The Craft BeerAdvent Calendar 2014 Day #5
- My Rating: [D+], I gave it a (2.4 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Krampus Speciale – Birrificio del Ducato, 7.0% ABV – 330ml., (Roncole Verdi di Busseto, Italy)
-Apparently this beer is only available in Canada via the BeerAdvent Calendar, lucky us! Now if only I liked it…
Style: Sour Ale/Wild Ale
- Taste: Extremely sour tart vinegar red wine oak cherry pukey
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: only for sour lovers
Visual: Pours reddish brown with a small dissipating head, ringed retention, scattered steady micro streams.
Nose: HUGE sour cherries, puke. (lvl-8)-pungency
Attack: extreme tartness, incoming sourness
Mid-palate: extreme puckering sourness! (lvl-3)-sweetness, (MAIN) red wine, vinegar, oak, cherry
Finish: light pukey aftertaste,
Summary: Knee-jerkingly, whiplashin’, scrunched-facingly sour; This one is not for those adverse to sour ales. Flavours aren’t bad, it’s just way too sour for me to enjoy properly.