Sour-styled golden ale aged on foraged chanterelle mushrooms brings musty earthen soiling to vinous lemony white-wined tartness and salty ocean spray in naturally refermented bottle-conditioned blend. Briskly dry oaken white grape esters retain prominent sour-candied pucker.
On tap at Ambulance, raspily tart ruby reddish fruited sour lets powdery strawberry, blueberry and raspberry adjuncts gain mildly lactic acidulated malting for lambic-like luster. Tart berry jam continuance picks up tertiary cherry, cranberry and boysenberry subtleties for further sour-candied resilience.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, offbeat brettanomyces-enhanced sour ale lets lemon-limed raw coconut and unripe fig adjuncts build limestone wall against pilsner-like rye and oats breading. Fermented with foraged wild yeast, lightly acidic citric souring overwhelms fig-coconut conflux.
Aggressive flagship blonde sour ale only recommended to true ‘sourheads.’ Mightily vinous lemon-limed white wine souring permits hard-candied citrus pucker and musky floral tinge to venture into salty brettanomyces-bound gueuze lambic-like acidity above unmalted white wheat base.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, leathery Flemish Red-inspired sour ale brings prickly raspberry-blackberry tartness and oaken cherry pucker to acidulated Vienna malting. Subsidiary cranberry, crabapple and gooseberry illusions add backend depth.
On tap at Ambulance, impressively approachable rainbow sherbet-flavored sour ale retains eye-squinting pink lemonade, grapefruit and orange tartness for lactic-soured salinity as vanilla-sugared orange creamsickle sweetness contrasts its sour lemon-limed sherbet finish.
On tap at Growler & Gill, summery gose-styled sour ale brings salty coriander licks to wispy mango-pureed peach tartness as limey lactic acidity overrides milk sugared sweetness. Underlying passionfruit, guava and papaya tropicalia too distant for declining mango influence.
On tap at Ambulance, sour wine-barreled grand cru pits tart lemon zesting against vinous green grape subtlety and sharp cider bite. Easygoing fare with lightly acidic nature.
Psychedelia-bent sour ale brings ‘acid blend’ of lemon-dropped strawberry puree tartness and mild salted rhubarb chutney piquancy to contrasted creamy vanilla sweetness, leaving cranberry, oaken cherry and gooseberry illusions at the leathery back end. Fluffy whip-creamed strawberry sweetness counters moderate citric acidity at demure sour-fruited finish.
Enthusiastic tart-candied Sour Patch Kids knockoff offers lightly acidic lemon-limed bittering to raspberry puree adjunct, ancillary blueberry-blackberry rasp, distant pink grapefruit juicing and mildly lacquered plasticity. Fizzy soda pop crackle adds snap to convincing raspberry-pureed, pink-cleared sour ale.
On tap at Ambulance, red wine-barreled farmhouse ale utilizes dry Pinot Nero black grape tartness to enhance sweet cider licks, sour lemon pucker and herbal barnyard leathering. Mild acidity dots the burgundy-spiced finish.
On tap at Ambulance, sour brettanomyces yeast enhances tart lemon zesting and earthen black tea adjunct above pale malted raw oats. A bit underwhelming, but quite welcoming for those just discovering sour ale virtues.