- My Rating: [B], I gave it a (3.6 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Lil’ Redemption Cherry Sour – Parallel 49 Brewing, 6.7% ABV, 650ml, (Vancouver, BC, Canada) (*local craft beer*)
printed on front-left:
“Lil’ Red wandered off the paths she should have taken resulting in her being eaten by a wolf. This sour red ale was finished with tart cherries after being aged in cab-sav French oak barrels for the better part of 2 years. A much more solid step in the right direction.”
Ingredients: pale munich, crystal, and roasted wheat malts, oats, hersbrucker hops, saccharomyces, pediococcus, brettanomyces, sour cherries, and water.
- Style: (Cherry) Sour/Wild Ale
- Taste: Sour tart acidic red wine vinegar big oakiness.
- How much: $12 – 650ml., June 2015
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes, good depth of flavour
Visual: Pours murky brown with a fine foamy head, a thin 1mm layer of retention, super-fast micro streams all around.
Nose: wine-stained wet oak, light funk, sour undertones. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: incoming heavy sour-tangy tart, crisp-sour
Mid-palate: continuous sour acidity, (lvl-7)-sweetness, heavy body, (MAIN) cherry syrup, red wine vinegar, pukey sour, red wine alcohol,
Finish: cherry pie filling, cinnamon, fruity-oaked exhale.
Summary: Great depth accompanied by good drinkability. Certainly better than their previous sour cherry iterations. (Lil’ Red Sour Cherry Berlinerweisse, my review: Fail)