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Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery
Pear and Bergamot Sour

Category: Sour Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.7%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Deschutes Brewery
Pear and Bergamot Sour

Category: Sour Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.7%
Minutely hazy yellow color. Attractive aromas and flavors of peach and pear nectar, floral honey, lemon-lime bars, and kumquat with a supple, tart, effervescent, sourish medium body and a smooth, interesting, long finish conveying touches of lemon-orange-pear relish, buttered zucchini raisin toast, marinated artichoke, and apricot vinaigrette on watercress finish. A flavorful and refreshing "brunch" sour with adroit balance and an easy, approachable style.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Malty, Sour & Tart & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: peach and pear nectar, floral honey, lemon-lime bars, and kumquat
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of lemon-orange-pear relish, buttered zucchini raisin toast, marinated artichoke, and apricot vinaigrette on watercress
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Cobb Salad, Crepes, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A flavorful and refreshing "brunch" sour with adroit balance and an easy, approachable style.

The Producer

Deschutes Brewery

The Producer
901 S.W. Simpson Ave
Bend, OR 97702
USA
1 541-312-6942

Sour Ale

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Serve in a Stange
Sour Ales encompass the wide variety of intentionally soured ales that have recently become quite popular, but don’t fit neatly into traditional classifications. They are tart tasting beers that have been inoculated with either Lactobacillus, Brettanomyces, and Pediococcus strains of bacteria or have been affected by wild yeast strains via spontaneous fermentation, or by the addition of fruits containing wild strains on their skins.