“Persistence is a sour red ale aged in our foeder. One pound per gallon of Montmorency Cherries contributes a leathery accent to this Flanders-inspired ale. Once this beer reaches its peak, we blend the batch to attain the perfect balance of our house sour culture and North American cherries.”
Glassware: Stemmed tulip.
Appearance: Kind of a light brown to chestnut affair with a loosely held cap on top. Minimal retention and scarce lace as it ebbs.
Aroma: The olfactory’s are met with a blast of tart cherry, sherbet, vinous red fruits, woody oak, plum, candied peach, sweaty horse blanket and a real manky old funk. Some nicely integrated earthy tones and a hint of red wine tannin making its way through as well. Superb aroma…everything marries up in perfect harmony.
Flavour: As your standard WW sour goes it comes on with a serious amount of lacto sourness. This one is supported by a delicious fusion of sour cherries, raspberry, plum, red berry sherbet, mild oak tannins, candied lemon/lime and a hint of those somewhat earthy vinous characters. Excellent duration on offer as well.
Mouthfeel: Nice and tight with a slightly lifted co2. Quite sour initially but it mellows out so we’d give it a pucker rating of 3.5/5. Well concealed AbV of 7.6%.
Overall: An absolute corker right here! It’s got everything we want in a sour – tart and vinous fruits, a good display of oak and the most important…that slightly candied sherbet sweetness. We love that! Dead set this is the best WW sour we’ve had to date.