Hope Brewing Raspberry Sour


56165165_1065518716965606_319702878589550592_n“Hope Estate Raspberry Sour is perfect for a Summer’s day. Lovely and fresh with a decent amount of raspberries and a light sourness.”

Glassware: Stemmed tulip.

Appearance: Hard to say actually! It’s like a blend of pink, orange, red and a bit of amber. It hangs on to a wispy overlay which leaves a cascading lace down the glass.

Aroma: Super refreshing and fruity with an initial blast of tart raspberry followed by cereal grains, orange citrus and a sweaty gose-like salinity. If we didn’t know any better we’d almost say it was raspberry soda!

Flavour: Very light tart raspberry upfront. Maybe hinting at other red berries like strawberry and gooseberry with subtle rose hip florals and cereal grains. Getting mild hints of orange citrus (mandarin mostly) rolling in to the light finish which displays more raspberry on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Light on, mineraly texture. Moderate co2. Mild-medium tartness and low AbV – 3.7%. A mid summer beer that’s for sure!

Overall: Good raspberry flavours and aromas, it’s light, tart and crush-able as a Berliner should be. It hits its mark really. Tough to criticise when it’s doing all the right things.