Category Archives: Staggeringly Good Brewery

Staggeringly Good Souropod Papaya and Lychee Kettle Sour

Brewery: Staggeringly Good Brewery
Country: England
ABV: 5.7%
Style: Sour Ale
Other Notes: Papaya and lychee

Brewer Description: (from website) Our latest Souropod with 300Kg of Papaya and 400Kg of Lychee is available now! This is without doubt our most complex sour with vibrant lychee and tropical fruits on the nose followed by flavours of sweetened sherbet, papaya and lychee finished with a light effervescent body.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.78
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 11th December 2020, with a best before date of 11th June 2021. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy, slightly murky dark orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention but eventually settled to a thin cap, while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Tart, papaya dominates, with mango and lychee notes, and a splash of lemon.
Taste: Sour, tart, sharp citrus, lemon juice, with notes of papaya and lychee.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: The sourness was a bit sharp to be easy drinking, and also hid the papaya and lychee flavours a bit. As a Souropod, I preferred the triple fruited Gose’s.

Staggeringly Good Souropod Imperial Triple Fruited Gose – Mango, Raspberry & Vanilla

Brewery: Staggeringly Good Brewery
Country: England
ABV: 7.4%
Style: Imperial Gose
Other Notes: Mango, raspberry & vanilla

Brewer Description: (from website) Once more the term ‘liquid’ is tested with this triple fruited Gose oozing with Mango, Raspberry and Vanilla. Set your dishwasher to the longest cycle because this thic boi beer is going to make a mark on your life. The ‘Beer/Not Beer’ trolls are sure to have a field day but all we can say is we’re a brewery, we made it, get over it! So whilst they argue over details join us and chill with a cold glass of this indulgent fruited madness.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.2
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 18th November 2020, with a best before date of 18th May 2021. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A thick puree like mango juice orange colour with a one finger orange head that disappeared almost immediately to a replenishing thin cap, with no lacing, but some puree fruity bits on the sides of the glass.
Aroma: Sweet fruit, ripe mango, mango juice, with slight raspberry notes.
Taste: Lightly sweet and sour, mango, mango juice, lemon, with notes of raspberry and vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, thick, smoothie like, with moderate carbonation.
Overall: It’s a good thing I love mango juice, because mango dominates here in both aroma and flavour. As in their description, I’d still question whether this was ‘beer/not beer’ though. And although I won’t answer this question, I definitely did enjoy this drink.

Staggeringly Good Souropod Imperial Triple Fruited Gose – Blackberry, Blackcurrant, Raspberry & Ginger

Brewery: Staggeringly Good Brewery
Country: England
ABV: 7.3%
Style: Imperial Gose
Other Notes: Blackberry, blackcurrant, raspberry & ginger

Brewer Description: (from website) Redefining the term ‘liquid’ this triple fruited Gose with Blackberry, Blackcurrant, Raspberry and Ginger is inspired by similar beers from breweries such as The Veil and doesn’t so much pour as crawl into your glass. Thick and intense is an understatement, this thing will wreck your glassware and probably ripyou’re your cupboard doors for the hell of it. Get it in your face!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 29th September 2020, with a best before date of 29th March 2021. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A murky and puree like beetroot purple, with a big three finger purple head that dissipated fairly quickly, while leaving some lacing and puree like bits.
Aroma: Fruity, mixed berry smoothie, blackberry, Ribena, blackcurrant, raspberry, and some light ginger notes.
Taste: Lightly sour, mixed berries, Ribena, blackcurrant, blackberry, raspberry, with a light ginger spicy kick.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, thick, full bodied, pulpy, with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Easy drinking, very fruity, alcohol well hidden, it’s smoothie like, but is it beer?