Smog City ‘ Cuddlebug’ Fruited Sour


“Bursting with intense aromas of apricot, peach and a hint of passion fruit, this super fruity sour beer is ripe for the summer. The strong yet balanced acidity plays off of the fruit and makes you wanna cuddle up to another glass.”

Glassware: Teku.

Appearance: Pale gold to yellow with a faint orange tint. Minimal head formation, anything that did manifest fell away almost immediately. Very little lace work as we go.

Aroma: Smells fantastic. What is it about fruits like peach, apricot and nectarine that work so damn well with sours? We think the flavour fusion of floral sweetness and succulent bright acidity with the sour, citric and vinegary notes are simply made for each other. Gorgeous hints of sour grapes, lemon juice, rockmelon, white vinegar and a whisper of oak. Superb.

Flavour: It’s been a while since we’ve had a proper sour. We must admit the intensity of the sourness tapers off after another sip or two and then it’s all about the delicious stonefruits. We’re getting the passionfruit but not the uber sweet and nectary type…more the tart-sweet Panama variety. Really subtle white vinegar, fresh lemon juice and an earthy, woody finish which lingers.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, slightly acidic with a lifted Co2. Light-moderate body and the 4.5% ABV was surprisingly low for how much flavour it packs.

Overall: A very clever and delicious counter to Snugglebug. We didn’t even know they released this alongside it! Like, a year after the fact! Both are impressive sours in their own right.