Brewery: Almanac Beer Co. x Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Collaboration with Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Dry hopped and barrel aged sour ale brewed with blueberries and blackberries.
My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.01
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9
Intro: A 375ml bottle, bottled on 19th January 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy reddish colour with an orange hue and a one finger white head which fades quite quickly while leaving some sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart blueberries amongst other berries, with hints of peach, apricot and mandarin.
Taste: Sour and tart berries with citrusy orange and lemon plus a hint of vanilla and oak. Finish is very sour.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate prickly carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: I wasn’t really sure the vanilla flavour went to well here. I was surprised as I didn’t get this much vanilla in other Almanac sour barrel aged beers. Other than that though, I thought it was pretty tasty.