- My Rating: [B-], I gave it a (3.1 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Elderflower Kettle Sour – Bridge Brewing, 4.9% ABV – 18 IBUs, 650ml., (North Vancouver, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft brew)
printed on the front-right label:
“…Tart and refreshing, this beer was inspired by the Brewmaster’s Mother with fresh aromas of a spring garden. Elderflowers give a gentle floral brightness to this crisp kettle-soured ale. Lightly hopped with Galaxy and Centennial hops to provide a background of nectarine and citrus.”
- Style: (flavoured – Elderflower) Sour Ale
- Taste: Mostly controlled big sour dry elderflower grapefruit flesh tangy toasty barley malt
- Where I got it : Brewery Creek / Vancouver
- How much: $6.95 (after 10% off) – 650ml., March 2016
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nah
Visual: Pours translucent brown amber with a small dissipating 2mm head, thin layer of micro retention, clusters of fast active tiny streams.
Nose: tangy elderflower, toasty toffee barley malt, alcohol (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: acidic sour-tart
Mid-palate: continued rounded fleshy grapefruit sour, tangy-puckery-tart, elderflower, (lvl-4-sweetness), background barley malt
Finish: toasty, nectarine exhale, lingering hop gentle bitter, grainy barley malt.
Summary: Big yet mostly controlled sourness with a dehydrated elderflower taste. Decent complexity but nothing that makes it epic.