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Vancouver Island Brewing

Vancouver Island Brewing
Mystic Ile Sauvage Brewing Collab Dry-Hopped Sour Ale

Category: Sour Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Vancouver Island Brewing
Mystic Ile Sauvage Brewing Collab Dry-Hopped Sour Ale

Category: Sour Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5%
Light gold in color, with bright aromas of cucumber, pineapple shrub, lychee, nettle, and mango. On the palate, lively acidity brings young peach, grape skin, kiwi, and passionfruit nectar flavors into a crisp and light, medium-length finish. Perfectly tart and sessionable, super refreshing…open one up for your dearest pet-nat fan!

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Sour & Tart & Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: pineapple shrub, cucumber, lychee, nettle, and mango
Taste Flavor: underripe peach
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ceviche, Chicken Caesar Salad, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tart but sessionable sour that's light on its feet and super refreshing; pet nat drinkers need apply.

The Producer

Vancouver Island Brewing Co.

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

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.