The blood orange is the darling of the citrus world, known for its deep red color and intense orange flavor, with top notes of dark berries. Hermitage's Blood Orange American Sour pours that same deep ruby red color in the glass and explodes with the amazing aroma of 35,000 fresh cut oranges. The complex character of the blood orange engulfs your palate: big and juicy. Trademark sweet and tart citrus avors combine with a richer, berry-like sweetness. Subtle notes of American Oak dance in the background, playing nicely with the Brettanomyces but staying smooth and mellow after 18 months in their cellar. There is no question that the blood oranges are the stars of the show. Oak and vanilla become more apparent as the beer warms, and your palate adjusts to the sweet and sour complexity of the blood oranges. Very drinkable and quite refreshing, this one is hard to put down.
Tartness and pucker lovers. Organic acids naturally come about from the acidified malts in the mash or during fermentation from various microorganisms and barrel aging. That's why the term 'wild' is used around Sours. They range from soft and floral and semi-sour to super funky and very sour and really everywhere in between.
- ABV: Low to high alcohol
- Color: light to dark
- Glassware: Goblet or stemware
- Temperature: 40-50 oF
- Food Pairing: meat and cheese plate, shellfish like shrimp, crab or lobster