Full Review

Vancouver Island Brewing

Vancouver Island Brewing
Rainshadow Twin City Brewing Collab Sour Ale

Category: Sour Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Vancouver Island Brewing
Rainshadow Twin City Brewing Collab Sour Ale

Category: Sour Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.5%
Sunburst in color, with vibrant aromas of wild raspberry, cranberry, strawberry tops, and toast. On the palate, crisp acidity brings cherry coulis, berry layer bar, watermelon, and rose petal flavors into a smooth, medium-to-long finish. A vivacious and pure sour ale that’s expressive and nuanced.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Sweet & Fruity & Sour & Tart
Aroma Aroma: wild raspberry, cranberry, strawberry tops, and toast
Taste Flavor: cherry coulis, berry layer bar, watermelon, and rose petal
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Ceviche, Chicken Caesar Salad, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vivacious and pure sour ale that's extremely expressive and nuanced.

The Producer

Vancouver Island Brewing Co.

The Producer
2330 Government St.
Victoria, BC V8T 5G5
Canada
1 250-361-0007

Their Portfolio

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95 Vancouver Island Brewing Hermannator Ice Bock 9.5% (Canada)
89 Vancouver Island Brewing Juan De Fuca Cervesa Lager 4.8% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Islander Lager 5.0% (Canada)
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87 Vancouver Island Brewing Raspberry Export Stout 7.5% (Canada)
89 Vancouver Island Brewing Mocha Export Stout 7.5% (Canada)
85 Vancouver Island Brewing Misthorn Winter Amber IPA 6.5% (Canada)
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88 Vancouver Island Brewing Champagne Powder Belgian Brut IPA 6.2% (Canada)
92 Vancouver Island Brewing Nanaimo Bar Imperial Porter 8.2% (Canada)
87 Vancouver Island Brewing Broken Islands Hazy IPA 6.0% (Canada)
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88 Vancouver Island Brewing Magic Hour Grapefruit Gose 2.4% (Canada)
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87 Vancouver Island Brewing Twisted Stalk Blackberry Helles 5% (Canada)
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92 Vancouver Island Brewing Dominion Dark Lager 5.5% (Canada)
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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.