Brewery: 3 Sons Brewing Company
Style: Sour Ale – Pastry
Other Notes: Collaboration with Boneflower Craft Mead Co.
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Tequila barrel aged key lime pie sour with meadowfoam honey, lime zest & graham crackers.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.27
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2
Intro: A 750ml bottle, 2020 vintage. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Dessert like, very light tartness, strong graham cracker, shredded coconut, caramel, with light notes of vanilla, honey, marshmallow, and candied lime.
Taste: Liquid dessert or cocktail, moderately sweet, lightly tart, tequila, candied lime, marshmallow, graham cracker, shredded coconut.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Pleasantly surprised and really unexpected in a good way. I suppose the reason is that I had no idea what to expect even after reading the description. But this really worked, and everything from the description just seemed to meld together, and it’s like drinking a liquid dessert. At 12% ABV, any alcohol is really well hidden, and perhaps my only negative, is that after drinking half a bottle, it does start to feel quite sweet, so share the bottle and enjoy!