Full Review

SweetWater Brewing Co.

SweetWater Brewing Co.
Through the Brambles Sour Ale

Category: Sour Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.2%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

SweetWater Brewing Co.
Through the Brambles Sour Ale

Category: Sour Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.2%
Clear copper color. Medicinal aromas of cherries, red wine barrel, citrus, and vinegar with a soft, tart, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length cherry syrup, pie crust, and oak finish. A Kriek-like sour beer with dense cherry and jam notes.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex, Sour & Tart & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: cherries, red wine barrel, citrus, and vinegar
Taste Flavor: cherry syrup, pie crust, and oak
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Roast Turkey, Chicken Caesar Salad, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A Kriek-like sour beer with dense cherry and jam notes.

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.