Velour Soccer Mom

Indiana
United States
Velour Soccer Mom by Sun King Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Velour Soccer Mom is a crisp Sour Ale that is aged in oak barrels with fresh raspberries and hibiscus. It has a light body with a pink hue and was fermented with Brettanomyces, a wild yeast that lends a delightfully tart character.

Profile

ABV: 
5.5%
IBUs: 
20
Judges Review 
Pat Mulloy's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The aroma hits the required points, highlighting raspberry and hibiscus with sour coming through nicely and traces of grain in the background joined by a hint of oak and vanilla. It pours moderately clear raspberry red with streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a thin pinkish red cap. As it warms the effervescence calms down turning the drink beautiful brilliant raspberry red. It’s a prickly, carbonic ride over the tongue as a raspberry lemony tartness rounded off by hibiscus notes emerges from the sides. The beer has just enough grain so that you know it’s a beer and has a very light buttery diacetyl note in the finish. There is no appreciable sweetness. Both the raspberry and the wild fermentation produce the sourness. Tannin from the raspberries and the oak enhance the dryness while the acidity highlights the raspberry and the hibiscus flavors. This is a flavorful, light, refreshing fruit beer for adults.

Brewery Introduction

Sun King Brewing Company is the brain child of Dave Colt and Clay Robinson. Dave and Clay first met when Dave was the bar manager and assistant brewer at the now-defunct Circle V Brewing Co. on the north side of Indianapolis and Clay was a student at Wabash College.

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