Category Archives: 3 Sons Brewing Company

3 Sons Slice of Life

Brewery: 3 Sons Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 12%
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!

3 Sons Raspberry Dazed

Brewery: 3 Sons Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 7%
Style: Sour Ale – Smoothie

Brewer Description: (from can) Imperial sour ale with raspberries.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.17
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 13th October 2020, ‘dazed & confused’. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy beetroot purple colour with a one finger pinkish purple head that had decent retention, but left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, candied, raspberry, mixed berries.
Taste: Slightly tart, sweet, jammy, candied, raspberry, mixed berries.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Aroma and flavours were nice with lots of raspberry, but it was just a bit too sweet for me. Would have preferred more sour and tartness to balance out the sweetness.

3 Sons Strawberry Bling

Brewery: 3 Sons Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 3.5%
Style: German Gose

Brewer Description: (from can) Gose style ale with strawberries and fleur de sel.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.43
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 13th October 2020, ‘bling bling’. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A cloudy pinkish orange colour with a one finger pinkish head that had decent retention, while leaving some lacing and (I’m guessing) strawberry pulp.
Aroma: Sweet, strawberry, jammy, cucumber.
Taste: Moderately sweet, slightly tart, strawberry, jam, light saltiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: I loved both the aroma and flavour as it’s very strawberry and drinks real easy. In fact it’s probably the best strawberry ‘beer’ I’ve tried, since most are pretty poor. But is it beer? As it seems much closer to fresh squeezed juice or a smoothie than a beer.