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Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams
KMF Grand Cru Barrel Aged Sour

Category: Sour Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Samuel Adams
KMF Grand Cru Barrel Aged Sour

Category: Sour Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
Murky brown color. Interesting aromas of pickle juice, edamame, carob bar, and latex with a slightly chewy, bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, delightful, long pomegranate vinaigrette on greens, hot pickles, and figs jam on sourdough toast finish. A rich, meal in a glass style sour ale.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Sour & Tart & Malty
Aroma Aroma: pickle juice, edamame, carob bar, and latex
Taste Flavor: pomegranate vinaigrette on greens, hot pickles, and figs jam on sourdough toast
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Sauerbraten, Roast Duck With Mushroom Cream Sauce, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, meal in a glass style sour ale.

The Producer

The Boston Beer Co.

The Producer
30 Germania St.
Boston, MA 02130
USA
1 617-368-5000

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.