Sippin' Pretty Fruited Sour

Colorado
United States
Sippin' Pretty Fruited Sour, Odell Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

More of a mantra than a beer, Sippin' Pretty is our Fruited Sour Ale. Loaded with our unique blend of açai, guava, and elderberry, and balanced with a delicate addition of Himalayan pink sea salt, this beer pops with a bright ruby color and a refreshing tart finish. So sit back, relax, and sip on something pretty.

Profile

ABV: 
4.5%
IBUs: 
10
Judges Review 
Brad Darnell's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Sippin' Pretty Fruited Sour by Odell Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Wild Specialty Beer (2015 BJCP Category 28C) offering according to BJCP guidelines. For this style expect the fruit to have a prominent role alongside a funky and/or sour character from the wild fermentation.

Moderate lactic berry and soft guava sourness invites a longer nasal pull which then yields light cracker malt and a light sulfur nose. The pour is cloudy strawberry red/orange with a large, thick off-white/pink head. Head retention is long but there is only limited lacing. The flavor is lightly sweet-tart berries, tropical guava notes, soft lactic acidity, light cracker malt, no hop character and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

The sulfur notes (rotten egg) sticks around but lessens as the rounded berry notes become more prominent. Light mineral and aspirin notes round out the secondary aroma profile. The flavor softens to present slightly underripe berry greenness that keeps the mineral character underneath. The berry and guava flavors take the balance from the malt. A light lactic tartness and soft saltiness linger into the finish. The salt softens the sourness and slightly enhances the malt sweetness.

Overall a light bodied beer that allows the berries and guava to remain the focus while presenting a light and crisp tart and acidic character. The malt is light but offers enough sweetness to keep the acidity from becoming unpleasant. This beer would complement a simple angel food or pound cake.

Brewery Introduction

Odell Brewing is now the 34th largest craft brewery in the country distributing beer to just 14 states.. While the brewery crafts a variety of beers, its roots are built on British styles. Innovation and creativity meet balance, consistency and quality in each brew.

This balance is a not... Read More

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