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SweetWater Brewing Co.

SweetWater Brewing Co.
Through the Brambles Blackberry Sour Ale

Category: Sour Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.1%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

SweetWater Brewing Co.
Through the Brambles Blackberry Sour Ale

Category: Sour Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.1%
Dark copper color. Sour aromas of citrus vinaigrette, bitter melon salad, and crushed red and dark berries with a supple, puckering, finely carbonated, sour medium body and a tingling, interesting, long sourdough raisin toast, kumquat, and gooseberries finish. A fabulously tart and mouthwatering sour ale that will triumph at the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: citrus vinaigrette, bitter melon salad, and crushed red and dark berries
Taste Flavor: sourdough raisin toast, kumquat, and gooseberries
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Epoisse (Burgundian Cheese), Sturgeon, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fabulously tart and mouthwatering sour ale that will triumph at the table.

The Producer

Sweetwater Brewing Company

The Producer
195 Ottley Dr
Atlanta, GA 30324
USA
1 404-691-2537

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.