“In this volume of our sour ale series, we begin with a tart and refreshing Belgian sour ale. Blended with apricot, we get a tart and refreshing sourness which leads to a slightly sweet and balanced apricot notes.”
Appearance: Hazy orange/apricot with a short but finely beaded head which eventually forms a halo. Patchy lace as it subsides.
Aroma: Apricot dominates as expected. There’s plenty of support in the way of orange citrus and other stonefruits such as peach and mango. Light florals and passion fruit also creeping in. Quite a shy aroma…we really had to dig our noses in to get a decent whiff.
Flavour: Tasting more passion fruit than apricot. It kind of reminds us of Batch’s Pash. The apricot is here, albeit very mild and slightly earthy with a delicate jammy sweetness. Maybe a flutter of coconut as well. Really weak finish though…faint apricot pulling up pretty short.
Mouthfeel: Nice and spritzy, light and a little gassy. Next to no sourness.. could almost pass as a fruity Mid-strength.
Overall: Somewhat tired and lacking any form of oomph. If it’s an apricot sour we want to smell and taste a whole lot of apricot! To be fair it is here but as mentioned earlier it’s very tame. Back to their IPA’s we go.