Westbrook Leopold

Brewery: Westbrook Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 5%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Sour Ale aged in sauternes wine casks with apricots and peaches added

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Leopold is an adventurous hawk who visited us in the brewery for a few days last winter. In his honor we brewed this sour blonde ale and aged it in sauternes wine casks for 12 months, then refermented it on peaches and apricots.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.94
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 750ml bottle, bottled on 29th April 2016. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: It was a clear golden orange colour with a half finger white head that had decent retention but left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, light funk, apricot, peach and oak.
Taste: Sour, tart, acidic, apricot, peach, oak, and a splash of vinegar.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation, perhaps a touch too acidic though.
Overall: Despite the acidity, aroma and flavours were still nice.


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