TheAlum (4289) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft on tap at Destihlís 1st Barrel and Firkin Fest (Normal, IL). Pours a richly glowing golden hue, just a kiss of haze with a frothy bigger brighter white head. Frothy and laces pretty well, small lacing. Aromas are tart and funky, growing lemon elements, oak, and gentle vanilla funky brett, straw, and horseblanket. Lemon grows and that distinct mellow sourness element does come out, a touch of acidity as the sourness tarts to grow. A touch earthy and bready. Initial is mellow sourness that grows to a medium strength, touches of oak and bready malts, that distinct Destihl lactic element with lots of lemon, touch of grapefruit and straw. Gentle yogurt as a bit of acidity comes out into the middle. Touches of sour apples, crab apple, and bready malts. Kiss of fruit, lemon. Touches of yogurt, oak, and mellow acidity linger into the finish, kiss of lemon grows firmer, bready malts. A more mellow sort of sour for the brewery guys, but itís definitely a sour. Solid, quite quaffable. Great summer sour that is lighter, preacher a bit of leather and brett up front pushing more sourness into backend and finish. Solid St Dekkera offering here, simple and lighter, offering a great base they could likely play with for a long time as far as fruit treatments.