Category Archives: Sour Ale – Smoothie / Soda / Pastry

Omnipollo Pleroma Blueberry Pineapple Crème Brûlée Sour

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6%
Style: Sour Ale – Smoothie
Other Notes: Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij (Belgium)

Brewer Description: (from website) The intensity of loads of blueberries blended together with the tropical, fresh notes of a ripe pineapple. Crème brûlée sour ale brewed with berries, milk sugar and lots of finely ground vanilla.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.97
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 24th November 2022. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A nice looking beetroot purple with a one finger pinkish purple head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Cream soda, mixed forest berries, sweet canned pineapple, cream, vanilla.
Taste: Moderately sweet, cream soda, tart, pineapple, blueberry, cream, vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: It was interesting. It had good aroma and there was some similarities to the Bianca Blackberry Blueberry Marshmallow which was insanely good to me, but here I think the tartness of the pineapple just didn’t work as well with the other milkshake like qualities, and just didn’t make it as enjoyable to drink.

Stamm Daenerys

Brewery: Stamm Brewing
Country: Russia
ABV: 7%
Style: Sour Ale – Smoothie
Other Notes: Imperial Sour Ale

Brewer Description: Imperial Sour Ale with mango, passionfruit and guava.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.21
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 500ml can, canned on 30th November 2021, poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A cloudy deep mango orange colour with a one finger orange head that dissipated fairly quickly, while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Strong tropical fruitiness, guava and mango standout, with notes of passionfruit.
Taste: Tart, light sourness, lots of tropical fruit, guava, mango, passionfruit, with light sweet mandarin notes.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: A good amount of tropical fruit, guava, mango and passionfruit, aroma and flavours, which was a good combination.

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!

Funky Fluid Gelato Pastry Sour – PB&J

Brewery: Funky Fluid
Country: Poland
ABV: 5.8%
Style: Sour Ale – Smoothie / Soda / Pastry
Other Notes: Hops – Amarillo

Brewer Description: (from can) Sweet & sour beer. Inspired by Italian ice creams and famous Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich. Packed up to the ceiling with raspberry & black currant purée.

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

Intro: A 500ml can, with a best before date of 1st July 2021. Poured into a Alvinne teku glass.
Appearance: A cloudy artificial purple pink colour, with a one finger pink head that disappeared almost immediately, while leaving no lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, dessert, jammy, mixed berries, wafer, nutty, with notes of peanut butter.
Taste: Sour, tart, jammy, mixed berries, sweetness, wafer, nutty.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Easy drinking dessert like beer. Although the nuttiness was more like wafer/peanuts than peanut butter, it still tasted nice with the jammy mixed berry flavours.

Totem Rhubarb Pastry Sour

Brewery: Totem
Country: Belgium
ABV: 4%
Style: Sour Ale – Pastry
Other Notes: 40 IBUs. Malts – Golden Promise, Oat Malt, Wheat Malt and Dextrin Malt. Hops – Jaryllo. Bitter 3/10, Sour 6/10, Fruity 8/10, Sweet 2/10

Brewer Description: (from can) Rhubarb pastry sour.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.89
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of September 2022. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden colour with a just over one finger white head that had decent retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Rhubarb, vanilla, milk, candied lemon.
Taste: Sweet, tart, rhubarb, pineapple, lemon, vanilla, dried tropical fruit, slight wheat.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice aromas with interesting rhubarb sweet and tart flavours. Not something you usually associate coming from Belgium which in the past has been quite old school. But Totem is one of those progressive craft breweries that are popping up more and more in Belgium, and it’s interesting to see what they come up with.