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Piety

October, 2015

Piety

Judges Rating: 
85
Aroma: 
21 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
34 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
16 / 20

This Sour Ale with cherry puree certainly has both of those elements in the aroma -- with lots of tart cherry providing a large sour note, providing a pleasant sweet and sour nose. In the glass, it’s a hazy light amber with a pinkish hue. The flavor is much more one-dimensional: A dominant lactic sourness pushes the cherry component so far into the background that it's close to indistinguishable. The barrel-aging, along with the addition of Brettanomyces, add a measure of complexity but the lactic sourness dominates the flavor, and it is close to being too much for anyone other than serious sour beer aficionados.

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