Lil’ Redemption Cherry Sour – Parallel 49 Brewing (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

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Lil’ Redemption Cherry Sour – Parallel 49 Brewing, 6.7% ABV, 650ml, (Vancouver, BC, Canada) (*local craft beer*)

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“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)