Fieldwork Brewing Co. ‘Cherry Parfait’ Kettle Sour


37817163_910215905829222_4132107324456173568_n“Fieldwork Parfaits are a series of tart beers where we take a big and creamy base of oats and milk sugar, then sour them in our kettle until they are bright, acidic, and effervescent. We then ferment and condition the beer on heaps of pureed or whole fruit until the beer is almost opaque with color looking almost like a melted crayon.¬†Each fruit variation will look, smell, and taste quite a bit different, but all should be their own version of a blended fruit parfait with a tart, creamy, and fruity finish.”

Glassware: Snifter.

Appearance: Candy red with a kiss of pink. 100% clarity. It forms a cm of frothy pink foam which persists and works a fine and intricate lace down the glass.

Aroma: Kind of smells like a fire engine with its artificial sweet syrup and refreshing lemonade characters. Just loads of cherry, raspberry and strawberry alongside subtle vanilla notes, sherbet and crystallised sugars. There are so many other sweets it reminds us of – cherry slurpee, berry flavoured snowcones and raspberry fanta. Takes us back to our childhood.

Flavour: Very subtle but still displaying a lovely cherry sweetness, mildly tart berries and vanilla cream. Tasting that fire engine character again which just begs for another sip. Hints of creamy lactose and cherry candy to finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and luscious, made even more so by the use of oats. The feel is light and effortless but there is still a nice plump body filling it out. Spritzy co2 and very mild acidity.

Overall: This is the epitome of what we’d classify as a “chicks drink”. It’s fruity, sweet, light and effervescent. It would be quite the sessionable refresher on a hot day although the 6.4% ABV (well hidden mind you) would suggest otherwise! Not bad at all.