’s not great, granted, but it’s not bad, either. The funk in the aroma isn’t completely clean, but the taste is a little better. Ultimately, it’s a fairly basic kettle sour. (12/20)

6/10 #ryansbooze


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