Dollar Bill Brewing 2019 ‘Summer Parlay’ BA Wild Ale


52993382_1044942122356599_5839869540632100864_n“Wild fermented on organic tempranillo grapes. Citrus. tobacco and cherries with light bitterness and bold acidity. The perfect summer refresher. Suggested Track: ODB – Baby, I got your money.”

Glassware: Stemmed tulip.

Appearance: Kind of a rosy pink colour with a light orange fused through. The pour doesn’t muster up much head, with it quickly receding to the rim and leaving spotty lace as we go.

Aroma: There’s plenty happening that’s for sure, we can already tell there’s good depth to it. There’s a lovely vinous acidity, grape skins, lemon/lime, musk, wood chip, Angostura bitters, light florals, rosewater and pink peppercorns. Maybe just a flutter of raspberry and or cherry along with a soft oak tannin.

Flavour: Right on the money! (pun intended). Sour citrus, red grapes, subtle oak chips and cherries/berries to the fore. There’s a short spike of lacto acidity which softens in to the sweetness of Angostura bitters and subtle rosewater, finishing on a tangy funk that endures nicely.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat flat but it’s kept alive by a medium pucker and a vibrant acidity. There’s a decent weight to it as well…not enough to make it full bodied but there’s certainly some density.

Overall: Really enjoying what these guys are putting out…top quality sours with a catchy name and eye catching labels. I mean they’re intricate AF! P.s love the addition of the suggested track! A bit of ODB during the review is a nice touch! Brilliant drop.